NEW ORLEANS AREA
Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts has named Jorge Henriquez as chief operating officer for its upscale division, Christopher Ycaza as corporate beverage manager and Carl Degersdorff as general manager at Broussard’s.
Henriquez has been with the Brennan Family at Commander’s Palace and later Dickie Brennan and Co. Ycaza was Broussard’s general manager. Degersdorff was executive chef and owner of Van Wyck Catering in Sedona, Arizona, and in the past had been director of restaurant operations at the JW Marriott Hotel in New Orleans.
Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts includes upscale restaurants Broussard’s, Kingfish, The Bombay Club and Boulevard American Bistro; casual restaurants Royal House Oyster Bar, Bayou Burger & Sports Co., LeBayou Restaurant, Pier 424 Seafood Market, Chartres House, Café Maspero, The Original Pierre Maspero’s and Creole House Restaurant & Oyster Bar; and multiple Big Easy Café and Daiquiris, as well as special event venues Bourbon Vieux and Marché.
BATON ROUGE AREA
Entergy Louisiana LLC has named Jeff Holeman manager of new business development.
Holeman served on the company’s industrial account executive team and managed services for many of the company’s largest industrial customers.
Kimberly M. Dudley joined Our Lady of the Lake College as director of admissions.
Dudley previously has served as director of admissions and financial aid at River Parishes Community College, as associate/interim director of financial aid at LSU and had worked in OLOL College’s office of financial aid.
NFP Benefits Solution Group Inc. has named Tasia Hebert as business development manager.
She was human resources manager at Robinson Brothers Ford Lincoln.
Cheryl Stroy , of WBRZ-TV Channel 2, has been elected president of the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists.
Other officers are Deedra Wilson, of WVLA-TV Channel 33, vice president; DeAnza Collins, of Cultured Media Group, secretary; Gary Wordlaw, of WVLA, treasurer; and Michelle McCalope, of On Assignment Media, immediate past president.
Scott Dickie, co-owner and partner of Peak Performance Physical Therapy, now runs the Dutchtown location.
He previously ran the Denham Springs location, which he started in 2000. As a full-time practicing clinician, his primary interest is manual therapy of the spine and extremities.
Charles Fenstermaker has been named chief financial officer of C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates LLC.
He succeeds Dan Lavergne, who retired and held the position for 18 years.
Fenstermaker was director of administrative operations and is the grandson of company founder Charles Howard Fenstermaker Jr. and son of CEO William H. Fenstermaker.
Hospitality Management Corp. has named Peter Ambros as general manager of the Wyndham Garden Hotel Lafayette.
He previously served as general manager for the Crowne Plaza Astor in New Orleans. He also has held management positions within the industry for the Radisson, Omni, Hyatt and Doubletree hotels in Baltimore and Chicago.
Postlethwaite & Netterville APAC promoted to audit director Aaron Cancienne in New Orleans and Rodney Combs and Tommy Naquin in Baton Rouge and to tax director Keith Crews and Jon LeBlanc in Baton Rouge.
The five were associate directors.
Cancienne provides audit and assurance services in various industries. Combs performs and supervises audits for government entities, nonprofits and financial institutions. Naquin provides assurance services for credit unions and government agencies. Crews focuses on tax planning and compliance for clients across multiple industries. LeBlanc provides tax planning and compliance services for foundations, individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts.
Darrel J. Papillion, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC , has been elected president of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Other officers are Dona Kay Renegar, a member of Huval, Veazey, Felder & Renegar LLC in Lafayette, president-elect; Alainna R. Mire, chief resilience officer and an assistant attorney for the Alexandria City Attorney’s Office, secretary; H. Minor Pipes III, a founding member of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLC in New Orleans, treasurer; and Mark A. Cunningham, a senior partner in Jones Walker LLP in New Orleans, immediate past president.
Members of the 2016-17 board of governors from the area are: in the 1st district. Patrick A. Talley Jr., a partner in the New Orleans office of the law firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP, and D. Skylar Rosenbloom, an associate in the New Orleans office of the law firm of Fishman Haygood LLP; 2nd district, John E. “Eddie” McAuliffe Jr., an attorney in the Metairie office of Frederick A. Miller & Associates; 3rd district, Blake R. David, founding partner of the Lafayette law firm of Broussard & David LLC; 5th district, C. Kevin Hayes, owner of Hayes Strategic Solutions LLC in Baton Rouge, and Edward J. Walters Jr., a partner in the Baton Rouge firm of Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens LLC; and at-large members Rachael D. Johnson, senior staff attorney with the Law Offices of Julie E. Vaicius (employees of The Hartford) in Metairie; Jermaine Guillory, section chief for the 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Baton Rouge; Loyola University College of Law representative Monica Hof Wallace, the Dean Marcel Garsaud Jr. distinguished professor of law; Southern University Law Center representative Donald W. North, law professor in Baton Rouge; and Louisiana State Law Institute representative Kevin C. Curry, a partner in the Baton Rouge law firm of Kean Miller LLP; and house of delegates liaison committee chair Julie Baxter Payer, deputy chief of staff for communications/legal/special projects for Gov. John Bel Edwards, and members S. Jacob Braud, a partner of Ballay, Braud & Colon PLC in Belle Chasse, and Sandra K. Cosby, an associate at Frederick A. Miller & Associates in Metairie.