Baton Rouge area

Teri Fontenot, retired chief executive officer of Woman’s Hospital, has received the Health Hero Award from the Louisiana Department of Health.

The award recognizes Fontenot's career serving others and stewardship over the expansion of the nation’s only independent, nonprofit women’s hospital. Fontenot served as CEO at Woman's for 23 years. 

Richard Vlosky has received the Fred W. Gottschalk Memorial Award from the Forest Products Society, recognizing exceptional service to organization by an individual member.

Vlosky is the Crosby Land & Resources Professor of Forest Sector Business Development and director of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at the LSU Agricultural Center.

He has been a member of the society for 27 years and been involved in a number of strategic leadership roles at the national and section levels.

André Uzee, a recent retiree of Dexco Polymers, received the 2019 Technical Award at the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers annual awards.

The award recognizes his achievements as author or co-author of 10 U.S. patents and 42 world patent publications. Uzee joined Dexco in 1990 after it merged with Dow Chemical Co., where he worked as a chemist in its research and development department. He retired from Dexco in 2015 as the company’s senior development scientist and global technical manager of elastics polymers. He is a graduate of Chalmette High School and Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi.

New Orleans area

The Greater Mid-City Business Association has presented its Mid-City Business of the Year award to Mark’s Mid-City Service Station and Mid-City Person of the Year award to Sidney D. Torres IV.

Mark’s Mid-City Service Station has served the neighborhood for 26 years with auto repair services. Owner Mark Boudreaux grew up in the neighborhood and has been active in supporting neighborhood activities.

Torres is a major investor in Mid-City real estate and businesses and recently established his IV Waste company headquarters in Mid-City. He has holdings of large tracts of vacant land there for development.

Lafayette area

Dr. David E. Allie, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, was presented with the Marshall University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes outstanding national achievements of Marshall alumni in their particular field.

Allie's diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease began almost 45 years ago. He has received several lifetime achievement awards, a cardiovascular surgeon of the year award and provided standard of care education and training for two generations of health care providers.