Baton Rouge area

Carmen George, a faculty member at Baton Rouge General School of Radiologic Technology, has been appointed to the national bylaws and standards committee for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, a professional association for the medical imaging and radiation therapy community.

George will serve a two-year appointment, working directly with colleagues across the country to ensure the integrity of the field’s professional standards and regulations. Radiologic technologists work in a variety of fields and are cross-trained in advanced technologies like CT, MRI, mammography and heart catheterization and intervention.

Scott Harrington has been named director of the LSU Law Center of Continuing Professional Development after serving as interim director since July upon the retirement of long-serving director Glynn Pellegrin.

Harrington's service dates to 1998 as a student worker. Before taking over as interim director this summer, he served as associate director for 11 years and had held roles as coordinator and assistant coordinator. Harrington earned a juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 2015 and holds a bachelor's degree in information systems and decision sciences/business administration from LSU.

Investar Bank National Association has named George W. Town Jr. as a commercial relationship manager and vice president in the greater Baton Rouge market.

Town has 13 years’ experience and spent the past 12 years in the banking industry. He was with Red River Bank and had served as a relationship manager in commercial dealer services for Capital One Bank. Town received a bachelor's degree in finance and an Master's of Business Administration degree specializing in finance from LSU.

The LSU Office of Research & Economic Development has named Keena Arbuthnot as associate vice president for humanities, social sciences and allied fields and Stephania Cormier as associate vice president for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Arbuthnot is a professor in the LSU School of Education. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Central Missouri and master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cormier is a professor and Wiener Endowed Chair in the LSU Department of Biological Sciences and professor in the LSU Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the School of Veterinary Medicine. Cormier received her bachelor's degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Ph.D. from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

James R. “Sonny” Chastain has been reelected to the management committee at the Kean Miller law firm.

His law practice focuses on the resolution of business disputes, intellectual property and commercial litigation matters. The Baton Rouge native received his bachelor's degree in finance from LSU and juris doctorate from the LSU Law Center. 

Seven new board members have been appointed to the board of directors of Volunteers In Public Schools: Rory Denicola, ExxonMobil; Donna Dooley, education consultant; Shawn Leake, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; Johnell Matthews, Matthews & Matthews Law; Cameron Roberson, Lamar Advertising; Anne Segura Manint, Baton Rouge General; and Chris Trahan, Sasso Agency.

New Orleans area

Marianne Addy has been named executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Louisiana, which recently announced a partnership with Children’s Hospital New Orleans to expand and relocate its operations, presently at 4403 Canal St., to Children’s main campus.

The Mandeville resident was chief marketing and communications officer at Girl Scouts Louisiana East, where she managed the Girl Scout brand for nearly 20 years and through the Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana joining with the Audubon Girl Scout council in Baton Rouge to form Girl Scouts Louisiana East in 2008.

Addy earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a public relations concentration from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jillian Sandoval has been named executive director of Electric Girls.

The organization cited her experience in nonprofit leadership and commitment to equity for New Orleans girls and their families and ability to lead Electric Girls through strategic planning with a dedication to inclusivity and shared voice. Sandoval was executive director of, where she also previously served as program and volunteer manager. She also had been an AmeriCorps program director at Project Homecoming.

Electric Girls founder Flor Serna will stay in a full-time position through the end of the year and will become a member of the board of directors in January.

Phelps Dunbar has named Errol J. King Jr. as a partner, leading a new team of lawyers from Baton Rouge handling health care litigation, state and federal regulatory matters, risk management, ERISA, privacy and cyber issues.

The health care litigators are Dan Guillory and Katherine Cicardo Mannino in Baton Rouge and Craig Caesar handling antitrust, intellectual property, privacy and data security issues from New Orleans.

They were with Baker Donelson. 

King is a past vice chairman of the HMOs and Health Plans Substantive Law Committee of the American Health Lawyer’s Association, and current general counsel for the American Association of Plans, Administrators and Networks, as well as the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations and the Third Party Administrators Association of America.