Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp. has named William B. Bangs IV as senior vice president of policyholder services and agency relations and Michael Stiltner as vice president and general counsel.

Bangs was vice president of corporate services. Stiltner was deputy general counsel/chief compliance officer.

Brian Richmond has been named chief technology officer for the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum. He was manager of business operations and technology services.

Ed Holton, endowed professor and associate director in the LSU School of Human Resource Education & Workforce Development, has been named interim associate dean for distance learning and leadership in the College of Human Sciences & Education.

Gary Jupiter, general manager of Springhill Suites-Airport, has been elected preisdent of the Baton Rouge Lodging Association.

Other officers are Ralph Ney, Embassy Suites’ general manager, vice president; Cherri Kieschnick, Homewood Suites’ general manager, treasurer; John Crum, of Auto Chlor, vice president of allied membership; Al Schof, Hyatt Hotel’s director of sales, vice president of sales and marketing; Tanya Roberson, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center’s director of sales, vice president of education; Allison Crump, Holiday Inn South’s director of sales, secretary; Renee Bergner, Staybridge Suites-LSU director of sales, vice president of development; Kenneth Rafferty, Hampton Inn & Suites-Reiger’s general manager, vice president of membership; Marielle Howard, Business Report, vice president of public awareness; and Renee Areng, Visit Baton Rouge representative.

Toni Hayes, of Chocollage, has been elected president of the Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Other officers are Ed Jimenez, of Entergy, vice president; Jim McIlwain, of Lamar Advertising, treasurer; Bob Rainer, of Rainer, Anding & McLindon, immediate past president.

New members are Marvin Borgmeyer; Todd Schexnayder, of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; and Chris Stelly, of Louisiana Economic Development.


Chaffe McCall has named as partners in the law firm’s New Orleans office D’Juan Hernandez in the business practice group and Christopher Martin in the health-care group and named Terry Alarcon as of counsel practicing in the firm’s government and white collar criminal group.

Most recently, Hernandez founded Sun Energy. Martin was an in-house health-care attorney at Ochsner Hospital. Alarcon served as chief judge of the 41st Judicial District Criminal Court.


Lafayette General Medical Center announced the appointment of Geoff Daily as the development director of the Lafayette General Foundation.

He founded and operated FiberCorps.


Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to a council and commission:

  • Governor’s Advisory Council on Disability Affairs: Lynette Fontenot, of Lafayette, a motivational speaker; Donna St. Cyr, of Baton Rouge, a retired librarian from the St. Jude the Apostle School; and Sharon Hennessey, of Baton Rouge, executive director of People First Louisiana.
  • Louisiana Commission on Human Rights: Terrence Ginn, of Baton Rouge, associate commissioner of finance and administration at the Board of Regents.