Baton Rouge area
Stephen David Jr., Hancock Whitney senior vice president and regional retail manager, has been appointed to the American Bankers Association’s new national Emerging Leaders Council.
The 55-member council, which includes representatives from every state and banks of all sizes, will focus on developing new and innovative leadership programs to help raise awareness of banking as a career, increase networking and mentoring opportunities, expand political engagement at local, state and national levels and work with state bankers associations. Council members serve one-year terms renewable up to three years.
David began his Hancock Whitney career as a management associate in 2005 and now manages the company’s consumer banking operations across the bank’s west region, which includes Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Lake Charles as well as Houston and Beaumont, Texas. He earned his marketing degree from LSU.
Tina Robinson has been named vice president of human resources for Our Lady of the Lake.
Robinson was a director of organizational development and led human resources in various capacities from 2006 to 2014 at the hospital. She has more than 20 years of human resources experience, having served as a general manager in employee services and talent development for Community Coffee Co., as a hospital development professional for the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency and as a development executive for the Capital Area United Way. The Baton Rouge native has has a master's degree in education focused in adult learning.
Capitol City Produce has promoted three executives to newly created vice president positions: Mike Fruge, vice president of sales; Caleb Prejean, vice president of operations; and Devin Roy, vice president of administration and chief financial officer.
Roy also assumes new responsibility for information services and employee relationships and development.
President Darin Arceneaux said the sales, operations and finance areas form a large part of the company's foundation and are being proactively structured for growth plans at Capitol City Produce. The company recently expanded from 40,000 to 90,000 square feet, acquired Table Fresh, implemented new technologies, expanded service beyond Louisiana and Mississippi to the Alabama coast and introduced new product lines.
David Kneipp has been named president and chief executive officer of Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge, effective Aug. 22.
Kneipp will lead programs in a 19-parish area serving more than 23,000 people in south Louisiana, promoting self-sufficiency for the homeless, strengthening families, caring for the elderly and veterans, fostering independence in individuals with disabilities, and supporting development for preschoolers in child care and children and youth in the foster care system.
Kneipp has worked in several industries spanning his almost 40-year career and has overseen accounting and operations processes during most of that time. He started in the early 1980’s at Guaranty Bank, where he served as vice president of commercial lending until purchasing Acadian Travel agency, which he later sold. He was director of administration at Our Lady of Mercy Parish for over 5 years; worked at Genesis Energy, leading a team for accounting functions, human resources, information technology roles and the refinery services group. The Baton Rouge resident received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Centenary College in Shreveport.
Todd Walters has been named information technology director at Lane Regional Medical Center.
The Tallulah native has more than 22 years of health care IT experience. He was site director of information technology, electronics and telecommunications for the former LSU state hospital in Monroe, University Health Conway. Walters received his bachelor's degree in computer science and master’s in business administration from the University of Louisiana, Monroe.
Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has named Laurie Schulenberg as vice president of patient care services, directing nursing staff and practices and overseeing clinical operations.
Schulenberg was director of educational services at Woman’s Hospital and has more than 30 years of clinical experience. She was chief nursing officer at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler, Texas, and started her career as a pediatric intensive care and sedation nurse at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's degree in nursing and then from the University of Texas at Tyler with a master's in public administration and executive health care administration.
Baton Rouge Area Chamber President and CEO Adam Knapp has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
The Alexandria, Virginia-based association serves over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce.
Knapp was named president and CEO of BRAC in April 2008. The Lake Charles native previously served as the deputy director of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, economic development adviser to two governors and as the policy director for Louisiana Economic Development. He is a graduate of Davidson College, and studied at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Julius-Maximilians Universität in Würzburg, Germany.
Associated Grocers Inc. has promoted David Politz to senior vice president and chief information officer; Pete Tortorich to vice president, retail operations/business development; Carl D. Marks to vice president of operations; and William Holtman to vice president, logistics and supply chain management.
Politz was vice president of information services and has been with the company for 34 Years. Tortorich was senior director of perishables and been with the company 24 years. Marks was general manager of operations and been with the company for 21 years. Holtman was general manager, logistics and supply chain management, and been with the company for 21 years.
New Orleans area
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity has named Harry Bruns as director of retail services, overseeing the nonprofit organizations’ two ReStore locations at 2900 Elysian Fields in New Orleans and 2425 Williams Blvd. in Kenner.
Bruns was president of retail services for Alltel Corp. The Jesuit High School graduate holds a juris doctorate from Duke University and bachelor's in English from Loyola University, where he serves as a guest instructor in the School of Business.
The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana has elected Michael Wright, of Fresenius Kidney Care, as treasurer and elected to its board of directors Michelle Boudreaux, of East Jefferson General Hospital; Candace Durand Butler, of Hancock Whitney Bank; Julie Cauvin Hahn, of Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute; Karlee Hileman, of Akebia Therapeutics; David Nolan, retired from Fifth District Savings Bank; and Dr. Anil S. Paramesh, of Tulane Medical Center.
Phyllis L. Peoples, president chief executive officer of Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma, has been elected to chair the Louisiana Hospital Association board of trustees.
David L. Callecod, president of Lafayette General Health, will now serve as immediate past chair; Parker A. Templeton, CEO of Iberia Medical Center in New Iberia, as chair-elect; and Jason E. Cobb, CEO of Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, treasurer.
At-large trustees from the area are Edgardo Tenreiro, CEO of Baton Rouge General Medical Center, and Chris Fox, division president facility-based services for LHC Group in Lafayette. Southeast district trustee is Rene J. Ragas, CEO of Our Lady of Angels Hospital in Bogalusa.
In addition, the Louisiana Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation elected Gregory C. Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health in New Orleans, as the its chair and re-elected Charles D. Daigle, CEO of Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, as its secretary/treasurer.