Baton Rouge area

Erin Monroe Wesley has joined Cox as the southeast vice president of government and public affairs, overseeing efforts in Louisiana, Florida and Georgia from Baton Rouge.

Monroe Wesley was special counsel for Gov. John Bel Edwards. She previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Baton Rouge Area Chamber; executive counsel for former Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu; associate executive counsel for former Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco; and as a staff attorney for the Louisiana State Senate. The Shreveport native received her undergraduate degree from LSU and juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center.

Dr. Renita W. Marshall has been appointed vice chancellor for academic and student services at the Southern University Ag Center and associate dean of the Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.

Since 2017 Marshall has held the positions of director of the Southern University Institute for One Health One Medicine; department chair of agricultural sciences; and professor of animal science. She has also served as the veterinarian for the Southern University Ag Center since 2012. She previously was with the Southern University Ag Center for more than a decade as interim associate research director and livestock programs director. Marshall earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from Southern University, master's in biomedical sciences from the University of Missouri — Columbia and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Troy Blanchard has been named dean of the LSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Blanchard has served as interim dean and is a professor of sociology at LSU and previously held administrative positions including associate dean of humanities and social sciences; director of the Louisiana Population Estimates Program; and full professor in the Department of Sociology. Blanchard's expertise and research interests focus on demography, population health and social inequality. He earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in sociology from LSU.

New Orleans area

Chaffe McCall has elected Amy McIntire as a partner.

McIntire joined the law firm in 2013 and is a member of the firm’s litigation group, where she focuses her practice on product-liability defense. She also serves as a member of the firm’s national labor and employment group. She received her juris doctorate from Notre Dame Law School and bachelor's degree in management from Tulane University with a double major in legal studies in business and English.

Trahan Architects has named Julia Gamolina as director of strategy and Julia LeBlanc as director of business development and communications.

Gamolina is the founder and editor of, an online publication focusing on women who advance the practice of architecture. She received her bachelor of architecture from Cornell University. LeBlanc has 15 years of experience domestically and abroad. She has held executive leadership positions at Viacom, David Yurman and most recently led global strategic communications and marketing for fine jewelry company Marco Bicego. 

Angela Morere has been named branch office administrator in the Mandeville office of financial services firm Edward Jones.

She replaces Linda Latour, a senior branch office administrator, who is retiring after more than 21 years of service with the firm. Morere has worked with Edward Jones since 2015 and was branch office administrator at another location. She is responsible for the daily operation of the office, including providing client service, supporting marketing activities and staying updated on technological advances.

Around Louisiana

Roy Holleman has been named state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Louisiana.

Holleman began his career in the banking industry, became a business owner and has a 25-year nonprofit management career in economic development geared mainly toward rural communities.