Baton Rouge area
Dr. Frank Andrews has been named head of the Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine.
He has served as the interim department head since September 2020. Andrews joined the faculty of the vet school as a professor in veterinary clinical sciences and director of the equine health studies program in 2008. He received his bachelor's degree, master's degree and doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. His research focus is on treatment and prevention of gastric ulcer disease in horses.
Douglas Dupont has been named Baton Rouge market president for the Bank of St. Francisville.
The Baton Rouge native worked first with First National Banker’s Bank, specializing in loan review and credit analysis from 2007 to 2015. He relocated to Monroe with First National Bank before joining Bank of St. Francisville as vice president for commercial lending in 2018, developing the bank's commercial lending and deposit portfolio from the northern part of the state. Dupont returned to Baton Rouge in early 2020. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi.
Austin Delery has been promoted to wealth adviser, partner at Olivier Group LLC.
Delery also earned the Certified Financial Planner designation.
New Orleans area
Trahan Architects has promoted in its New Orleans studio Nathan Petty to director and Sheena Garcia to project designer/visualization specialist.
Petty has two decades of experience in design practices and is a key project leader in the design of institutional, higher-education, high-rise and custom residence project types in major cities internationally. He is instrumental in daily management of studio operations and the firm’s Mercedes-Benz Superdome renovation. He holds a master's degree in architecture from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Virginia.
Garcia has more than 10 years of experience as a lead visualizer and creative manager for design projects and marketing campaigns across the world. Her work as an architect and artist focuses on the development of 3D media techniques as a tool for the advancement of design through representation. She will play a role in visual refinement. She holds a master's degree in architecture from Princeton University and a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan.
Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management has elected as state council director Sandy Michelet, director of human resources at Sparkhound LLC in Baton Rouge.
Other officers and directors are assistant state director Karen Breaux, human resources director at Postlethwaite & Netterville in Baton Rouge; Treasurer Timothy A. Kelly, regional HR business partner at Flowers Baking Co. of New Orleans; secretary Tessa Brown, HR manager at CCI Piping Systems in Breaux Bridge; past state director/state conference Co-chair Gena Champagne, franchise owner of Spherion Staffing in New Orleans; at-Large membership director Kristy D. Touchet, vice president/HR director at Home Bank in Lafayette; legislative activities director Jay Stovall, a partner at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP in Baton Rouge; District Director I for Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria, Chip Strode, HR manager at Securitas Inc. in West Monroe; district director II for Houma, New Orleans and the north shore, Kelly Huben, director of operations and HR at MS Benbow & Associates in Metairie; District director III for Lafayette, Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Rebecca Briley, vice president of human resources at EFCU Financial Federal Credit Union in Baton Rouge.
Chapter presidents on the state council are Damona Barnes, human resources director at Warren Easton Charter High School, New Orleans; Katrina Branson, HR consultant and owner of HR Navigation LLC, northeast Louisiana; Jody Hammett, owner and consultant at Hammett Resources, greater Baton Rouge; Britney Ratcliff, HR specialist at Metro Aviation Inc. in Shreveport-Bossier City, northwest Louisiana; Desiree Prevost, HR manager at Lafayette General, Acadiana; Rose Wilczewski, HR specialist at Boise Cascade, central Louisiana; Marcela Allemand, HR director at NVI LLC in Gray, Bayou chapter; Ashley Ortego, human resources at Packaging Corporation of America, Calcasieu; Cecelia Bourdreaux, HR director at Stoa Group in Hammond, north shore chapter.