Campus Federal Credit Union has named Brandin Brewer as mortgage lending manager, overseeing its mortgage lending team and managing real estate loans.

Brewer was operations manager at Network Funding LP and has nearly 20 years of experience in mortgage origination and process management at Campus Federal.

The LSU College of Agriculture has named Phil Elzer as executive associate dean.

Elzer also serves as director of the college’s School of Animal Sciences and as LSU AgCenter associate vice president for animal programs and natural resources. He is a professor of veterinary science and veterinary immunology and has conducted brucellosis research at the AgCenter for more than 22 years. Elzer previously served as interim head of the Department of Veterinary Science and as assistant vice chancellor of the AgCenter and assistant director of the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and master’s degree and doctorate in veterinary immunology from Cornell University.

Phil Frost, director of BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, has been elected chairman of the board for Species360, an international data sharing company aiding over 1,000 member institutions, including the global community of zoos, aquariums and other wildlife organizations in more than 90 countries. Its mission is to aid members in saving endangered animals from extinction. 


Dr. George S. Ellis Jr., an ophthalmologist who specializes in pediatric eye diseases and adult strabismus at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, has begun a two-year term as president of the Orleans Parish Medical Society.

Board members are Dr. Ann E. Borreson, allergy-immunology, Ochsner Health System; Dr. John F. Heaton, chief medical officer, LCMC Health and Children’s Hospital New Orleans; Dr. William S. LaCorte, primary care/internal medicine, Ochsner Health System; Dr. Mehdi Qalbani,  psychiatry/forensic psychiatry, Integrated Behavioral Health LLC; Dr. Michael L. Wheelis, emergency/industrial medicine, West Jefferson Industrial Medicine; and Shana Zucker, a candidate for medical doctor and masters degrees in science and public health at Tulane University School of Medicine.

Peoples Health in Metairie has promoted Thomas Gennaro to vice president of financial analysis.

Gennaro joined Peoples Health in 2010 and has held other leadership roles within the company, including assistant vice president of corporate financial analysis and senior executive director of the East Bank market.

Gennaro earned a bachelor's degree in finance and a master's in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of New Orleans.

Dr. George Chimento, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and section head of adult reconstruction and joint replacement at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, was elected as president of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.

Chimento graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Tulane University Medical Center; served four years in the U.S. Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport; and a fellowship in joint replacement surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He has been at Ochsner since 2006.

Tulane Health System has named Tom Patrias as chief operating officer, effective March 12.

Patrias has been chief executive officer since 2014 at Bayfront Health Spring Hill, a hospital affiliated with Community Health Systems in Spring Hill, Florida. He also has led several hospitals in Georgia and Florida since joining CHS in 2006.

Patrias graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and minor in business from Tulane University has an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business.

Leah Nunn Engelhardt has been named a partner at Chaffe McCall LLP in its New Orleans office and will serve as practice area coordinator.

Engelhardt has more than two decades of legal experience and will be assisting clients in complex insurance matters involving insurance litigation, risk assessment and analysis, coverage, risk transfer and regulatory issues. She is a graduate of LSU's Paul M. Hebert Law Center and has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Auburn University.


Tim Stine, chief executive officer of Stine Lumber Co., has been elected chair of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry board of directors.

He succeeds Art Favre, president of Performance Contractors, who becomes the immediate past chair.

Other officers are Sonia Perez, president of AT&T Louisiana, vice chair; Terry Baugh, chief financial officer of D&J Construction Co., secretary; and Tom O’Neal, president of O’Nealgas Inc., treasurer.

LABI's board members who are reappointed or new include Adrianne Baumgartner, partner at Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson; James Bulliard, owner of Cajun Chef Products Inc.; Karl Connor, director of government affairs at BP America Inc.; Emile Cordaro, government affairs at American Electric Power; John Doggett, chief administrative officer at Crest Operations LLC; Maura Donahue, executive vice president at DonahueFavret Contractors Inc.; Keith Duet, owner of Duet Wealth Management; Michael Eason, senior vice president at Merrill Lynch; Tommy Faucheux, southeast U.S. state government affairs leader at Dow Chemical Co.; William Fenstermaker, chairman and CEO at Fenstermaker; Wayne Fontana, of Fontana & Seelman LLP; William Fontenot, CEO of Cleco Corp.; Felicia A. Frederick, state government affairs manager at Chevron USA Inc.; David Gaines, CEO of System Retail Services and vice president  of public affairs at Ochsner Health System; Will Green, president of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association; Lane Grigsby, chairman emeritus at Cajun Industries LLC; Richard Guillory, vice president of operations, south central group, at Cintas Corp.; Bryan Hanks, president at Beta Land Services LLC; Tom Hawkins, president at Atmos Energy; Michael Hayes, public affairs manager at Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC; Meryl Kennedy, president of Kennedy Rice Dryers Inc.; Martin Mayer, president of Stirling Properties Inc.; Patrick Mockler, president of Mockler Beverage Co.; Jessica Monroe, director of state government affairs at Johnson & Johnson HCS; John Overton, owner and chief financial officer of Turn Key Solutions; Scott Poole, chief operating officer at Martco LLC; E. Fredrick Preis Jr., senior partner in the labor and employment law section at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP; James Raines, partner at Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP; Deborah Randolph, president of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce; James T. Rogers III, partner at Adams and Reese; Gordon Rountree, senior vice president and general counsel at Lafayette General Medical Center; David Shuffield, general manager Louisiana for LafargeHolcim U.S.; Stephen Toups, vice president of business development and marketing at Turner Industries Group LLC; John Walters, vice president of governmental relations at Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana Inc.; and Joseph Zanco, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Home Bank.

The Louisiana Home Builders Association has installed Nick Castjohn, of the Northshore Home Builders Association, as president.

Other officers are First Vice President Curtis M. Loftin, of the Northwest Home Builders Association; Second Vice President Dodie Adams, of the Northshore Home Builders Association; Third Vice President-Elect Tommy Pinion, of the Home Builders Association of Central; Associate Vice President Bobby Parks, of the Northeast Home Builders Association; and Immediate Past President Conrad Blanchard, of the Northeast Home Builders Association.