BATON ROUGE

Kristin Thomas-Martin, operations manager of ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Plastics, has been elected to the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance's Board of Directors.

Thomas-Martin began her career in 2006 with ExxonMobil at the Baton Rouge Chemical Plant after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a chemical engineering degree and working at Dow Chemical Co. for two years. She left Baton Rouge in 2010 and worked at ExxonMobil plants in Houston and Brussels. In 2019, she began working as operations manager at the Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant.

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Cathy Griffiths has been promoted to chief quality officer of Woman's Hospital.

She has served as Woman’s vice president of quality since 2014. She is responsible for quality, regulatory/accreditation, risk management, patient safety, infection control, pharmacy, utilization management, organization-wide education and social services.  

Griffiths has served as an instructor of nursing for LSU Health since 2011. She earned a bachelor's in nursing from Loyola University New Orleans, a master’s in health care management from the University of New Orleans and a doctorate in nursing science from LSU Health Sciences Center.

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Katherine LeBlanc has been named chief marketing officer for Smalls Sliders.

Smalls Sliders opened their first location in September 2019 in Baton Rouge and has plans to open a second location this fall.

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LeBlanc most recently served as chief marketing officer of Twist Brands. She was a marketing leader for several iconic New Orleans brands including Smoothie King and Dickie Brennan & Co.

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Dr. Breanna Campbell has joined Baton Rouge General as an infectious disease specialist, treating patients at the hospital's Bluebonnet campus.

Campbell earned undergraduate degrees in biology and Spanish from Texas Tech University. She then completed her medical degree, with an additional certificate in global health, at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and her residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Campbell then completed an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Virginia.

NEW ORLEANS

LaVerne Toombs will step down as executive director of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, effective Nov. 12.

Toombs has been a public servant for over 20 years and decided to semi-retire. The chamber plans to conduct a regionwide search to select a permanent replacement.

AROUND LOUISIANA

Donald W. Washington has been appointed to the board of directors for Home Bank.

Washington most recently served as the director of the U.S. Marshals Service. He previously served as a member of the board of directors for Home Bank from June 2016 until he was sworn in as director of Marshals Service on March 29, 2019. He is a former partner in the law firm of Jones Walker. He earned his juris doctor degree from South Texas College of Law and his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.