The Marriott Metairie at Lakeway has named Jerry Reyes as general manager.

Reyes was general manager of The Hotel Modern New Orleans and has also worked with Loews Hotels and Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

Michelle Menough has been named director of contract coordination and network development administration at Peoples Health in Metairie.

She was assistant director of contract coordination and network development administration.

Gillis, Ellis & Baker has named Amanda Graves as branding and communications manager.

She was communications director for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and area Internet marketing coordinator for the New Orleans Hotel Collection. Gillis, Ellis & Baker provides insurance and risk management for families and businesses along the Gulf Coast.

Geocent in Metairie has named Patrick Scheuermann as executive vice president for aerospace and defense and also chief development officer for the corporation.

He will be located in Geocent’s Huntsville, Alabama, office. Scheuermann retired as center director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. At Geocent, he will look for partnerships with tenants of the Redstone Arsenal, Stennis Space Center and the Michoud Assembly Facility.


BASF in Geismar has named Scott Brandenburg as vice president of engineering and maintenance; Kristen Pforr as vice president of operations, chemical intermediates North America; and Kevin Williams as procurement hub manager at Geismar.

Brandenburg was vice president of engineering and maintenance at BASF’s Freeport, Texas, site.

Pforr was operations director of industrial petrochemicals North America at Freeport. Williams was on assignment with BASF’s mobile catalyst emissions division in Hanover, Germany, as part of BASF’s leadership development program.

Dr. Brent M. Giuffre has been named medical director of the department of emergency medicine at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.

He was medical director of emergency medicine at St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling.

Chad D. Danos, director of landscape architecture for Duplantis Design Group PC in Baton Rouge, has been elected president of the American Society of Landscape Architects.