Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips LLP issued the following announcement on Feb. 11.
Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton has been elected to the board of directors of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). LABI is the state’s largest business organization, and a voice for the principles of free enterprise in Louisiana, representing the views and interests of the Louisiana business community in the political, legislative, judicial and regulatory processes.
LABI is the official Louisiana chapter for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, serving its broad membership by working towards the singular goal of fostering a climate for economic growth through consistently championing the principles of the free enterprise system. For more than 40 years, LABI has used its credibility and influence to effect legislative change and create a pro-business climate to grow Louisiana’s economy.
The 2020 Board of Directors of LABI provides input and oversight for advancing the effectiveness and sustainability of the Association by adopting sound, ethical governance and financial management to forward the mission of LABI. The current LABI Board of Directors consist of:
Jeff Albright, Executive Vice President, Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana
Robert Angelico, President & Managing Partner, Liskow & Lewis
Joe Arroyo, President, Fire Extinguisher & Supply Company, Inc.
James A. Babst, Attorney, Wegmann & Babst, LLC
Scott Ballard, Founder, Ballard Brands
Bobby Barousse, Chief Financial Officer, Elmer Candy Corporation
Bob Barton, Managing Partner, Taylor Porter
Terry Baugh, Vice Chair Chief Financial Officer, D & J Construction Company, Inc.
Adrianne Baumgartner, Partner, Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson
Andree Begneaud, Owner, Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
Jill Benoit, Regional Manager Government Affairs, LafargeHolcim U.S.
Robert S. Boh, President, Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC
Ayres Bradford, Business Development Director, Lincoln Builders, Inc.
James B. Bulliard, Owner, Cajun Chef Products, Inc.
J. H. Campbell, Jr., Manager, Client Consulting Services, LLC
Kim Carver, Vice President of Government Relations, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
Emile Cordaro, Government Affairs, American Electric Power
Tom Cox, President, Golfballs.com, Inc.
Kim Cusimano, Government & Public Affairs Manager, North American Operations, Sasol Chemicals USA
Eric Danos, Owner & Executive, Danos, LLC
Jason DeCuir, Principal, Ryan, LLC
John Doggett, Chief Administrative Officer, Crest Operations, LLC
Maura Donahue, Executive Vice President, DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
Keith P. Duet, Owner, Duet Wealth Management
Michael Eason, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
Lavelle Edmondson, State Government Affairs Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company, LP
Ronald Evans, Owner, International Packaging Company, LLC
Tommy Faucheux, Southeast U.S. State Government Affairs Leader, Dow Inc.
Art Favre, President, Performance Contractors
Cassie Felder, Managing Attorney, Swamp Dragon, LLC
Courtney A. Fenet, Jr. Vice President & Special Assistant to CEO and President, R.E. Heidt Construction Company, L.L.C.
William Fenstermaker, Chairman & CEO, Fenstermaker
John J. Finan, Jr., President & CEO, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc
Wayne J. Fontana, Attorney, Fontana & Seelman, LLP
William Fontenot, President & CEO, Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC
Felicia Frederick, State Government Affairs Manager, Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
David Gaines, CEO System Retail Services & Vice President of Public Affairs, Ochsner Health Systems
Ryan Girouard, Senior Vice President, Middle Market Banking, Hancock Whitney Bank
Lane Grigsby, Chairman Emeritus, Cajun Industries, LLC
George H. Guidry, Jr., Regional Manager, State Government Affairs, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
Richard Guillory, Vice President of Operations, South Central Group, Cintas Corporation
Jay Guillot, Senior Vice President, Hunt, Guillot & Associates LLC
Tyson Hackenberg, Vice President, APTIM
Mike Hall, Controller, Nucor Steel Louisiana LLC
Bryan Hanks, President, Beta Land Services, LLC
Chris Haskew, Louisiana Market President, Capital One Bank Louisiana
David Huval, Professional Civil Engineer, CEC, Inc.
Bryan Jones, Gulf Coast Deputy Office Leader, HNTB Corporation
Steve M. Jordan, Chief Executive Officer, Central Crude, Inc.
Meryl Kennedy Farr, President, Kennedy Rice Mill, LLC
Christopher M. Kinsey, Chief Executive Officer, Kinsey Interests, Inc.
James M. Lapeyre, Jr., President, Laitram, LLC
Raymond Lasseigne, President, TMR Exploration, Inc.
Jamey LeBlanc, Senior Director, Strategic Support, Community Coffee Company, LLC
Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President & General Manager, BASF Corporation
Sandra Lindquist, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Melissa Mann, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Central Region, CenturyLink
Martin Mayer, President, Stirling Properties, Inc.
Jude Melville (Treasurer), President, Business First Bank
Patrick Mockler, President, Mockler Beverage Company
Jessica Monroe, Director of State Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson HCS
Danny Montelaro, South Louisiana Area President, Regions Bank
Jody Montelaro, Vice President, LA Governmental Affairs & Regulatory Affairs, Entergy Corporation
Spencer Murphy, General Counsel, Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Mark Myrtue, Treasurer & Corporate Secretary, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
Jennifer Neil, General Counsel, Pool Corporation
Tom O’Neal (Chair), President, O'Nealgas, Inc.
John Overton, Owner & CFO, Turn Key Solutions
Reldon Owens, Director of External Relations, Diamond B Construction LLC and Affiliated Companies
Frederick B. Palmer, State Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S.Shell Oil Company
Sonia Pérez (Immediate Past Chair), President Southeast States, AT&T Louisiana
Todd Perry, Principal & Senior Geologist, PPM Consultants
Scott Poole, Chief Operating Officer, MARTCO LLC
E. Fredrick Preis, Jr,. Senior Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
Arthur Price, President, Badger Oil Corporation
Wynn Radford, State & Federal Affairs, Communications & External Affairs, BP America, Inc.
Jennifer Ries, President, Atmos Energy
James T. Rogers, III, Partner, Adams and Reese
Kenneth L. Ross, Managing Partner, Seale & Ross
Gordon E. Rountree, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Lafayette General Health System
Phillip Rozeman, President, Willis-Knighton Cardiology
Meagan Shields, Investment Portfolio Manager & Enterprise Risk Specialist, Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation
Christel C. Slaughter (Secretary), Chief Executive Officer, SSA Consultants, Inc.
Tim Stine, Chief Financial Officer, Stine Lumber Company
Matt Stuller, Founder & Chairman, Stuller, Inc.
Dana Stumpf, Chief Executive Officer, Durr Heavy Construction, LLC
Stephen Toups, President, Turner Industries Group, LLC
Kelli Bondy Troutman, Vice President, Director of Communications & Community Relations, LUBA Workers' Comp
Shawn Usher, Founder, Sparkhound, Incorporated
Rusty Vincent (Secretary Treasurer), Century Group, Inc.
Stephen Waguespack (ex officio), President & CEO, LABI
Kristin Wall, President & CEO, Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation
Robert Webb, Jr., President, Louisiana CAT
Peter Wilson, President & CEO, Barriere Construction Company, L.L.C.
William Windham, Chief Executive Officer, Windham, LLC
Robert Yarborough, Chief Executive Officer, Manda Fine Meats
Joseph Zanco, Executive Vice President & CFO, Home Bank
Angela Zeringue, Polyolefins Plant Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
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