Baton Rouge sector
Marissa Lingoni joined Professional Engineering Consultants Corp. as director of customer services and business development, also responsible for marketing and public relations.
She was Director of Business Development for NOLA Protection Group and has over 10 years of experience in business development and account management. She graduated from LSU.
Ed halphen has been appointed Vice President of Human Resources at Women’s hospital.
Halphen has been in an interim role since April 2020. He has over 25 years of experience in human resources, working with SunTrust Corp., AmerisouceBergen, Flowserve Corp., ENSCO International, Petroleum Helicopters, Deposit Guaranty Corp. (now part of Regions Bank), and McIlhenny Co. He holds a BA in Management from LSU and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
Luz Randolph has been appointed Assistant Vice-President for Diversity in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the LSU.
Randolph was Executive Director of Development at the St. Petersburg College Foundation and previously Deputy Director of Development for Diversity Initiatives and Academic Advancement for the University of South Florida Foundation and the University’s first Development Officer dedicated to fundraising. fund for diversity. She has also served as Director of the Candidate Empowerment Center at Florida A&M University and Deputy Director of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Miami.
Claire Willis was appointed executive director of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy.
She has been principal of the Franciscan Lycée Cristo Rey Baton Rouge for the past four years.
JD Bank promoted Jimmy leblanc to the executive vice president of commercial banking, the management of commercial relations activities and commercial lending and treasury management services.
LeBlanc was Regional Managing Vice President for the Northeast Market at JD Bank and also served as the Ville Platte Office Manager. He has over 30 years of banking experience in Evangeline Parish and surrounding areas and joined JD Bank in 2012 with the acquisition of Guaranty Bank. He received his BA from LSU in Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU Graduate School of Banking.
New Orleans area
The Ehrhardt group named Sabrina ventris as financial director, Katie Bourque as account manager and Catherine koppel as a senior advisor.
Ventris was a treasury supervisor / financial analyst at G / O Media Inc. She graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in professional accounting.
Bourque was the Commercial Operations Coordinator within the Mercedes-Benz Superdome management team. She graduated from LSU Manship School of Mass Communication in Public Relations and received her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of New Orleans.
Koppel will provide advice in the areas of client development, business operations and public affairs. She is returning to New Orleans after nearly a decade of working in television news for Reuters in New York, Washington, DC and Moscow. Koppel began her career as an editor for WVUE-TV and was previously editor and multimedia director of WGNO-TV and associate director of public affairs at Loyola University of New Orleans. Koppel holds a BA in Journalism and Russian and Eastern European Studies from Boston University.
SKAL International New Orleans Club elected president Shelly pigeon, director of special events at Restoration of pigeons.
The other leaders are vice-president Kevin kelly, Owner of Plantation of the Houmas house; Secretary Treasurer Kim Pray, senior vice president of New Orleans and company; and immediate past president Lois Sutton, editor of Where Traveler New Orleans.
Board members include Stu barash, president of Destination Marketing Consultants; Brett Bares, lawyer, vice-president of Airboat adventures, Personalized New Orleans Tours; Terry Epton, general manager of Epton Advisory LLC; Tim hemphill, vice-president of sales and marketing at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Valerie Landry, vice-president of Element New Orleans; David Rome, sales manager at BBC destination management; and Terrance Sullivan, Director of Sales and Marketing at Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans.