New Orleans, Baton Rouge Area People in Business for June 27, 2021 | Economic news

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New Orleans area

Dr Hamid Salam, a triple-certified physician in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, has joined Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

Salam was the director of the cardiac team and the catheter aortic valve replacement program at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was also the Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line and the Chest Pain Center. He was previously in private practice in Covington and earlier in Chicago. Salam received his medical degree in Pakistan from Dow Medical College. He completed a residency at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he also completed a fellowship in cardiology. He served as Chief of Cardiology Fellows and Chief of Internal Medicine Residents during his participation.

Claris smith, lawyer associated with Cooper LLC Law Firm, was appointed President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Gulf Coast Dartmouth Club.

As a member of the executive team, Smith will support programming and events with a focus on inclusion and diversity. At the Cooper law firm, she pleads toxic pharmaceutical and environmental crimes. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Louisiana and a volunteer mentor for the Legal Education Advancing Diversity program at Dillard. Smith double majored in English and Studio Art at Dartmouth and received a Masters of Health Science from the University of Texas at Tyler and attended Tulane Law School.

Keith Espadron Jr. was appointed special associate for economic development at St. Tammany Corp.

Espadron will contribute to the business development and technical services aspects of the organization’s economic development initiatives and to the management of its economic development projects; help support the business retention and expansion program; and assist in the facilitation of Advance St. Tammany, the organization’s business assistance program. Espadron was director of economic development and tourism for the government of the parish of Plaquemines. He also sits on the First Planning District Workforce Development Board and the Regional Planning Commission. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from LSU.

Entrepreneurs DonahueFavret Inc. named Pierce langridge as a project manager, Brock Piglia as director of marketing and Terry parker as a project engineer.

Langridge was a project manager at FH Myers Construction and has over 10 years of project management experience. He graduated from LSU with a Diploma in Construction Management and minors in Business Administration and Technical Sales. He started his career in Baton Rouge and in 2018 moved to the New Orleans market.

Piglia was Director of Marketing and Business Development at EskewDumezRipple Architects and has over a decade of experience in the architecture and construction industry. He received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from LSU and practiced as a town planner and urban designer in St. Louis before earning a master’s degree in business administration.

Parker created a niche as an office manager, finance manager and senior project administrator at Williams Architects, where she spent 26 years.

Baton Rouge district

De’Shoin A. York was appointed vice-chancellor for extension and awareness raising University of the South Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

York was appointed acting vice-chancellor for extension in September, having served as associate vice-chancellor of the center since January 2020. For the past 20 years, York has been the specialist in nutrition, health and wellness. be from the Southern University Ag Center. She is also director of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Nutrition Education Programs. She was previously a research assistant at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. York graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human food and nutrition; a master’s degree in public administration and a doctorate in philosophy of public policy with a concentration in health policy, all from the University of the South.

Jack Heaton has been appointed Chief Technology Officer at Moxey, a regional financial technology and business marketing technology company for small businesses.

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He was a senior developer at FiveSix Healthcare for three years, a software engineer at Hanger Inc. and a clinical systems consultant at IONET Health Resources. The New Orleans native graduated from LSU with a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering.

Shantel richard was appointed vice-president of human resources of the Louisiana Lottery Corp.

She was a Human Resources Business Partner at Denka Performance Elastomer and has a 14 year career in Human Resources. She holds a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from LSU-Shreveport.

the Baton Rouge Junior League installed Tristi Bercegeay Charpentier as president of the 1,600-member organization.

The other officers and board members for 2021-2022 are Jessica weimer o’connor, president-elect; Ashley Burns Connolly, financial director; Amy fennell, leader; Robin porter and Grace Weber, deputy heads; Megan Cardaro, director of strategic initiatives; Jessica guinn johnson, long-term planning; Katie chabert, nominating president; Caroline Tomeny Monteverde, political governance; Monique Scott-Spaulding, session secretary; Sara downing, support counselor.

The executive management is O’Connor, president-elect; Brandi simmons, annual planning; Sarah schnauder, vice-president of the community; Kris beatty, vice-president of finance; Chrislyn Maher, vice-president of fund development; Erin Fulbright, vice-president of marketing and communication; Liz centanni, vice-president for members; Laura Marie, nominating deputy chairman; Scott-Spaulding, session secretary; Jasmine New, special projects manager; Rose Hudson, support counselor; and Adrian owen jones, vice-president of training and organizational development.

Joseph Carrabba was appointed CEO of ElementUS Minerals LLC, a joint venture between DADA Fund and Enervoxa which is developing a processing plant in Gramercy to extract rare earth elements and other minerals from residual bauxite.

Carrabba was executive chairman of Winston Gold and was a director of companies such as Aecon Group and Newmont Goldcorp. He has over 30 years of leadership experience in the natural resources and metals industries and has spent over 20 years leading Rio Tinto, holding positions in its North American, Australian, Asian and European operations. He left Rio Tinto to serve as President, President and CEO of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. from 2005 to 2013.

Around Louisiana

Postlethwaite and Netterville APAC promoted Josh dicharry as director of P&N’s advisory services group, based in Baton Rouge, and Jennifer mistretta as Director of P&N’s Assurance Service Group, based in New Orleans.

Dicharry has been with the company since 2012 and has over 14 years of experience in project management and business analysis with government agencies, non-profit organizations and various private companies. He is a leader in P&N application development, IT project management and business intelligence.

Mistretta joined the firm in 2012, with six years of prior experience. She works with clients in industries such as healthcare, non-profit organizations, and government and private entities.

Hancock Whitney promoted Chris Broussard to the senior regional credit manager for the bank’s southwest Louisiana and Texas markets.

The Acadiana native, Senior Vice President, is based at the regional headquarters of River Ranch Bank at 2301 Camellia Blvd. Previously, he served for almost eight years as Director of Commercial Credit for MidSouth Bank, which merged with Hancock Whitney in 2019. His experience includes commercial banking, credit analysis and credit risk management. He holds a Business Administration Diploma in Finance and an MBA in Business Administration and Management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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