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Board of Directors

The 2017 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.

Executive Committee

  • Clay M. Allen Managing Partner Allen & Gooch, A Law Corporation
  • Bobby Barousse Chief Financial Officer Elmer Candy Corporation
  • Terry Baugh, Treasurer Chief Financial Officer D & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Andree Begneaud Owner Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Ayres Bradford Business Development Director Lincoln Builders, Inc.
  • J. H. Campbell, Jr. Executive Chairman Associated Grocers, Inc.
  • Maura Donahue Executive Vice President DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Ronald Evans Owner International Packaging Company, LLC
  • Art Favre, Chair President Performance Contractors
  • William Fenstermaker Chairman & CEO Fenstermaker
  • John J. Finan, Jr., Immediate Past Chair President/CEO Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health Systems, Inc.
  • John F. Jones Vice President, Policy and Federal Legislative Affairs CenturyLink
  • James M. Lapeyre, Jr. President Laitram, LLC
  • Marjorie McKeithen Partner Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre
  • Jude Melville President Business First Bank
  • Jody Montelaro VP, Louisiana Governmental Affairs & Regulatory Affairs Entergy Corporation
  • Tom O’Neal President O'Nealgas, Inc.
  • Sonia Perez, Secretary President AT&T Louisiana
  • Scott Poole Chief Operating Officer RoyOMartin Lumber LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. Partner, Labor & Employment Law Section Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P
  • Christel C. Slaughter Partner SSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim Stine, Vice Chair CFO Stine Lumber Company
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio) President & CEO LABI
  • Brent Wood State Government Affairs MAnager Chevron Corporation

Board Members

  • Clay M. Allen Managing Partner Allen & Gooch, A Law Corporation
  • Robert Angelico President and Managing Partner Liskow & Lewis
  • Joe Arroyo President Fire Extinguisher & Supply Company, Inc.
  • James A. Babst Attorney Wegmann & Babst, LLC
  • Bobby Barousse Chief Financial Officer Elmer Candy Corporation
  • Terry Baugh, Treasurer Chief Financial Officer D & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Adrianne Baumgartner Partner Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson
  • Andree Begneaud Owner Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • C. J. Blache Attorney Roedel, Parsons, Koch, Blache, Balhoff & McCollister
  • Robert S. Boh President Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC
  • Boyd Boudreaux President & CEO Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company
  • Michael Boudreaux Owner Juban's Restaurant, Inc.
  • Greg Bowser President Louisiana Chemical Association/Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance
  • Ayres Bradford Business Development Director Lincoln Builders, Inc.
  • J. S. Brown III President Bruce Foods Corporation
  • James B. Bulliard Owner Cajun Chef Products, Inc.
  • Jamie Burgess Senior Vice President Whitney Bank
  • J. H. Campbell, Jr. Executive Chairman Associated Grocers, Inc.
  • Karl J. Connor Director of Communiations and External Affairs, Louisiana BP America, Inc.
  • Emile Cordaro Government Affairs American Electric Power
  • Tom Cox President Golfballs.com, Inc.
  • Hank Danos President Danos
  • Christopher Dicharry Partner Kean Miller LLP
  • Maura Donahue Executive Vice President DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Eduardo DoVal Site Director, Louisiana Operations The Dow Chemical Company
  • Keith P. Duet Owner Duet Wealth Management
  • Reggie Dupre Owner Dupre Logistics, LLC
  • Michael Echols Director of Business Development Vantage Health Plan
  • Ronald Evans Owner International Packaging Company, LLC
  • Denise Evans CFO Training Logic, Inc.
  • Art Favre, Chair President Performance Contractors
  • Courtney A. Fenet, Jr. VP & Special Assistant to CEO and President R. E. Heidt Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William Fenstermaker Chairman & CEO Fenstermaker
  • John J. Finan, Jr., Immediate Past Chair President/CEO Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health Systems, Inc.
  • Wayne J. Fontana Attorney Fontana & Seelman, LLP
  • Marlowe Foster Government Affairs, Gulf Coast Region BASF Corporation
  • Justin Furnace Corporate Manager of External Affairs Hilcorp Energy Company
  • David Gaines CEO, System Retail Services and Vice President of Public Affairs Ochsner Health Systems
  • Todd Gregory Vice President of South Central Group Cintas Corporation
  • Lane Grigsby Chairman Emeritus Cajun Industries, LLC
  • George H. Guidry, Jr. Reg. Mgr., State Govt. Affairs Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • Tyson Hackenberg Vice President / General Manager CB&I
  • Gregory J. Hamer President B & G Food Enterprises, LLC
  • Stephen J. Hamilton Process Division Manager ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Bryan Hanks (serving as Trade Association Representative on behalf of LOGA) President Beta Land Services, LLC
  • Lester Hart General Manager Nucor Steel Louisiana, LLC
  • Chris Haskew Louisiana Market President Capital One Bank Louisiana
  • Tom Hawkins President Atmos Energy
  • Mike Hayes Public Affairs Manager Sasol Chemicals (USA), LLC
  • Thomas E. Iles Director, State Public Affairs John Deere Thibodaux, Inc.
  • Michael T. Johnson Founder & Owner Johnson Siebeneicher & Ingram, Attorneys at Law
  • Bryan Jones Gulf Coast Deputy Office Leader HNTB Corporation
  • John F. Jones Vice President, Policy and Federal Legislative Affairs CenturyLink
  • Steve M. Jordan CEO Central Crude, Inc.
  • Mark Joslin CFO Pool Corporation
  • Dana Keel Government and Public Affairs Manager CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Christopher M. Kinsey CEO Kinsey Interests, Inc.
  • James M. Lapeyre, Jr. President Laitram, LLC
  • Gary Littlefield President, Baton Rouge Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
  • Felicia Manuel Vice President Ville Platte Iron Works, Inc.
  • Martin Mayer President Stirling Properties, Inc.
  • Marjorie McKeithen Partner Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrere & Denegre
  • Jude Melville President Business First Bank
  • Ralph R. Miller Vice President Freeport-McMoRan
  • Robert Mills Vice President Calumet Lubricants Company
  • Jessica Monroe Director, State Government Affairs Johnson & Johnson HCS
  • Jody Montelaro VP, Louisiana Governmental Affairs & Regulatory Affairs Entergy Corporation
  • Danny Montelaro South Louisiana Area President Regions Bank
  • Spencer Murphy General Counsel Canal Barge Company
  • Todd Murphy (serving in capacity as LACCE president) President Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
  • Mark Myrtue Treasurer & Corporate Secretary Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
  • Tom O’Neal President O'Nealgas, Inc.
  • Reldon Owens Marketing & Sales Director Diamond B Construction, LLC and Affiliated Companies
  • Frederick B. Palmer State Government Relations Manager - Southeast U.S. Shell Oil Company
  • Nial Patel Vice President Cornerstone Government Affairs
  • James Pellerin President Pellerin Milnor Corporation
  • Sonia Perez, Secretary President AT&T Louisiana
  • Ronald W. Petree Senior Vice President St. Martin Bank & Trust Co.
  • Scott Poole Chief Operating Officer RoyOMartin Lumber LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. Partner, Labor & Employment Law Section Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P
  • Arthur Price Vice President - Finance Badger Oil Corporation
  • Molly Quirk Public Affairs Specialist State Farm Insurance Company
  • David Roberts CEO Excel Group
  • Kenneth L. Ross Managing Partner Seale & Ross
  • Gordon E. Rountree Senior Vice President / General Counsel Lafayette General Medical Center
  • Phillip Rozeman President Cardiovascular Consultants, LLP
  • Donna Saurage Manager, CCC Holdings, L.L.C. Community Coffee Company, LLC
  • David Shuffield General Manager - Louisiana LafargeHolcim U.S.
  • Tony Simmons CEO Mcllhenny Company
  • Christel C. Slaughter Partner SSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Erich Sternberg CEO Starmount Life Insurance
  • Tim Stine, Vice Chair CFO Stine Lumber Company
  • Dana Stumpf Chief Administrative Officer Durr Heavy Construction, LLC
  • Brian Verrette Credit, Risk, and Depots Manager Bayou Steel Group
  • Jennifer Vosburg President, Louisiana Generating LLC & Sr. VP NRG Energy Inc. NRG Energy, Inc.
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio) President & CEO LABI
  • John Walters (serving in capacity as Small Business Council chair) Vice President of Governmental Relations Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana, Inc.
  • David H. Welch President & CEO Stone Energy Corporation
  • George Wilson, Jr. Chairman Barriere Construction Company, LLC
  • William Windham President Windham, LLC