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Board of Directors

The 2019 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

  • Bobby Barousse Chief Financial Officer Elmer Candy Corporation
  • Terry Baugh, Vice Chair Chief Financial Officer D & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Adrianne Baumgartner Partner Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson
  • Andree Begneaud Owner Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Ayres Bradford Business Development Director Lincoln Builders, Inc.
  • Tom Cox President Golfballs.com, Inc.
  • Maura Donahue Executive Vice President DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Tommy Faucheux Southeast U.S. State Government Affairs Leader Dow Inc.
  • Art Favre President Performance Contractors
  • William Fenstermaker Chairman & CEO Fenstermaker
  • John J. Finan, Jr. President & CEO Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc
  • Lane Grigsby Chairman Emeritus Cajun Industries, LLC
  • George H. Guidry, Jr. Regional Manager, State Government Affairs Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • James M. Lapeyre, Jr. President Laitram, LLC
  • Jude Melville President Business First Bank
  • Tom O’Neal, Secretary President O'Nealgas, Inc.
  • Reldon Owens Director of External Relations Diamond B Construction LLC and Affiliated Companies
  • Sonia Pérez, Chair President Southeast States AT&T Louisiana
  • Scott Poole Chief Operating Officer MARTCO LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. Senior Partner Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Christel C. Slaughter, Treasurer Chief Executive Officer SSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim Stine, Immediate Past Chair Chief Financial Officer Stine Lumber Company
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio) President & CEO LABI

Board Members

  • Clay M. Allen Managing Partner Allen & Gooch
  • 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
  • Terry Baugh, Vice Chair 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 JD Bank
  • Michael Boudreaux President Juban's Restaurant, Inc.
  • Greg Bowser President Louisiana Chemical Association/Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance
  • 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
  • Hank Danos President Danos
  • Jason DeCuir Principal Ryan, LLC
  • Christopher Dicharry Partner Kean Miller LLP
  • John Doggett Chief Administrative Officer Crest Operations, LLC
  • Maura Donahue Executive Vice President DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Keith P. Duet Owner Duet Wealth Management
  • Reggie Dupré Owner Dupré Logistics, LLC
  • Michael Eason Senior Vice President Merrill Lynch
  • Michael Echols Director of Business Development Vantage Health Plan
  • 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
  • Tyson Hackenberg Vice President APTIM
  • Mike Hall Controller Nucor Steel Louisiana
  • 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.
  • Dana Keel Government & Public Affairs Manager CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Meryl Kennedy President Kennedy Rice Dryers Inc
  • Christopher M. Kinsey Chief Executive Officer Kinsey Interests, Inc.
  • James M. Lapeyre, Jr. President Laitram, LLC
  • Jamey LeBlanc Senior Director, Strategic Support Community Coffee Company, LLC
  • Jerry Lebold General Manager of Geismar Site BASF Corporation
  • Melissa Mann Senior Director of Government Affairs, Central Region CenturyLink
  • Martin Mayer President Stirling Properties, Inc.
  • Brad McFarland General Manager LafargeHolcim U.S.
  • Jude Melville 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.
  • Tom O’Neal, Secretary 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
  • James Pellerin President Pellerin Milnor Corporation
  • Sonia Pérez, 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.
  • James Raines Partner Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Paula Ramsey Vice President, Chamber The Chamber Southwest Louisiana
  • Jennifer Ries President of the Louisiana Division 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
  • Christel C. Slaughter, Treasurer Chief Executive Officer SSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim Stine, Immediate Past Chair 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
  • Rusty Vincent Secretary Treasurer Century Group, Inc.
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio) President & CEO LABI
  • Robert Webb, Jr. President Louisiana CAT
  • Peter Wilson President & CEO Barriere Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William Windham Chief Executive Officer Windham, LLC
  • Joseph Zanco Executive Vice President & CFO Home Bank
  • Angela Zeringue Polyolefins Plant Manager ExxonMobil Chemical Company