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Board of Directors

The 2022 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

  • Scott BallardFounderBallard Brands
  • Terry Baugh, Immediate Past ChairChief Financial OfficerD & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Blake ChatelainPresident & CEORed River Bank
  • Tom Cox, TreasurerPresidentGolfballs.com, Inc.
  • Eric DanosOwner & ExecutiveDanos, LLC
  • Jason DeCuir, SecretaryCo-Owner, PartnerAdvantous
  • Art FavrePresidentPerformance Contractors
  • David GainesCEO System Retail Services & Vice President of Public AffairsOchsner Health
  • Lane GrigsbyChairman EmeritusCajun Industries, LLC
  • Meryl Kennedy FarrPresidentKennedy Rice Mill, LLC
  • Melissa MannSenior Director of Government Affairs, Central RegionCenturyLink
  • Jude Melville, Vice ChairPresidentb1BANK
  • Jody MontelaroVice President, LA Governmental Affairs & Regulatory AffairsEntergy Corporation
  • Tom O’NealPresidentO’Nealgas, Inc.
  • Sonia PérezPresident Southeast StatesAT&T Louisiana
  • Scott PoolePresident & Chief Operating OfficerMARTCO LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr.Senior PartnerBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Natalie SimonSpecial Counsel to CEOLaitram, LLC.
  • Christel C. Slaughter, ChairChief Executive OfficerSSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim StineChief Financial OfficerStine Lumber Company
  • Stephen ToupsPresidentTurner Industries Group, LLC
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio)President & CEOLABI

Board Members

  • Robert AngelicoPresident & Managing PartnerLiskow & Lewis
  • Joe ArroyoPresidentFire Extinguisher & Supply Company, Inc.
  • James A. BabstAttorneyWegmann & Babst, LLC
  • Scott BallardFounderBallard Brands
  • Bobby BarousseChief Financial OfficerElmer Candy Corporation
  • Bob BartonManaging PartnerTaylor Porter
  • Terry Baugh, Immediate Past ChairChief Financial OfficerD & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Andree BegneaudOwnerBegneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Jill BenoitRegional Manager Government AffairsLafargeHolcim U.S.
  • Robert S. BohPresidentBoh Brothers Construction Company, LLC
  • Ayres BradfordBusiness Development DirectorLincoln Builders, Inc.
  • Dan BrouilliettePresidentSempra Infrastructure
  • J. H. Campbell, Jr.ManagerClient Consulting Services, LLC
  • Kim CarverVice President of Government RelationsGulf Coast Bank & Trust
  • Blake ChatelainPresident & CEORed River Bank
  • Emile CordaroGovernment AffairsAmerican Electric Power
  • Tom Cox, TreasurerPresidentGolfballs.com, Inc.
  • Kim CusimanoDirector, Corporate AffairsSasol
  • Nicole DaigleState Government AffairsBASF Corporation
  • Eric DanosOwner & ExecutiveDanos, LLC
  • Jason DeCuir, SecretaryCo-Owner, PartnerAdvantous
  • John DoggettChief Administrative OfficerCrest Operations, LLC
  • John DonahuePresident & CEODonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Michael EasonSenior Vice PresidentMerrill Lynch
  • Lavelle EdmondsonState Government Affairs ManagerMarathon Petroleum Company, LP
  • Ronald EvansOwnerInternational Packaging Company, LLC
  • Art FavrePresidentPerformance Contractors
  • Cassie FelderManaging AttorneySwamp Dragon, LLC
  • Courtney A. Fenet, Jr.Vice President & Special Assistant to CEO and PresidentR.E. Heidt Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William FenstermakerChairman & CEOFenstermaker
  • John J. Finan, Jr.President & CEOFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc
  • Wayne J. FontanaAttorneyRoedel, Parsons, Blache, Fontana, Balhoff & McCollister
  • William FontenotPresident & CEOCleco Corporate Holdings LLC
  • John WaltersSenior State Government Affairs RepresentativeChevron U.S.A., Inc.
  • David GainesCEO System Retail Services & Vice President of Public AffairsOchsner Health
  • Lauren GibbsGibbs Construction, LLC
  • Ryan GirouardSenior Vice President, Middle Market BankingHancock Whitney Bank
  • Lane GrigsbyChairman EmeritusCajun Industries, LLC
  • George H. Guidry, Jr.Regional Manager, State Government AffairsKoch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • Richard GuilloryVice President of Operations, South Central GroupCintas Corporation
  • Jay GuillotSenior Vice PresidentHunt, Guillot & Associates LLC
  • Mike HallControllerNucor Steel Louisiana LLC
  • Bryan HanksPresidentBeta Land Services, LLC
  • Chris HaskewLouisiana Market PresidentCapital One Bank Louisiana
  • David HuvalProfessional Civil EngineerCEC, Inc.
  • Bryan JonesGulf Coast Deputy Office LeaderHNTB Corporation
  • Steve M. JordanChief Executive OfficerCentral Crude, Inc.
  • Meryl Kennedy FarrPresidentKennedy Rice Mill, LLC
  • Christopher M. KinseyChief Executive OfficerKinsey Interests, Inc.
  • Raymond LasseignePresidentTMR Exploration, Inc.
  • Jamey LeBlancSenior Director, Strategic SupportCommunity Coffee Company, LLC
  • Melissa MannSenior Director of Government Affairs, Central RegionCenturyLink
  • Matthew MannPartnerPorteous, Hainkel & Johnson
  • Jude Melville, Vice ChairPresidentb1BANK
  • Patrick MocklerPresidentMockler Beverage Company
  • Jessica MonroeDirector of State Government AffairsJohnson & Johnson HCS
  • Jody MontelaroVice President, LA Governmental Affairs & Regulatory AffairsEntergy Corporation
  • Frank NeunerManaging PartnerNeunerPate
  • Michael NicaudVP & Associate General CounselHornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
  • Tom O’NealPresidentO’Nealgas, Inc.
  • John OvertonOwner & CFOTurn Key Solutions
  • Reldon OwensDirector of External RelationsDiamond B Construction LLC and Affiliated Companies
  • Frederick B. PalmerState Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S.Shell Oil Company
  • Ajay PatelOwnerAbnar, Inc. dba McDonalds
  • Sonia PérezPresident Southeast StatesAT&T Louisiana
  • Todd PerryPrincipal & Senior GeologistPPM Consultants
  • Scott PoolePresident & Chief Operating OfficerMARTCO LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr.Senior PartnerBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Arthur PricePresidentBadger Oil Corporation
  • Wynn RadfordState & Federal Affairs, Communications & External AffairsBP America, Inc.
  • Scott RainwaterPartnerTaylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe
  • Jennifer RiesPresidentAtmos Energy
  • Kenneth L. RossManaging PartnerSeale & Ross
  • Phillip RozemanPresidentWillis-Knighton Cardiology
  • Natalie SimonSpecial Counsel to CEOLaitram, LLC.
  • Christel C. Slaughter, ChairChief Executive OfficerSSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim StineChief Financial OfficerStine Lumber Company
  • Dana StumpfChief Executive OfficerDurr Heavy Construction, LLC
  • Edgardo TenreiroPresident & CEOBaton Rouge General
  • Stephen ToupsPresidentTurner Industries Group, LLC
  • Kelli Bondy TroutmanVice President, Director of Communications & Community RelationsLUBA Workers’ Comp
  • Dr. Steve UdvarhelyiPresident & CEOBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Michael UffmanChief Financial OfficerMarucci Sports, LLC
  • Shawn UsherFounderSparkhound, Incorporated
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio)President & CEOLABI
  • Kristin WallPresident & CEOLouisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation
  • Robert Webb, Jr.PresidentLouisiana CAT
  • Peter WilsonPresident & CEOBarriere Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William WindhamChief Executive OfficerWindham, LLC
  • Robert YarboroughChief Executive OfficerManda Fine Meats
  • Joseph ZancoPresident & CEOSt. Landry Homestead
  • Angela ZeringuePolyolefins Plant ManagerExxonMobil Chemical Company