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Board of Directors

The 2023 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 Ballard, SecretaryFounderBallard Brands
  • Terry BaughChief Financial OfficerD & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Blake ChatelainPresident & CEORed River Bank
  • Tom Cox, Vice ChairPresidentGolfballs.com, Inc.
  • Jason DeCuir, ChairPartnerAdvantous Consulting LLC
  • John DoggettChief Administrative OfficerCrest Operations, LLC
  • 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
  • Raymond LasseignePresidentTMR Exploration, Inc.
  • Jude Melville, Immediate Past ChairPresident and CEOb1BANK
  • Jody MontelaroVice President, LA Governmental Affairs & Regulatory AffairsEntergy Corporation
  • Tom O’NealPresidentO’Nealgas, Inc.
  • Scott Poole, TreasurerPresident & Chief Operating OfficerMARTCO LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr.Senior PartnerBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Nathalie SimonDirector of Governmental Affairs & Public PolicyLaitram, LLC.
  • Christel C. Slaughter, Immediate Past ChairChief Executive OfficerSSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Chuck SpicerChief Operating OfficerFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc.
  • Tim StineChief Financial OfficerStine Lumber Company
  • Edgardo TenreiroPresident & CEOBaton Rouge General
  • Stephen ToupsPresidentTurner Industries Group, LLC

Board Members

  • Mark Kent AndersonExecutive VP – Sales and MarketingMid South Extrusion, Inc.
  • Robert AngelicoPresident & Managing PartnerLiskow
  • Joe ArroyoPresidentFire Extinguisher & Supply Company, Inc.
  • David AubreyPresidentAT&T Louisiana
  • Scott Ballard, SecretaryFounderBallard Brands
  • Bobby BarousseChief Financial OfficerElmer Candy Corporation
  • Bob BartonManaging PartnerTaylor Porter
  • Terry BaughChief Financial OfficerD & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Andree BegneaudOwnerBegneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Melissa BordelonPresident and CEOTangipahoa Chamber of Commerce
  • Roger BoyettePresidentRecon Engineering, Inc.
  • Ayres BradfordBusiness Development DirectorLincoln Builders, Inc.
  • Jessica BreauxSenior Management, Economic DevelopmentAmazon
  • Dan BrouilliettePresidentSempra Infrastructure
  • Tee BrownPresidentGMFS, LLC
  • J. H. Campbell, Jr.ManagerClient Consulting Services, LLC
  • David CavellState Government Affairs Director of Southeast USDow, Inc.
  • Blake ChatelainPresident & CEORed River Bank
  • Melanie Clouatre, ELC ChairTreasurer/Manager of CreditPlacid Refining Company, LLC
  • Camille ConawaySenior Manager – State of Louisiana AccountDeloitte Consulting LLP
  • Emile CordaroGovernment AffairsAmerican Electric Power
  • Tom Cox, Vice ChairPresidentGolfballs.com, Inc.
  • Kim CusimanoCorporate Affairs Chemicals America Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC
  • Charles DabadieAmericas Regional Manufacturing ManagerExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery
  • Nicole DaigleState Government AffairsBASF Corporation
  • Eric DanosOwner & ExecutiveDanos, LLC
  • Jason DeCuir, ChairPartnerAdvantous Consulting LLC
  • John DoggettChief Administrative OfficerCrest Operations, LLC
  • John DonahuePresident & CEODonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Arthur Dupre, ELC ChairPresident and CEOArete Scholars
  • Michael EasonSenior Vice PresidentMerrill Lynch
  • Peyton FarrProducerThomas & Farr Agency
  • Tommy FaucheuxPresidentMid-Continent Oil and Gas Association
  • Art FavrePresidentPerformance Contractors
  • William FenstermakerChairman & CEOFenstermaker
  • Laura FerrellGovernment and Public AffairsCheniere Energy, Inc.
  • Rick FlickPresidentBanner Automotive Group
  • Wayne J. FontanaAttorneyRoedel, Parsons, Blache, Fontana, Balhoff & McCollister
  • David GainesCEO System Retail Services & Vice President of Public AffairsOchsner Health
  • Lauren GibbsCEOGibbs Construction, LLC
  • Ryan GirouardSenior Vice President, Middle Market BankingHancock Whitney Bank
  • Pamela GrangerPresident/OwnerMcBade Engineers and Consultants, LLC
  • Tyler GrayDirector of Government RelationsPlacid Refining
  • Lane GrigsbyChairman EmeritusCajun Industries, LLC
  • George H. Guidry, Jr.Regional Manager, State Government AffairsKoch Government Affairs, LLC
  • Richard GuilloryVice President of Operations, South Central GroupCintas Corporation
  • Mike HallControllerNucor Steel Louisiana LLC
  • Bryan HanksPresidentBeta Land Services, LLC
  • Calvin HartVice PresidentNucor Steel Louisiana
  • Chris HaskewLouisiana Market PresidentCapital One Bank Louisiana
  • Andy Huggins, Sr.VP, Division HeadSouthwestern Energy
  • David HuvalProfessional Civil EngineerCEC, Inc.
  • Camille Ivy-O’Donnell BentinState Government Affairs Representative, U.S. East RegionChevron U.S.A, 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.
  • Manard LagassePresident and CEOAssociated Grocers, Inc.
  • Raymond LasseignePresidentTMR Exploration, Inc.
  • Jason LatiolaisPresident & CEOBarriere Construction Company, LLC
  • Laura LylesPresidentNatchitoches Chamber of Commerce
  • Matthew MannPartnerPorteous, Hainkel & Johnson
  • Melissa MannVice President, Public Policy and Governmental AffairsLumen
  • Jude Melville, Immediate Past ChairPresident and CEOb1BANK
  • Patrick MocklerPresidentMockler Beverage Company
  • 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.
  • Deano OrrPublic Affairs Manager – Gulf RegionWeyerhaeuser
  • John OvertonOwner & CFOTurn Key Solutions
  • Reldon Owens, Trade RepDirector of External AffairsLouisiana Associated General Contractors, Inc.
  • Frederick B. PalmerState Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S.Shell Oil Company
  • Ajay PatelOwnerAbnar, Inc. dba McDonalds
  • Todd PerryPrincipal & Senior GeologistPPM Consultants
  • Scott Poole, TreasurerPresident & Chief Operating OfficerMARTCO LLC
  • Anthony PopeSenior Vice PresidentCox Communication
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr.Senior PartnerBreazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Arthur PricePresidentBadger Oil Corporation
  • Scott RainwaterPartnerTaylor, Wellons, Politz & Duhe
  • Kenneth L. RossManaging PartnerSeale & Ross
  • Phillip RozemanPresidentWillis-Knighton Cardiology
  • Matt SaurageChairmanCommunity Coffee Company, LLC
  • Nathalie SimonDirector of Governmental Affairs & Public PolicyLaitram, LLC.
  • Slade SimonsExecutive VP of Wealth Management & Trust DivisionsGulf Coast Bank & Trust
  • Christel C. Slaughter, Immediate Past ChairChief Executive OfficerSSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Chuck SpicerChief Operating OfficerFranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc.
  • Bo StaplesLA Director of Regulatory and Political AffairsNextEra Energy, Inc.
  • Craig StevensPresidentGenesis 360
  • Tim StineChief Financial OfficerStine Lumber Company
  • Dana StumpfChief Executive OfficerDurr Heavy Construction, LLC
  • Edgardo TenreiroPresident & CEOBaton Rouge General
  • Drew TessierVP-Government AffairsUnited Pacific Railroad Company
  • 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
  • Oric WalkerPresident, Louisiana DivisionAtmos Energy
  • Kristin WallPresident & CEOLouisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation
  • Robert Webb, Jr.PresidentLouisiana CAT
  • Joseph ZancoPresident & CEOCatalyst Bank