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LABI 2017 Board of Directors and Emerging Leaders Council

February 16, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA (February 16, 2017) – At today’s Annual Meeting in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) formally announced its officers and board of directors for 2017, along with the members of the 2017 LABI Emerging Leaders Council, a group of distinguished entrepreneurs and young professionals. LABI is pleased and proud to be guided by some of the top leaders and talent from the Louisiana business community in every corner of the state.

Art Favre, president of Performance Contractors, will serve as the chair of LABI for 2017. He replaces John Finan, president and CEO of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOL), who becomes the immediate past chair. Tim Stine, CEO of Stine Lumber Company, will serve as the board’s vice chair. Sonia Perez, president of AT&T Louisiana, and Terry Baugh, Chief Financial Officer of D&J Construction Company, will serve as Secretary and Treasurer respectively, rounding out the slate of 2017 LABI Officers.

The following list represents 16 members new to the 2017 LABI Board of Directors:

Robert Boh
President, Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC (New Orleans)
Michael Boudreaux
Owner, Juban’s Restaurant , Inc. (Baton Rouge)
Tom Cox
President,, Inc. (Lafayette)
Hank Danos
President, Danos (Gray)
Reggie Dupré
Owner, Dupré Logistics, LLC (Lafayette)
Marlowe Foster
Government Affairs for Gulf Coast Region, BASF Corporation (Geismar)
David Gaines
CEO of System Retail Services and Vice President of Public Afffairs, Ochsner Health Systems (New Orleans)
Tyson Hackenberg
Vice President / General Manager, CB&I (Baton Rouge)

Bryan Hanks 
President, Beta Land Services, LLC (Lafayette)
*Serving on behalf of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association in the capacity of 2017 Trade Association Representative
Bryan Jones
Gulf Coast Deputy Office Leader, HNTB (Baton Rouge)
Dana Keel
Government and Public Affairs Manager, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
(Lake Charles)
Robert Mills
Vice President, Calumet Lubricants Company (Shreveport)
Todd Murphy
President, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce (Metairie)
*Serving in the capacity of 2017 President of the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
James Pellerin
President, Pellerin Milnor Corporation (Kenner)
John Walters
Vice President of Governmental Relations, Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana, Inc. (Baton Rouge)
*Serving in the capacity of 2017 Small Business Council chair
George Wilson, Jr. 
Chairman, Barriere Construction Company, LLC (Metairie)

Click here to view the complete list of LABI Board of Directors.


The 12 new members of the 2017 LABI Emerging Leaders Council include:

Sarah Olcott Allen
Regional Director, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T Louisiana
(Baton Rouge)
Allison Burns
CEO, Precision Payment Systems (New Orleans)
James Debaillon 
Senior Consultant, Operations, U.S. Federal Market – CGI (Lafayette)
Charles Fenstermaker
Chief Financial Officer, Fenstermaker Inc. (Lafayette)
William “Billy” Guste, IV
Senior Program Specialist, ELOS Environmental LLC
Amanda Hatten Edge
Northern Region Project Manager, Entergy Business Development (Monroe)
Michelle Hensgens
Divisional Director, Business Development,
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center (Lafayette)
Laura Pryor Johnson
Associate, Allen & Gooch (Lafayette)
Meryl Kennedy
President, Kennedy Rice (Mer Rouge)
Robbie Naquin
Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for Maritime,
Capital One (Houma)
Mawe Takyi
Financial Advisor, Dent Asset Management (Baton Rouge)
Robert “Robbie” Wooderson
Chief Operations Officer, Durr Heavy Construction (Harahan)

Click here to view the complete list of Emerging Leaders Council.