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Dec 9, 2008

Source: Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish

Watchdog group picks businessman as leader

Watchdog group picks businessman as leader

From staff and wire reports

Businessman Hans B. Jonassen was introduced as the new chairman of the Bureau of Governmental Research at a lunch meeting Monday in which the organization also honored Anne Milling and the Whitney National Bank for years of service to the good-government association.

The keynote speaker for the event was Republican campaign strategist Mary Matalin, who recently moved with her family from Washington to New Orleans. Matalin, married to Democratic political consultant James Carville, spoke of her love for New Orleans food, architecture and art.

“I even love potholes,” she said. “You can’t have road rage here, right? You cannot go fast.”

The group honored Milling with the Founder’s Award, given only twice in the group’s 76-year history, said BGR President Janet Howard.

Milling, an activist with a broad portfolio of civic and charitable work, has served as board member and chairwoman for the organization.

The BGR honored the Whitney National Bank for nearly 65 years of support for the organization.

Jonassen, the new president, is senior vice president of DCL Mooring and Rigging, which manufactures and sells equipment for docking, mooring and heavy lifting.

Sterling Scott Willis is the group’s new vice chairman; Robert Brown is secretary; and J. Kelly Duncan is the new treasurer.

Dec 9, 2008

Source: Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish

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