Southeast Louisiana People in Business for Feb. 17, 2019

By The Advocate

Source: The Advocate

February 17, 2019


The Bureau of Governmental Research elected to chair its board of directors Ludovico Feoli, executive director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University.

Other officers are Norma Grace, retired vice chancellor for economic development from the University of New Orleans, vice chair; H. Merritt Lane III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Canal Barge Co. Inc., secretary; Maureen Clary, director of asset management with Corporate Realty Inc., treasurer; Nathalie G. Simon, special counsel to the CEO and president — public policy initiatives at Laitram LLC, assistant secretary; and Anne Baños, deputy director of the New Orleans Museum of Art, assistant treasurer.

New board members, who will serve for a three-year term, are Tara Adams, director of marketing and social innovation at the Women’s Business Enterprise Council; Gary L. Lorio, executive vice president and senior regional president at Hancock Whitney Bank; and Jennifer Roberts, executive director of the New Orleans Early Education Network.

Starting a second three-year term are Charmaine Caccioppi, executive vice president and chief operating officer of United Way of Southeast Louisiana; Leah N. Engelhardt, partner at Chaffe McCall LLP; Todd McDonald, vice president of strategy and board member at Liberty Bank; Melissa Sawyer, co-founder and executive director/CEO of the Youth Empowerment Project; and Steven W. Usdin, founding member of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLC.

Returning members are Christine Albert, Susan G. Brennan, Kelly R. Brown, Andrea Chen, Jaimmé A. Collins, Hardy B. Fowler, Louis M. Freeman Jr., Alex Gershanik, Hunter Hill, Andrew R. Lee, Martin Mayer, Jennifer Medbery, Jennifer M. Neil, Slade Simons, Blake J. Stanfill, Larry Washington and Dennis Woltering.

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