Champions for the Regional Visioning Process  

We have identified individuals across South Louisiana to serve as Champions of the Regional Visioning Process. These individuals have developed reputations marked by credence, esteem and ethical stature, and will represent their communities as we work toward the development of a long-term vision for all of Louisiana. As citizen leaders, they will provide us with the invaluable knowledge and unique perspective of South Louisiana's distinctive communities.

Citizen Leaders
Ms. Elaine Abell, Attorney, Lafayette
Mr. Clay Allen, Attorney, Allen and Gooch, Lafayette
Ms. Jane Arnette, Executive Director, South Central Industrial Association, Houma
Mr. Eddie Ashworth, President, Louisiana Technology Park, Baton Rouge
Ms. Janet Bean, Community Activist, New Orleans
Mr. Kevin Belanger, CEO, South Central Planning & Development Commission, Gray
Mr. Mark Bensabat, Regional President, JP Morgan Chase, Baton Rouge
Ms. Madhu Beriwal, President, Innovative Emergency Management, Baton Rouge
Mr. Lee Berg, CEO, Lee Michael's Jewelry, Baton Rouge
Mr. Steven Bingler, Principal, Concordia Architects/Planning Coordinator, Unified New Orleans Plan
Brenda Birkett, PhD, retired Dean of McNeese State University College of Business, Baton Rouge
Mr. Warren Birkett, President, Wybirk Associates, Baton Rouge
Mr. Shelton Dennis Blunt, Attorney, Phelps Dunbar, Baton Rouge
Mr. Henri Boulet, Executive Director, LA 1 Coalition, Thibodaux
Ms. Amy Boyle, President, Young Leadership Council, New Orleans
Mr. James Brandt, President, Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Ms. Mary Ann Braud, District 4 Board Member, Plaquemines Parish Medical Center, Belle Chasse
Mr. Stephen Braud, Attorney, Ballay, Braud, Colon, PLC, Belle Chasse
Ms. Jane Brooks, Professor of Urban Planning, University of New Orleans
Adell Brown, PhD, Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Baton Rouge
Ms. Mary Kay Brown, CJ Brown Realtors, Baton Rouge
Mr. Terrell Brown, President, GMFS Lending, Baton Rouge
Mr. Hugh F. Caffery, President, Valentine Chemicals, Lockport
Ms. Donna Carville, Public and Government Affairs, Dow Chemical
Mr. Preston J. Castille, Jr., Attorney, Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips, Baton Rouge
Mr. Joe Champeaux, FAIA, Principal, Champeaux.Evans.Hotard, Lake Charles
Mrs. Leah Chase, Chef, Dooky Chase Restaurant, New Orleans
Mr. J. Scott Chotin, Lacombe
Mr. Henry Cisneros, Chairman, CityView, San Antonio
Mr. Rusty Cloutier, President/CEO, MidSouth Bank, Lafayette
Ms. Sidney Coffee, Chair, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Mr. Tom Cook, Master Appraiser, Cook Moore and Associates, Baton Rouge
Mr. Greg Cotter, Executive Director, The Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation, Baton Rouge
Ms. Elizabeth Courtney, President and CEO, Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Baton Rouge
David Cronrath, PhD, Dean, College of Art and Design, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
Mr. Windell Curole, Executive Director, South Lafourche Levee District, Galliano
Peter Dangerfield, Jr., PhD, Executive Director, Total Community Action, New Orleans
Mr. John Davies, President and CEO, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Mr. Mark Davis, Senior Research Fellow, Tulane University School of Law, Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, New Orleans
Ms. Heather Sewell Day, President of Forum 35 and Owner of The Red Cake Special Event and Party Planning, Baton Rouge
Ms. Yolanda Dixon, First Assistant to the Secretary, Louisiana State Senate, Baton Rouge
Myrtle E.B. Dorsey, PhD, Chancellor, Baton Rouge Community College
Mr. Michael Doucet, Musician, Lafayette
Mr. James Doyle, Senior Vice President, Brenntag North America, Abbeville
Mr. Mark Drennen, President and CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Ms. Alexis Duval, CPA, Duval & Shearer, Houma
Ms. Jackie Edgar, Owner, Jackie Edgar Ford, Breaux Bridge
Randy Ewing, Ruston
Mr. Barry Erwin, President, Council for a Better Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Capt'n Sammie Faulk, Vice-Chairman, Creole Nature Trail, All-American Road District, Lake Charles
Mr. William Fenstermaker, CEO, CH Fenstermaker and Associates, Lafayette
Ms. Dede Ferrara, President, Junior League, Baton Rouge
Ms. Teri Fontenot, President/CEO, Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge
Mr. Mark Ford, Executive Director, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Mr. Ron Forman, CEO, Audubon Institute, New Orleans
Mr. Miles Forrest, Publisher, Houma Daily Courier
Ms. Ruthie Frierson, Chairman, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans
JL Garrett, DVM, Garrett Veterinary Clinic, Hammond
Ms. Patricia Gay, Executive Director, Preservation Resource Center, New Orleans
Mr. LJ Gielen, Secretary, Gielen Enterprises, Crowley
Mr. Brace Godfrey, President, Cyntreniks, Baton Rouge
The Honorable David Gorbaty, state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal and co-chair of Citizens Recovery Committee, Chalmette
Jim Grant, PhD, Vermilion Faith Community of Care, Abbeville
Ms. Alice Greer, Community Leader, Baton Rouge
Mr. Robert Greer, President, LEMIC Insurance Company, Baton Rouge
Mr. Jamie Griffin, Business Development Manager, Raising Canes, Baton Rouge
Mr. Lee Griffin, former Chairman and CEO, Bank One, Baton Rouge
Mr. Marshall Guidry, CPA, Guidry, Chauvin and Taylor, Franklin
Mr. Rob Guidry, President and CEO, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette
Mr. Eligha Guillory, Jr., Development Director, SWLA Center for Health Services, Lake Charles
Mr. Lucien Gunter, Executive Director, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, Metairie
Mr. Cordell Haymon, Managing Director, SGS Corporation, Baton Rouge
Mr. Raymond J. Hebert, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Acadiana
Ms. Joanne C. Hilton, St. Charles Guesthouse, New Orleans
Mr. Mike Hollier, Planning Manager, Lafayette Consolidated Government
Mr. James Hopkins, Attorney, Hopkins Law Firm, Sulphur
Ms. Rose Hudson, President and CEO, Louisiana Lottery Corporation, Baton Rouge
Most Reverend Alfred C. Hughes, Archbishop of New Orleans
Ernie Hughes, PhD, Executive Director, Southern University Foundation, Baton Rouge
Edward Jackson, PhD, Chancellor, Southern University, Baton Rouge
William L. Jenkins, PhD, President, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge
Reverend Raymond Jetson, CEO, Family Recovery Corps, Baton Rouge
Alex Johnson, Ph.D., Chancellor, Delgado Community College, New Orleans
Mr. Ben Johnson, President, The Greater New Orleans Foundation
Ambassador James Joseph, Executive Director, US-Southern Africa Center for Leadership and Public Values, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Mr. James Kelly, CEO, Catholic Charities, New Orleans
Mr. Willie King, Project Build a Future, Community Housing Development Organization, Lake Charles
Ms. Ann Knapp, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Lake Charles
Mr. Richard F. Knight, Chairman of the Board, Resource Bank, Mandeville
Mr. John Laborde, Chairman Emeritus, Tidewater Inc., New Orleans
Mr. Charles Landry, Attorney, Jones Walker, Baton Rouge
Mr. Jerry Ledet, CEO, Synergy Bank, Houma
Ms. Diana Lewis, Director, New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative
Ms. Amy Groves Lowe, Attorney, Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips, Baton Rouge
Mr. James Maurin, CEO, Stirling Properties, Covington
Mr. Marty Mayer, President, Stirling Properties, Covington
Ms. Suzanne Mestayer, President, AmSouth Bank, New Orleans
Ms. Anne Milling, Founder, Women of the Storm, New Orleans
Mr. R. King Milling, Chair of America's Wetlands, President of Whitney National Bank, New Orleans
Mr. Hank Miltenberger, CEO, Gilsbar Inc., Covington
Mr. Daniel Montelaro, President - South Louisiana, Regions Bank, Baton Rouge
Mr. Stephen Moret, CEO, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Mr. Elemore Morgan, Jr., Artist, Lafayette
Mr. Camm Morton, CEO, Commercial Properties Realty Trust, Baton Rouge
Mr. Jake Netterville, Tax Director, Postlethwaite and Netterville, Baton Rouge
Mr. John Noland, President, Noland Investments, Baton Rouge
Ms. Virginia Noland, Baton Rouge
Mr. Anthony Patton, CEO, Ebonetworks, New Orleans
Huel Perkins, PhD, President, Huel D. Perkins and Associates, Baton Rouge
Judge Freddie Pitcher, Jr., Chancellor and Professor of Law, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge
Mr. Jim Porter, President, Louisiana Mid Continent Oil & Gas Association, Baton Rouge
Mr. Gordon Pugh, Attorney, Brazeale, Sachse, Wilson, Baton Rouge
Mr. Richard Putnam, Jr., Attorney, Putnam Law Firm, Abbeville
Mr. Lee C. Reid, Attorney, Adams and Reese, New Orleans
Ms. Jennifer Eplett Reilly, Chair, City Year Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Mr. Todd Richard, CEO, F. A. Richard & Associates, Mandeville
Mr. Bill Rouselle, President and CEO, Bright Moments Public Relations, New Orleans
Mr. Tom Sammons, Professor of Architecture and Director of Community Design Workshop, University of Louisiana at Lafayette,
Michael Sartisky, PhD, President/Executive Director, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans
Mr. H. Norman Saurage III, Chairman, Community Coffee Company, Baton Rouge
Mr. R. Larry Schmidt, Director Louisiana Office, Trust for Public Land, New Orleans
Mr. Nathan Shroyer, Executive Director, Neighborhood Planning Network, New Orleans
Christel Slaughter, PhD, Partner, SSA Consultants, Baton Rouge
Reverend Charles T. Smith, Pastor, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Baton Rouge
Mr. Clifford Smith, Chairman of the Board, T. Baker Smith, Inc., Houma
Mr. John Spain, Executive Vice-President, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ms. Dottie Stephenson, Deputy Director, Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission, Metairie
Mr. Arthur Sterbcow, Latter & Blum, New Orleans
Ms. Mary Ann Sternberg, Josef Sternberg Memorial Fund, Baton Rouge
Mr. Peter Stewart, President, TraceSecurity, Baton Rouge
Mr. Dennis Stine, President, Stine Lumber, Sulphur
Ms. Carroll Suggs, former CEO and Chairman of the Board, Petroleum Helicopters, Inc., New Orleans
Mr. George Swift, Executive Director SWLA Partnership/Interim President Chamber SWLA, Lake Charles
Ms. Phyllis Taylor, CEO, Taylor Energy Company, New Orleans
Mr. Roland Toups, Chairman/CEO, Turner Industries, Baton Rouge
Mr. Thomas Turner, COO, Turner Industries, Baton Rouge
Cherie Courseault Trumbach, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management/Information Systems, University of New Orleans
Mr. Stephen Villavaso, Principal, Villavaso and Associates/Planner, Unified New Orleans Plan
Mr. David Waggonner, Principal, Waggonner and Ball Architects, New Orleans
Mr. Daniel Walker, Morganza Action Coalition and Attorney, Watkins, Walker and Eroche, Houma
Ms. Marguerite Walter, Consultant, Hammond
Mr. Rod West, Region Manager, Entergy, New Orleans
Ms. Lynn Whitfield, Actress
Ms. Janet Whitters, Regional Manager, A T & T Louisiana, Metairie
Beverly Wright, PhD, Executive Director, Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice

Louisiana Recovery Authority Champions
Mr. Boysie Bollinger, Chairman of the Board, Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport
Ms. Kim Boyle, Attorney, Phelps Dunbar, New Orleans
Ms. Donna Fraiche, Shareholder, Baker Donelson, New Orleans
Norman C. Francis, PhD, President, Xavier University, New Orleans
Mr. Tom Henning, Vice President, Cameron Communications, Lake Charles
Mr. John T. Landry, Director of Development, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Mr. Walter Leger, Attorney, Leger & Mestayer, New Orleans
Calvin Mackie, PhD, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University, New Orleans
Mr. Chet Morrison, CEO, Chet Morrison Contractors, Houma
Mr. Sean Reilly, President/COO, Lamar Advertising, Baton Rouge
Mr. John E. Smith, Northshore President, Whitney Bank, Slidell
Mr. Matthew G. Stuller, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Global Strategist of Stuller, Inc., Lafayette
Mr. David Voelker, Managing Partner, Frantzen Voelker Investments, Baton Rouge
Mr. Mike Woods, President, Woods Operating Company, Shreveport

Ex-Officio Senate President Donald E. Hines, MD
Ex-Officio President Pro Tempore Diana E. Bajoie
Ex-Officio Speaker of the House Joe R. Salter
Ex-Officio Speaker Pro Tempore Yvonne Dorsey

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