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Board of Directors

The 2021 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 Founder Ballard Brands
  • Terry Baugh, Chair Chief Financial Officer D & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Andree Begneaud Owner Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Tom Cox President Golfballs.com, Inc.
  • Jason DeCuir, Treasurer Principal Ryan, LLC
  • Tommy Faucheux Southeast U.S. State Government Affairs Leader Dow Inc.
  • Art Favre President Performance Contractors
  • William Fenstermaker Chairman & CEO Fenstermaker
  • John J. Finan, Jr. President & CEO Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc
  • Lane Grigsby Chairman Emeritus Cajun Industries, LLC
  • George H. Guidry, Jr. Regional Manager, State Government Affairs Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • Bryan Hanks President Beta Land Services, LLC
  • Jude Melville, Secretary President b1BANK
  • Tom O’Neal, Immediate Past Chair President O'Nealgas, Inc.
  • Reldon Owens Director of External Relations Diamond B Construction LLC and Affiliated Companies
  • Sonia Pérez President Southeast States AT&T Louisiana
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. Senior Partner Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Christel C. Slaughter, Vice Chair Chief Executive Officer SSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim Stine Chief Financial Officer Stine Lumber Company
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio) President & CEO LABI
  • Angela Zeringue Polyolefins Plant Manager ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Board Members

  • Robert Angelico President & Managing Partner Liskow & Lewis
  • Joe Arroyo President Fire Extinguisher & Supply Company, Inc.
  • James A. Babst Attorney Wegmann & Babst, LLC
  • Scott Ballard Founder Ballard Brands
  • Bobby Barousse Chief Financial Officer Elmer Candy Corporation
  • Bob Barton Managing Partner Taylor Porter
  • Terry Baugh, Chair Chief Financial Officer D & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Andree Begneaud Owner Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Jill Benoit Regional Manager Government Affairs LafargeHolcim U.S.
  • Robert S. Boh President Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC
  • Ayres Bradford Business Development Director Lincoln Builders, Inc.
  • J. H. Campbell, Jr. Manager Client Consulting Services, LLC
  • Kim Carver Vice President of Government Relations Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
  • Blake Chatelain President & CEO Red River Bank
  • Emile Cordaro Government Affairs American Electric Power
  • Tom Cox President Golfballs.com, Inc.
  • Kim Cusimano Government & Public Affairs Manager, North American Operations Sasol Chemicals USA
  • Nicole Daigle State Government Affairs BASF Corporation
  • Eric Danos Owner & Executive Danos, LLC
  • Jason DeCuir, Treasurer Principal Ryan, LLC
  • John Doggett Chief Administrative Officer Crest Operations, LLC
  • John Donahue President & CEO DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Michael Eason Senior Vice President Merrill Lynch
  • Lavelle Edmondson State Government Affairs Manager Marathon Petroleum Company, LP
  • Ronald Evans Owner International Packaging Company, LLC
  • Tommy Faucheux Southeast U.S. State Government Affairs Leader Dow Inc.
  • Art Favre President Performance Contractors
  • Cassie Felder Managing Attorney Swamp Dragon, LLC
  • Courtney A. Fenet, Jr. Vice President & Special Assistant to CEO and President R.E. Heidt Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William Fenstermaker Chairman & CEO Fenstermaker
  • John J. Finan, Jr. President & CEO Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc
  • Wayne J. Fontana Attorney Roedel, Parsons, Blache, Fontana, Balhoff & McCollister
  • William Fontenot President & CEO Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC
  • Felicia Frederick State Government Affairs Manager Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
  • David Gaines CEO System Retail Services & Vice President of Public Affairs Ochsner Health
  • Lauren Gibbs Gibbs Construction, LLC
  • Ryan Girouard Senior Vice President, Middle Market Banking Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Lane Grigsby Chairman Emeritus Cajun Industries, LLC
  • George H. Guidry, Jr. Regional Manager, State Government Affairs Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • Richard Guillory Vice President of Operations, South Central Group Cintas Corporation
  • Jay Guillot Senior Vice President Hunt, Guillot & Associates LLC
  • Mike Hall Controller Nucor Steel Louisiana LLC
  • Bryan Hanks President Beta Land Services, LLC
  • Chris Haskew Louisiana Market President Capital One Bank Louisiana
  • David Huval Professional Civil Engineer CEC, Inc.
  • Bryan Jones Gulf Coast Deputy Office Leader HNTB Corporation
  • Steve M. Jordan Chief Executive Officer Central Crude, Inc.
  • Meryl Kennedy Farr President Kennedy Rice Mill, LLC
  • Christopher M. Kinsey Chief Executive Officer Kinsey Interests, Inc.
  • Raymond Lasseigne President TMR Exploration, Inc.
  • Jamey LeBlanc Senior Director, Strategic Support Community Coffee Company, LLC
  • Melissa Mann Senior Director of Government Affairs, Central Region CenturyLink
  • Matthew Mann Partner Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson
  • Jude Melville, Secretary President b1BANK
  • Quentin Messer President & CEO New Orleans Business Alliance
  • Patrick Mockler President Mockler Beverage Company
  • Jessica Monroe Director of State Government Affairs Johnson & Johnson HCS
  • Danny Montelaro South Louisiana Area President Regions Bank
  • Jody Montelaro Vice President, LA Governmental Affairs & Regulatory Affairs Entergy Corporation
  • Spencer Murphy General Counsel Canal Barge Company, Inc.
  • Jennifer Neil General Counsel Pool Corporation
  • Frank Neuner Managing Partner NeunerPate
  • Michael Nicaud VP & Associate General Counsel Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
  • Tom O’Neal, Immediate Past Chair President O'Nealgas, Inc.
  • John Overton Owner & CFO Turn Key Solutions
  • Reldon Owens Director of External Relations Diamond B Construction LLC and Affiliated Companies
  • Frederick B. Palmer State Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S. Shell Oil Company
  • Ajay Patel Owner Abnar, Inc. dba McDonalds
  • Sonia Pérez President Southeast States AT&T Louisiana
  • Todd Perry Principal & Senior Geologist PPM Consultants
  • Scott Poole President & Chief Operating Officer MARTCO LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr. Senior Partner Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Arthur Price President Badger Oil Corporation
  • Wynn Radford State & Federal Affairs, Communications & External Affairs BP America, Inc.
  • Jennifer Ries President Atmos Energy
  • Kenneth L. Ross Managing Partner Seale & Ross
  • Phillip Rozeman President Willis-Knighton Cardiology
  • Meagan Shields
  • Christel C. Slaughter, Vice Chair Chief Executive Officer SSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim Stine Chief Financial Officer Stine Lumber Company
  • Dana Stumpf Chief Executive Officer Durr Heavy Construction, LLC
  • Edgardo Tenreiro President & CEO Baton Rouge General
  • Amy Thibodeaux President & CEO Acadia Parish Chamber
  • Stephen Toups President Turner Industries Group, LLC
  • Kelli Bondy Troutman Vice President, Director of Communications & Community Relations LUBA Workers' Comp
  • Dr. Steve Udvarhelyi President & CEO Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Michael Uffman Chief Financial Officer Marucci Sports, LLC
  • Shawn Usher Founder Sparkhound, Incorporated
  • Rusty Vincent Secretary Treasurer Century Group, Inc.
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio) President & CEO LABI
  • Kristin Wall President & CEO Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation
  • Robert Webb, Jr. President Louisiana CAT
  • Peter Wilson President & CEO Barriere Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William Windham Chief Executive Officer Windham, LLC
  • Robert Yarborough Chief Executive Officer Manda Fine Meats
  • Joseph Zanco President & CEO St. Landry Homestead
  • Angela Zeringue Polyolefins Plant Manager ExxonMobil Chemical Company