BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Gov. Edwards announced the following appointments:

State Board of Commerce and Industry

Scott M. Richard, of Sunset, was appointed to the State Board of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Richard is the Executive Director of the Louisiana School Boards Association.

Ronnie L. Slone, of Kenner, was appointed to the State Board of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Slone is President of The Slone Group in Metairie.

 

North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District

Darcy A. Kiffe, of Lockport, was appointed to the North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District. Mr. Kiffe is retired and was nominated by a legislator representing a legislative district located within North Lafourche Conservation, Levee and Drainage District, as required by statute.

 

Louisiana State Arts Council

Marjorie L. “Margie” Camardelle, of Marrero, was appointed to the Louisiana State Arts Council. Ms. Camardelle is a Title 1 Community Worker/Parent Advisor with the Jefferson Parish School Board. As required by statute, Ms. Camardelle was nominated by the President of the Senate and will serve as the representative of the 2nd Congressional District and the 1st Planning District.

 

Parish Boards of Election Supervisors

Artis R. Cash, PhD, of Shreveport, was appointed to the Caddo Parish Board of Election Supervisors. Dr. Cash is a Senior Pastor with the Shreveport Christian Church.

 

Atchafalaya Basin Levee District

Nickie W. Rockforte, of New Roads, was reappointed to the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District. Mr. Rockforte is the owner and operator of Rockforte Farms, LLC, and will serve as a representative of Pointe Coupee Parish. As required by statute, Mr. Rockforte was nominated by a legislator who represents Pointe Coupee Parish.

 

Lafourche Basin Levee District

Kevin P. Hebert, of Luling, was appointed to the Lafourche Basin Levee District. Mr. Hebert is the President of St. Charles Printing. As required by statute, Mr. Hebert was nominated by a legislator representing a legislative district located within the Lafourche Basin Levee District.

Gary M. Watson, of Edgard, was appointed to the Lafourche Basin Levee District. Mr. Watson is a Production Supervisor at Mosaic Fertilizer. As required by statute, Mr. Watson was nominated by a legislator representing a legislative district located within the Lafourche Basin Levee District.

 

Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners

Ritchie Rivers, of Amite, was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners. Mr. Rivers is the owner of Rivers Security, LLC, and will serve as the representative of the 1st Public Service Commission District.

 

Board of Barber Examiners

Kedrian D. Landrew, of Independence, was appointed to the Board of Barber Examiners. Mr. Landrew is a Master Barber at Shades with Fades Salon in Hammond. As required by statute, Mr. Landrew was nominated by the Louisiana State Association of Barbers, Cosmetologists, and Allied Industries and will serve as the representative of the 1st Public Service Commission District.

 

Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition

Lori B. Roy, of Shreveport, was reappointed to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition. Ms. Roy is a Transplant Dietician at Willis Knighton Medical Center. As required by statute, Ms. Roy was nominated by the Louisiana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Meghan T. Kavanaugh, of Ruston, was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition. Ms. Kavanaugh is a Registered Nurse and a Registered Dietician with the Diabetes Care Center. As required by statute, Ms. Kavanaugh was nominated by the Louisiana State Nurses Association

 

Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority

Kay C. Barnett, of Lake Charles, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Ms. Barnett is the Executive Director of Development at CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Foundation. As required by statute, Ms. Barnett was nominated by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

Ryan J. Bourriaque, of Grand Chenier, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Mr. Bourriaque is a Parish Administrator with the Cameron Parish Police Jury. As required by statute, Mr. Bourriaque was nominated by the Cameron Parish Police Jury.

Michael S. Dever, of Sulphur, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Mr. Dever is an Environmental Specialist with Providence in Lake Charles. As required by statute, Mr. Dever was nominated by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

Skie Segrera Ebanks, of Abbeville, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Ms. Ebanks is a Technician with the USDA-NRCS. As required by statute, Ms. Ebanks was nominated by the Vermilion Parish Police Jury.

Earnestine C. Horn, of Creole, was appointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Prior to retiring in 2014, Ms. Horn was a parish administrator with the Cameron Parish Police Jury. As required by statute, Ms. Horn was nominated by the Cameron Parish Police Jury.

Earl A. Landry Jr., of Erath, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Mr. Landry is the owner of Industrial & Oilfield Services Inc. As required by statute, Mr. Minton was nominated by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

David W. Minton, of Lake Charles, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Mr. Minton is a Principal Engineer with Cypress Engineering and Development. As required by statute, Mr. Minton was nominated by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury.

Phillip L. “Scooter” Trosclair, III, of Grand Chenier, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Mr. Trosclair is a Program Manager with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. As required by statute, Mr. Trosclair was nominated by the Cameron Parish Police Jury.

Aldes K. “Al” Vidrine, of Abbevile, was reappointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority. Mr. Vidrine is the General Manager of Omega Protein, Inc. As required by statute, Mr. Vidrine was nominated by the Vermilion Parish Police Jury.

 

State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana

Suemarie S. Alizadeh, of Destrehan, was appointed to the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana. Ms. Alizadeh is the Accounting Director with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. Ms. Alizadeh was nominated by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, as required by statute.

Lynn V. Hutchinson, of Ruston, was reappointed to the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana. Ms. Hutchinson is the Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln Builders, Inc. Ms. Hutchinson was nominated by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, as required by statute.

Letitia A. “Letti” Lowe-Ardoin, of Baton Rouge, was reappointed to the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana. Ms. Lowe-Ardoin is the Chief Operating Officer of Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP. Ms. Lowe-Ardoin was nominated by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants, as required by statute.

Michael D. Bergeron, of Houma, was reappointed to the State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana. Mr. Bergeron is the President of M. Bergeron + Co. As required by statute, Mr. Bergeron was nominated by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants.

 

State Boxing and Wrestling Commission

Bobby P. Dupre, of Opelousas, was reappointed to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Mr. Dupre is the President and owner of Oupac, Inc., and will serve as a representative of the state at large.

A.L. “Buddy” Embanato, Jr., of Monroe, was reappointed to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Mr. Embanato is the President of Louisiana Benefit Counseling. He will serve as Chairman of the Commission and as the representative of the 5th Public Service Commission District.

John Green Jr., of Lake Charles, was reappointed to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Mr. Green is a self-employed attorney at the Law Offices of John Green Jr. He will serve as Secretary of the Commission and as the representative of the 4th Public Service Commission District.

Thomas G.  Ferguson, M.D., of Shreiver, was reappointed to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Dr. Ferguson is the Chief of Medicine and Chief Academic Officer of South Louisiana Medical Associates and is a ringside physician. Dr. Ferguson will serve as the representative of the 2nd Public Service Commission District.

James A. “Jimbo” Stevenson Jr., of Bogalusa, was appointed to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Mr. Stevenson is an Assessor with the Washington Parish Assessor’s Office. He will serve as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission and as the representative of the 1st Public Serve Commission District.

Harold L. Williams Jr., of Baton Rouge, was reappointed to the State Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Mr. Williams is a retired Baton Rouge City Police Officer and will serve as the representative of the 3rd Public Service Commission District.

 

Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice

Darrell B. Basco, of Pineville, was appointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Basco is the Deputy Chief of the Pineville Police Department and the current President of the Louisiana Fraternal Order of Police.

Barry G. Bonner, of Sterlington, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Chief Bonner is the Chief of Police for the Town of Sterlington.

Tommy Clark Jr., of Shreveport, was appointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Chief Clark is the Chief of Police for the City of Grambling.

Michael B. Cazes, of Port Allen, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Cazes is the Sheriff of West Baton Rouge Parish.

Paul D. Connick Jr., of Metairie, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Connick is the District Attorney for the 24th Judicial District Court.

J. Austin Daniel, of St. Francisville, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Daniel is the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff.

John F. DeRosier, of Lake Charles, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. DeRosier is the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney.

Blair D. Edwards, of Independence, was appointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Judge Edwards is a Juvenile Court Judge at the 21st Judicial District Court.

William E. Hilton, of Hineston, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Hilton is the Sheriff of Rapides Parish.

Jerry L. Jones, of Monroe, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Jones is the District Attorney of the 4th Judicial District.

William P. “Bill” Landry, of Gonzales, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Landry is a Gaming Division Investigator with the Louisiana State Police.

Louis B. “Bry” Layrisson, of Ponchatoula, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Chief Layrisson is the Chief of Police of the City of Ponchatoula.

James P. “Jay” Lemoine, of Colfax, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Lemoine is the District Attorney for the 35th Judicial District Grant Parish.

Anthony S. “Tony” Mancuso, of Lake Charles, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Mancuso is the Sheriff of Calcasieu Parish.

John “Schuyler” Marvin, of Benton, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Marvin is the District Attorney for Bossier/Webster Parish.

Stephen W. Prator, of Shreveport, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Prator is the Sheriff of Caddo Parish.

Percy S. “Rick” Richard, III, of Madisonville, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Chief Richard is the Chief of Police of the City of Mandeville.

Carlos J. Stout, of Lafayette, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Chief Stout is the Chief of Police of the City of Carencro.

John Dale “J.D.” Thornton, of Natchitoches, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Thornton is the Chief of Staff at the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Beauregard “Bud” Torres III, of Maringouin, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Torres is the Sheriff of Pointe Coupee Parish.

Zane “Mike” Tubbs, of Bastrop, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Sheriff Tubbs is the Sheriff of Morehouse Parish.

John R. Walters, of Jena, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Mr. Walters is the District Attorney for the 28th Judicial District LaSalle Parish.

Laurie A. White, of New Orleans, was reappointed to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice. Judge White is a District Court Judge at the Orleans District Criminal Court.

 

Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East

Clay A. Cosse’, of Arabi, was appointed to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East. Mr. Cosse’ is retired and was formerly a Harbor Master at the Southern Yacht Club. As required by statute, Mr. Cosse’ was nominated by the nominating committee and will serve as a resident of St. Bernard and an at-large member.

Jack M. Capella, of Metairie, was appointed to the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East. Mr. Capella is the President of Capella Consulting. He will serve as a professional in other discipline and resident of Jefferson Parish.

 

Board of Examiners for New Orleans and Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots for the Mississippi River

William V. Lashley, of Gretna, was reappointed to the Board of Examiners for New Orleans and Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots for the Mississippi River. Captain Lashley has been commissioned as a New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilot for over 39 years.

 

Crime Victims Reparations Board

Catalene B. Theriot, of Franklin, was appointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Ms. Theriot is a Comprehensive Victim Intervention Specialist and Victim Services Coordinator with the 16th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in New Iberia. Ms. Theriot was nominated by a victim’s rights advocacy organization, as required by statute.

Bobby D. Igo, Jr., of Minden, was appointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Mr. Igo is a Chief Criminal Deputy at the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Igo will serve as the representative of the 4th Congressional District.

Tameka T. White, of Hammond, was appointed to the Crime Victims Reparations Board. Ms. White is a Victims Assistance Coordinator with the Tri-Parish Victims Assistance Program at the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Ms. White will serve as the representative of the 1st Congressional District.

 

Caddo Levee District

Gary L. Procell, of Shreveport, was reappointed to the Caddo Levee District. Mr. Procell is an insurance agent and the owner of the Gary Procell Agency, an Allstate agency. As required by statute, Mr. Procell was nominated by the legislators representing districts within the Caddo Levee District.

James T. Sims, of Oil City, was reappointed to the Caddo Levee District. Mr. Sims is the Pastor of Lake Zion Baptist Church. Mr. Sims was nominated by the legislators representing districts within the Caddo Levee District, as required by statute.

 

Iberia Parish Levee, Hurricane, and Conservation District

Eugene A. “Alex” Patout, III, of New Iberia, was appointed to the Iberia Parish Levee, Hurricane, and Conservation District. Mr. Patout is a Patrolman with the Delcambre Police Department. As required by statute, Mr. Patout was nominated by and will serve as the representative of the Town of Delcambre.

Lauren R. Brown, of Jeanerette, was appointed to the Iberia Parish Levee, Hurricane, and Conservation District. Ms. Brown is a Social Insurance Specialist. Ms. Brown was nominated by and will serve as the representative of the City of Jeanerette, as required by statute.

 

Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board

Jacob R. Warren, of Amite, was appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Mr. Warren is a licensed auctioneer and the Assistant General Manager of Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction. He will serve as the representative of the 1st Public Service Commission District.

Freddie L. Phillips, of Baton Rouge, was appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Mr. Phillips is a licensed auctioneer and the President and CEO of Auction Sells Fast, LLC. He will serve as the representative of the 3rd Public Service Commission District.

 

Pilotage Fee Commission

Amanda H. Aucoin, of New Orleans, was appointed to the Pilotage Fee Commission. Ms. Aucoin is an Associate Attorney with Musgrave, McLachlan & Penn. She will serve as an alternate, at-Large member on the commission.