People in Business for Feb. 9

BATON ROUGE AREA

David L. “Dave” Kemmerly, a governmental relations and health care attorney, has joined the Baton Rouge office of law firm Adams and Reese LLP as special counsel. Kemmerly was director of state public affairs with Humana at its Louisville, Ky., headquarters. He previously served as associate director of the department of governmental affairs for the Louisiana State Medical Society. He also was a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Buddy Roemer and special assistant to Roemer as governor and served as legal counsel to the state Senate Committee on Revenue and Fiscal Affairs.

TIM KINCHEN, OF TIM KINCHEN FINE HOMES LLC, HAS BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE CAPITAL REGION BUILDERS ASSOCIATION.

PAST PRESIDENT RUSTY GOLDEN, OF LE JARDIN, IS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, AND ROBERT CARROLL, OF EDWARD CARROLL CONSTRUCTION LLC, IS PRESIDENT-ELECT.

VICE PRESIDENTS AND THEIR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY ARE CAROL SMITH, HARVEY SMITH CONSTRUCTION INC., FINANCIAL AFFAIRS; CHUCK WALTERS, OF EXCLUSIVE HOMES BY CHUCK WALTERS LLC, COMMERCE AND DEVELOPMENT; TYLER WATSON, OF DISTINCTIVE HOMES BY WATSON, GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS; AND JEFF HOWARD, OF DOORTECH INC., ASSOCIATE AFFAIRS. VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF ASSOCIATE AFFAIRS IS KATHY SIMONEAUX, OF ACADIAN HOUSE KITCHEN & BATH STUDIO.

BOARD MEMBERS INCLUDE DAVID ALBRECHT, OF GREEN LEAF CUSTOM HOMES LLC; BRANDON BARTON, K TO Z WINDOW COVERINGS; LONNIE BONACORSO, BONACORSO CONSTRUCTION; RONNY CHAMPLIN, CHAMPLIN TITLE INC.; JERRY E. FAKOURI JR., FAKOURI CONSTRUCTION CO. INC.; DWAYNE GAFFORD, GAFFORD BUILDERS INC.; DANNY GALLMAN, GALLMAN CONSTRUCTION LLC; JOHN HOLMES, HOLMES BUILDING MATERIALS LLC; ARTHUR LANCASTER JR., LANCASTER CONSTRUCTION; KEVIN MCCLEARY, MCCLEARY TITLE CO.; CHERE NOTO, INVESTAR BANK; RICHARD OURSO, OURSO DESIGNS LLC; ALLAN SANCHEZ, ANGELLE CONCRETE GROUP; DENNIS SMITH, ENTERGY; NATHAN SPICER, SPICER CONSTRUCTION INC.; CRAIG TOUPS, CRAIG ALLEN HOMES LLC; BART WAGUESPACK, WAGUESPACK HOMES LLC; AND DICK WHITEHEAD, STANTON’S APPLIANCE SALES AND SERVICE INC. CRBA’S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT IS LYNDA EVANS.

PRESTON KENNEDY, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BANK OF ZACHARY, HAS BEEN NOMINATED TO BECOME TREASURER AND A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS OF AMERICA.

LAFAYETTE AREA

Kristian Magar has been named director of health, safety and environment at HB Rentals in Broussard, an onsite accommodations company that is part of Superior Energy Services.

Magar, a certified safety professional, was with Cameron International in drilling and production systems.

RYAN CORMIER HAS BEEN NAMED INTERACTIVE DEVELOPER IN THE LAFAYETTE OFFICE OF RUSSO, A BRANDING AND MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS FIRM.

He is the former co-owner and art director at Square One Print and Apparel.

NEW ORLEANS AREA

Richard C. Stanley has been elected chairman of the board of Metairie Bank.

He replaces Alan Sheppard, who was chairman for six years. Sheppard will remain on the board.

Stanley is a partner in the law firm of Stanley Reuter Ross Thornton & Alford and has been on the bank’s board since 2004.

Barbara Guerard has been named senior vice president of health services at Peoples Health in Metairie.

Guerard was executive director and chief executive officer for both LSU Healthcare Network and faculty practice at the University of Vermont College of Medicine/Fletcher Allen Health Care. She also served as vice president of adult multi-specialty services for the University of Tennessee Faculty Practice in Memphis.

Marc E. Devenport has been named a partner of the law firm Leake & Andersson LLP in New Orleans.

Devenport has 18 years of litigation experience. His primary practice areas include workers’ compensation, transportation and trucking, commercial property insurance coverage disputes and other insurance-related litigation.

The Loews New Orleans Hotel has named Jerry Reyes as director of operations and Kim Smelter as conference service manager.

Reyes was director of rooms. Smelter was catering and conference assistant/LINC coordinator.