Business Honors for March 30

BATON ROUGE AREA

Linda Perez Clark, a partner in the Baton Rouge office of the Kean Miller law firm, has been presented with the National Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women Award.

The award was presented at the fifth annual Louisiana Women’s Conference, which highlights major issues and challenges that face working women.

GLEN DUNCAN, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR THE LOUISIANA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, WAS PRESENTED THE FIRST CIRCLE AWARD BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION OF LOUISIANA’S BATON ROUGE CHAPTER.

The award is presented annually to a professional with an effective and successful career in public relations.

JAMES “J.J.” HIEMENZ, THE CHLOR-ALKALI GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY LEADER IN THE CHLOR-VINYL TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT THE DOW CHEMICAL CO. IN PLAQUEMINE, RECEIVED THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE’S 2014 PETER M. MAYO AWARD.

The award recognizes an individual for service and leadership in the chlorine industry through participation in the Chlorine Institute. He plays a key role in institute safety stewardship activities.

NEW ORLEANS AREA

Bob Rupp, a 30-year advertising veteran in New Orleans who is founder and president of Rupp Marketing, has been awarded the American Advertising Federation New Orleans chapter’s Silver Medal award.

The annual award is presented to an advertising professional who has been instrumental in furthering the industry’s standards, creative excellence and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Rupp is involved in a variety of community efforts including the Boy Scouts of America, Second Harvesters Food Bank, United Way of New Orleans and St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church.

EDWARD HAYES HAS BEEN SELECTED AS THE HONORARY CONSUL TO UKRAINE, REPRESENTING THE ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL INTERESTS OF THAT COUNTRY IN THE STATE. HAYES IS A PARTNER AT LEAKE & ANDERSSON LLP, WHERE HE IS A LEADER IN THE FIRM’S INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND BUSINESS PRACTICE.

The Louisiana Consular Corps represents 55 nations in trade, cultural and educational exchange and understanding between nations on six continents and several Southern states including Louisiana.

AROUND LOUISIANA

The Louisiana Bar Foundation has named Carl E. Stewart, of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in Shreveport, as 2013 Distinguished Jurist; Francis X. Neuner Jr., of NeunerPate in Lafayette, 2013 Distinguished Attorney; William R. Corbett, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in Baton Rouge, 2013 Distinguished Professor; Robert Force, of Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, 2013 Distinguished Professor; and Robert H. Morrison III, chief judge in the 21st Judicial District Court in Amite, 2013 Calogero Justice Award winner.

LBF annually recognizes those who distinguish themselves through professional activities that have brought credit and honor to the legal profession.

The Calogero award goes to an individual or organization for a significant contribution to the Louisiana justice system. The awards will be presented at the LBF’s 28th annual Fellows Gala at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on April 11.