People in Business for April 13

NEW ORLEANS AREA

Judy Joachim has been named manager of training and quality assurance at Peoples Health in Metairie.

Joachim was a corporate training specialist for Whitney Bank.

DEONTE GILDERSLEEVE HAS BEEN NAMED OPERATIONS MANAGER OF BOTH NEW ORLEANS FRANCHISES OF TWO MEN AND A TRUCK.

He was a mover/driver.

BATON ROUGE AREA

David Landers Jr. has joined PCL Industrial Construction Co. as business development manager for the greater Baton Rouge area.

He was a sales representative for Gerdau.

CASSIE PHILLIPS HAS BEEN NAMED A VICE PRESIDENT AND COMMERCIAL LENDING OFFICER AT UNITED COMMUNITY BANK.

Phillips was an assistant vice president for Home Bank in Baton Rouge.

JOHN HIGHTOWER, OF THE LSU LAW CENTER, HAS BEEN ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF ADULT LITERACY ADVOCATES OF GREATER BATON ROUGE.

OTHER OFFICERS ARE CHRIS MARTIN, OF JONES WALKER, VICE CHAIRMAN; BRIDGETTE HARDY, LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, RECREATION AND TOURISM, SECRETARY; AND MITTIE BOLTON, ATTORNEY, TREASURER.

GENEVIEVE “JENNY” MARTIN-O’ROURKE HAS BEEN NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND PRIVATE BANKING RELATIONSHIP MANAGER AT INVESTAR BANK.

She was in private banking at IberiaBank.

MARK E. HOWELL HAS BEEN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF COMMUNITY COFFEE CO.’S GREEN COFFEE AND TEA DEPARTMENT.

He was president and founder of his own former coffee roasting company in Massachusetts and has 20 years of experience in the coffee industry as a green coffee trader and purchaser for major U.S. clients.

MELANIE HILL RARICK HAS BEEN NAMED CONSTRUCTION SERVICES DEPARTMENT MANAGER IN BATON ROUGE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE INDUSTRIES INC.

RARICK HAS MORE THAN 15 YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION SERVICES PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AND BEEN WITH PSI SINCE 2008.

LAFAYETTE AREA

Rich D’Amaro has been named chief executive officer of Schumacher Group, overseeing its day-to-day operations.

COMPANY FOUNDER WILLIAM “KIP” SCHUMACHER WILL REMAIN AS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LONG-RANGE VISION OF THE COMPANY.

D’Amaro was with Subsidium Healthcare in Atlanta, which he founded in 2001. He previously was CEO/president of Tatum LLC and was managing partner and chairman of the international health care practice at KPMG.

CHRIS ROSSON HAS BEEN NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL RESOURCES AT KNIGHT OIL TOOLS.

HE WAS DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.

AROUND SOUTH LA.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed to the Louisiana State Polygraph Board Judith Goodman, of Metairie, president and owner of Polygraphics, and Capt. Rhys Flynn, of Baton Rouge, division commander over the polygraph section of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.