People in Business for April 27

BATON ROUGE AREA

Janet Britton has been promoted to general counsel at Eatel, responsible for legal and regulatory issues.

SHE HAS BEEN REPRESENTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY AND ITS INDUSTRY IN FEDERAL REGULATORY ISSUES AND PREVIOUSLY WAS A STAFF ATTORNEY WITH THE LOUISIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION.

BILL PIETRI HAS BEEN NAMED GENERAL MANAGER AT PERKINS ROWE, A MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT COMBINING RETAIL, OFFICE, RESIDENTIAL AND ENTERTAINMENT SPACE OFF BLUEBONNET BOULEVARD.

Pietri previously was regional operations director and market leader in Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi for ABM Industries, a facility management company. His experience includes facilities management for several major developments, including Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans.

Stirling Properties manages Perkins Rowe.

H. CLARK GAINES JR. HAS JOINED THIRTYNORTH INVESTMENTS LLC AS HEAD OF THE FIRM’S BATON ROUGE OFFICE AND CLIENT ADVISER.

The New Orleans native was a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch and specializes in investment advisory services for high-net-worth individuals and families.

NEW ORLEANS AREA

Gretchen Korndorffer has been named assistant director of sales operations at Peoples Health in Metairie.

She was systems manager for the sales and marketing department.

JANET BLOHOWIAK HAS BEEN NAMED AN AREA DIRECTOR CONSULTANT WITH BNI LOUISIANA RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING BNI DIRECTOR CONSULTANTS AND AMBASSADORS FOR BNI CHAPTERS IN THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS AREA, INCLUDING THE NORTH SHORE AND LAPLACE. SHE WAS A DIRECTOR CONSULTANT.

AROUND SOUTH LA.

Baker Donelson has named as shareholders Erin E. Pelleteri and Tyler Weidlich in its New Orleans office and Baton Rouge native Everett White in its Jackson, Miss., office.

Pelleteri is a member of the firm’s business litigation group, specializing in defending insurers in serious personal injury, medical malpractice property claims, commercial general liability and premises liability.

Weidlich specializes in oil and gas, commercial insurance and general business litigation.

White is a member of the product liability and business litigation groups and concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and product liability litigation.