People in Business for Jan. 5



The Capital Area Human Services District has named Stephen Aguillard as clinic manager of the agency’s Center for Adult Behavioral Health and Cary Bahlinger as clinic manager of the Margaret Dumas Mental Health Center.

Aguillard, a board-certified social worker, served at the Margaret Dumas Mental Health Center and the Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic.

Bahlinger, with experience in adult and adolescent clinic services, served at the Gonzales Mental Health Center.

Capital Area Human Services serves individuals in need of mental health, addiction recovery and developmental disabilities services in the parishes of Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville and Pointe Coupee.

Gary Jupiter, general manger of the Hyatt Hotel, has been elected president of the Baton Rouge Lodging Association.

Other officers are Ralph Ney, general manager of Embassy Suites, vice president; Kenneth Rafferty, general manager of Hampton Inn & Suites/Reiger, treasurer; and Allison Crump, director of sales at the Hampton Inn & Suites/Downtown, secretary.

Vice presidents and their areas of responsibilty are Bob Mercer, general manager of the Renaissance Hotel, membership; Chris Savoca, Travelhost Magazine, allied membership; Al Schof, director of sales at the Hyatt Hotel, sales and marketing; Tanya Roberson, director of sales at the Hilton Capitol Center, education; Renee Bergner, director of sales at the Staybridge Suites, development; and Marielle Howard, Baton Rouge Business Report, public awareness. Renee Areng is the Visit Baton Rouge liaison.


Mike Jeanfreau has been named information technology director for the clinical division at Peoples Health in Metairie.

He was decision support manager for Peoples Health.

Kirby P. Blanchard Jr., who was named an associate at Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett LLC, will lead the law firm’s new Houma office at 7731 Park Ave.


Kean Miller LLP has named as partners in its Baton Rouge office Erin L. Kilgore, Tokesha M. Collins and Angela W. Adolph and in its New Orleans office, Sean T. McLaughlin.

Kilgore practices in the labor and employment law group, including social media issues; employee handbooks and non-competition agreements; discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation; and wrongful termination claims.

Collins practices in the environmental regulatory group, including, regulatory proceedings, Title V and PSD air permitting and enforcement actions; environmental compliance and audits; due diligence and environmental issues in mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; and rulemaking efforts at both the state and federal level.

Adolph practices in the municipal finance and tax groups, including helping clients take advantage of Louisiana’s tax incentive programs and other economic development programs.

McLaughlin practices in the admiralty and maritime, energy, construction and commercial litigation groups.

Gov. Bobby Jindal made appointments and reappointments to several state boards and commissions:

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board: Sue Bartol, of Baton Rouge, a licensed physical therapist contracted at AMG Specialty Hospital, and Al Moreau III, a physical therapist and president of Moreau Physical Therapy.

Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners: Jacqueline Mims, of Baton Rouge, owner of Eclectic Cognitive Behavioral Center in Baton Rouge, and David Legendre, of Lafayette, owner of a private practice for individual, couple and family therapy and also works at Victory Addiction Recovery Center.