People in Business for March 2


Al C. Moreau III has been named chairman of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board of Examiners.

He is president of Moreau Physical Therapy, which has locations in East Baton Rouge and St. Landry parishes.

Laurie Burt Jordan has been named group manager, global packaging technology, for Smith & Nephew in Memphis, Tenn.

Jordan, a native of Baton Rouge and graduate of Scotlandville Magnet High School, has been with the London medical device company since 2005.

Richard Lachney has been named president/chief operating officer at VarTech. He will continue to be responsible for the company’s sales team in Baton Rouge and will manage assembly operations in North Carolina. He has been with the company since 2003.

Luke Myers, of Postlethwaite & Netterville, has been elected president of The Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center.

Other officers are Mittie Bolton, an attorney in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, president-elect, and Arron Pierre, of A. Wilbert’s Sons, secretary-treasurer.

New board members are Brett M. Reynolds, of Neighbor’s Federal Credit Union, and Cindy P. Phillips, retired DCFS supervisor.


Steven Rossi has been elected chairman of the Legal Marketing Association New Orleans/Baton Rouge City Group.

Other board members are Rachel Koenig, chairman-elect; Katie Kelly, sponsorship chairman; and Courtney Farley, membership chair. Rebecca Wissler was named Legal Marketing Association programming chairman for the Southeastern Chapter.

Bollinger Shipyards announced that Daniel “Danny” Richardel has been named vice president-general manager of Bollinger Marine Fabricators in Amelia.

He was operations manager of Bollinger’s Lockport New Construction Division, coordinating the U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter program and has managed Bollinger’s commercial new construction program.

David Bilbe, general manager of the Loews New Orleans Hotel, has been elected president of the Greater New Orleans Hotel and Lodging Association.

Bilbe, a New Orleans Native, is a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry and been with the Loews hotel for nine years.

Robert B. Brickman, a director at Postlethwaite & Netterville, has been elected board president for the Association for Corporate Growth of Louisiana.

Dorothy Clyne, vice president at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, is immediate past president.

Other officers are John Driscoll, of Corporate Planning Resources, vice president of membership; David Rieveschl, of Baker Donelson, vice president of programs; Ken Najder, of Jones Walker, vice president of sponsorships; Jaye Calhoun, of McGlinchey Stafford, secretary; and Claude Silverman, of Ericksen, Krentel & LaPorte, treasurer.

Board directors are Lester F. Alexander III, of Jefferson Capital, Taste of New Orleans chairman; Vanessa Brown Claiborne, of Chaffe & Associates Inc., awards chairman; Aaron Dirks, of Dirks Capital LLC; Philip Gordillo, of Whitney Bank; Leon Rittenberg III, of Baldwin, Haspel, Burke & Mayer; Scott Whittaker, of Stone Pigman Walter Wittmann; and Hank Wolf, of McGriff, Seibels & Williams.

Charles Davoli, managing partner of Davoli, Krumholt & Price, has been elected national president of Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, a national, non-profit organization made up of workers’ compensation, state and federal disability, and employment-related trial lawyers.

Tom Meyer has been named director consultant of BNI Corporate Connections in the New Orleans area, responsible for the training and support of Corporate Connections chapters.

Corporate Connections is the business-to-business division of BNI Louisiana.

Myer is vice president of Benefit Planning Group.

Karl Landreneau, director of commercial sales and leasing for the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Alexandria and Lafayette offices of NAI Latter & Blum, has been elected president of the CCIM Institute.

The CCIM Institute confers the certified commercial investment member designation

Landreneau is a long-time member of the CCIM instructor faculty and also teaches training courses for CCIM Technologies’ Site To Do Business.

He has served on various CCIM national committees and the organization’s board of directors. He also served as president of the Louisiana CCIM chapter and CCIM Institute’s Region IV president.


W. Corey Grimley has been named a partner in the Gibson Gruenert law firm in Lafayette.

Grimley, a Baton Rouge native, has been with the firm since in 2003. His primary areas of practice include business and personal injury litigation.

Ryan Anthony Rogers has been named creative director at Russo, a branding agency with offices in New Orleans and Lafayette.

He was associate creative director.


R. Patrick Vance, partner at Jones Walker LLC, has been elected chairman of the board of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.

Other officers are Warren McKenna, partner at The McKenna Law Firm LLC, first vice president; Regina Joseph, client board member, second vice president; Vivian Guillory, retired chief administrative law judge with the state, treasurer; Lila Arsan, client board member, assistant treasurer; and Jay Jalenak, partner with the Kean Miller law firm, secretary.

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services is a non-profit provider of free civil legal aid with offices in Baton Rouge, Covington, Hammond, Harvey, Houma and New Orleans covering a 22-parish service area.