People in Business for May 25, 2014

BATON ROUGE AREA

MAPP Construction has named Eileen Long as project executive overseeing construction, project management and project administration activities associated with Louisiana business units.

Long was with Broadmoor LLC and has 20 years of commercial construction experience, including executive oversight for major projects.

Greg Wood Jr., vice president of Gage Telephone Systems lnc., has been elected chairman of the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana lnc.’s board of directors.

Other officers are David LaCour, of LaCour’s Carpet World, vice chairman/chairman-elect; Louis McKnight, of Hawthorn, Waymouth and Carroll, treasurer; and Beau Olinde, of Olinde‘s Furniture and Appliances, secretary. James E. Stalls Jr. serves as BBB president.

Newly elected to the board are Kristy Furlow, Capital One Bank, and Lee Meredith, WAFB-Channel 9, for one-year terms and Kara Michael, Ethan Allen Furniture Gallery, and Garth Roberts, Lamar Advertising, to three-year terms.

Re-elected to three-year terms as directors are Ryan Allen, Louisiana Companies; Mike Benson, Guaranty Broadcasting; Kim Boneno, LUBA Workers Comp; Allyson d’Aquin, All Star Automotive Group; Scott McKnight, Wright & Percy lnsurance; and Patricia B. Talbot, Baton Rouge Duplication Products.

Dr. Robert J. Kenney, a Baton Rouge nephrologist, has been named vice president of medical operations for Baton Rouge General/General Health System.

He will lead Baton Rouge General’s patient care quality and safety operations and serve as a clinical liaison for hospital-based physicians. He recently served as Baton Rouge General’s medical director of quality and patient safety.

Chris Hufft has been named executive vice president, chief accounting officer of Investar Bank.

Hufft, a native of Metairie, was vice president of accounting for Amedisys Inc. in Baton Rouge and formerly worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP as an audit manager.

American Gateway Bank has named Pam Willard as vice president. She was an assistant vice president and will retain her titles as identity theft coordinator, security officer, BSA officer and information security officer.

Rebecca Borders, who served as manager of deposit services, has been promoted to assistant vice president and deposit services officer.

NEW ORLEANS AREA

Fillmore Hospitality has named Craig Sanders as area director of sales and marketing and Ray Bruce as area director of human resources at the Maison Dupuy Hotel and to work on the opening of the Cambria Suites in the Warehouse District, which is scheduled to open in early 2016.

Sanders worked in different capacities at New Orleans’ Hilton Riverside & Towers, Hotel InterContinental, Embassy Suites Hotel, Omni Royal Orleans & Royal Crescent Hotels and the Fairmont New Orleans.

Bruce worked in different capacities at The Fairmont Hotel, Doubletree Hotel, Le Meridien Hotel and Loews New Orleans Hotel.

Craig Devine has been named vice president of finance and analytics at HRI Lodging LLC and its affiliated joint venture company, MetWest Terra Hospitality.

Devine was director of finance and analytics for Aramark Corp.

Verizon Wireless has named Heather Kissam associate director – sales operations for the Houston/Gulf Coast region. She will be based in New Orleans.

Kissam was district manager – retail sales for the Houston east district.

Beech Street Capital, a Capital One company, has named Randy Crochet as vice president of originations for the New Orleans region responsible for multifamily and commercial real estate debt financing, with an emphasis on FHA programs.

Crochet was with Stifel Bank, where he managed its HUD multifamily and health care division.

LAFAYETTE AREA

Wellsite Rental Services LLC in Lafayette has named Blair Faucheaux as controller, responsible for the management of all financial matters.

Faucheaux was chief financial officer and controller at Monster Heavy Haulers LLC, Monster Rentals LLC, Monster Marine LLC and OHH Properties LLC in Duson.

AROUND LOUISIANA

Mandy Armentor, of Vermilion Parish, has been elected president of the Louisiana Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Other officers are vice president for awards and recognition Shatonia McCarty, of Calcasieu Parish; vice president for professional development Britney Seay, of Franklin Parish; vice president for member resources Layne Langley, of West Feliciana Parish; historian/vice president for public affairs Sharman Charles, state office; secretary Cathy Agan, of Ouachita Parish; treasurer Grace Peterson, of Bossier Parish; parliamentarian Terri Crawford, of Tensas Parish; region 1 director Cathy Judd, of Lincoln Parish; region 2 director Emelia Clement, of Orleans Parish; alternate region 1 director Joan Almond, of Webster Parish; and alternate region 2 director Karen Walker, of Jefferson Parish.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed Earl J. Augustin Jr., of River Ridge, and Mark R. Reynaud, of Greenwell Springs, to the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners and Reynaud also to the Marriage and Family Therapy Advisory Committee.

Reynaud is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist with Skineer and Associates.

Augustin is the owner of E&E Investigations, which specializes in private investigations.