Allen Collyar has been named mortgage operations officer at American Gateway Bank, managing the bank’s mortgage department, including sales, processing, compliance and investor relations. Collyar was the loan administration manager at Wells Fargo Bank in Baton Rouge.
Annette Springer has been elected president of the Greater Baton Rouge chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Other members of the executive board are David Noland, vice president; Paul Marks, treasurer; Wilbert Ursin III, secretary; Karen Saurage, past president; George Harris, delegate; and Lance Roux, member-at-large.
Quintin Taylor has been named executive director of media relations with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Taylor was the communications coordinator for Memphis City Schools in Tennessee.
Julie Laperouse has been named director of talent development at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. She operated Bancroft Paper Co. in Jackson, Miss., for two years before selling the company and returning to the Baton Rouge area.
Patricia A. Krebs, of King, Krebs & Jurgens PLLC in New Orleans, has been elected president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation. Other officers are Leo C. Hamilton, of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP in Baton Rouge, vice president; C. Wendell Manning, of Monroe, 4th Judicial District Court, treasurer; and H. Minor Pipes III, of Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLC in New Orleans; secretary. New board members from the local area are Valerie Briggs Bargas, of Baton Rouge, and James R. McClelland, of Franklin. Other board members from the area are Cyrus J. Greco and E. Jane Sherman, both Baton Rouge; Mathile W. Abramson, Gonzales; Marc T. Amy, Abbeville; James J. Davidson III, John G. Swift and Susan L. Theall, all Lafayette.
Gov. Bobby Jindal made the following appointments and reappointments to several board boards and commission. Those from the local area are: Dairy Stabilization Board: Greg Kleinpeter, of American Leak Detection; Gerry Lane, of Gerry Lane Enterprises, and Hillar Moore Jr., retired from Associated Grocers, all of Baton Rouge; Daryl Robertson, of Pine Grove, a self-employed dairy farmer; and Vincent Cannata, of Houma, Cannata’s Family Market. Patient’s Compensation Fund Oversight Board: Clark Cossé III, of Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Hospital Association. Occupational Forecasting Conference: Charles Moniotte, of Baton Rouge, retired from Desselle Maggard Corp. Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District: Amelia Kent, of Clinton, a nursery manager; and Dale Aucoin, of Zachary, with ExxonMobil.