People in Business for June 23


Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. has named Matt Glatt as senior lender and Mark L. Juneau III as branch vice president and a senior commercial banker at its Old Goodwood Branch at 7235 Jefferson Highway.

Glatt, a commercial banker in various markets, was with Whitney Bank in Baton Rouge. Juneau served as a commercial relationship manager for Whitney in the Baton Rouge market and surrounding areas.

Lauren Tucker, formerly director of marketing and operations for Baton Rouge Parents magazine, has been named by Zehnder Communications as public relations coordinator, overseeing the agency’s in-house promotion and client accounts.


Graham Ralston has been named by Regions Bank as senior vice president and commercial and industrial executive for the south Louisiana market.

He was with Whitney National Bank.

Rebecca Bustamento has been named social media manager at HRI Lodging.

Bustamento has been with HRI for five years and served as front office manager of the Hyatt French Quarter.

Geocent in Metairie has named Jonathan Gardner as technical account manager and Clay Gollier as infrastructure practice lead in the commercial, state and local government sector.

Gardner was infrastructure practice lead.

Gollier has experience in systems engineering and design, network management, project implementations and business development and previously was practice director for Tribridge.


Edward ‘Ed’ Godeaux has been named general manager of the water solutions business unit at Pellerin Energy Group in Lafayette.

He was a general manager at Siemens.


Albertha Lawson has been elected president of the Louisiana Association for Institutional Research. She has served as Baton Rouge Community College vice chancellor of institutional research and Louisiana Community and Technical College System assistant vice president of institutional research. Other officers of the association are Jennifer Daly, director of institutional research for Delgado Community College, vice president; and Kristy Labello, a Louisiana Board of Regents institutional research analyst, secretary/treasurer.

Lisa Lord, University of Louisiana at Lafayette director of institutional research, is the immediate past president.