People in Business for June 30

Hall L. Davis IV, owner of Hall Davis & Son Funeral Homes in Port Allen, Baton Rouge and Plaquemine, has been named to the board of directors of Great Guaranty Bancshares and its Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. subsidiary.

Theresa Dold Payment has been named director of the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. She was associate publisher for the Zachary Post/Feliciana Explorer. As a volunteer, she coordinated fundraising activities for Regional Arts Council of Zachary, Rotary International of Zachary, Cinderella Project of Baton Rouge, Cortana Kiwanis and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Blaine Grimes, of Campus Federal Credit Union, has been elected president of the Louisiana JumpStart Coaltion, a personal finance literacy program for students and adults.

Other officers are Jeanette Tucker, LSU AgCenter, vice president; Kathy Arnes, Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge, secretary; and Layne McDaniel, Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation, treasurer.

Board members are Ann Marie Erie, Neighbors Federal Credit Union; Emily Hester, LSU Student Financial Management Center; Ginger Laurent, Louisiana Bankers Association; Claire Loup, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans branch; and Ronnie Pocorello, East Baton Rouge Parish School District.

Paul Douglas has been named as a manager in accounting and consulting firm Postlethwaite & Netterville’s consulting division.

He was enterprise risk services manager for Deloitte & Touche LLP in Austin, Texas.

Tesla Offshore LLC in Prairieville, a division of Tesla Exploration Ltd., has named Donizeti Carneiro as area manager for South America, with an office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Carneiro previously managed C&C Technologies’ efforts in that area.

Troy Mendoza has been named head chef at The Cabin Restaurant in Burnside. He was executive chef at Mason’s Grill.

Byron Harmon, formerly of Baton Rouge, has been named vice president/news director at WNYW/Channel 5 in New York. He was senior executive producer at the station and started his career as a weekend producer at WBRZ-Channel 2 in Baton Rouge.


Adrian K. Cohn, formerly associate director of development and manager of the volunteer department at St. Bernard Project, has been named by Spears Consulting Group as public relations account manager.


Michael J. Debaillon has been named vice president at Compass Engineering and Consultants LLC in Lafayette.

He previously was engineering manager at Power Performance, vice president of Dynamic Maritime Services and facilities and construction manager at Maritech Resources.


Chris Reade, managing partner of Carrollton Technology Partners, has been elected president of Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Louisiana’s 2013-2014 board of directors. Other officers and board members are Adam Bermudez, president of Worknet Staffing, president-elect; Aaron Dirks, chairman of PosiGen, past president; Kristi Ferrante, executive assistant at Renaissance Publishing, chapter administrator; Norman Nolan, president of NEN Companies, and Warren Sager, owner of Internet Retail Connection, learning co-chairmen; Josh Loeske, CEO of Quality Sitework Materials Inc., forum chairman; Whit Kellam, president of Diesel Specialists LLC, integration chairman; Neel Sus, CEO of Susco & Touch Studios, membership chairman; Eric Morgan, president of Morgan & Co., and Kevin Briley, president of Summit Interactive, finance co-chairmen; Todd Villarrubia, partner at Wealth Planning Law Group, and Clayton White, managing director of Simmons & White LLC, strategic alliance co-chairmen; Corey Tisdale, CEO of Shoppers, accelerator chairman; and Marc Ehrhardt, senior vice president and partner of The Ehrhardt Group, communications chairman.