Teche Federal Bank recently announced the addition of two new employees and a promotion. Keisha Gaspard Ryan has joined the Johnston Street branch as mortgage loan originator, and S. Michael Comeaux will serve as vice president and commercial loan officer at the New Iberia branch. Terry T. Albarado was promoted from consumer loan officer to assistant vice president at the Johnston Street branch.

Tina Broussard has joined Lafayette Education Foundation as executive director.

Safety Management Systems has announced the addition of Jackie Cornez as field support coordinator and Stephen "Reno" Jacques as health, safety and environmental consultant.

The Training Source announces the addition of instructional designer Jill Meaux to its team.


UL Lafayette's Marine Survival Training Center held an open house Jan. 12 to showcase its new Helicopter Underwater Egress Trainer and 12,000-square-foot water survival training facility.

The CPA firm of Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Co. LLC has merged with New Iberia firm Mixon, Roy, Metz & Mixon.

Darnall, Sikes, Gardes & Frederick recently named new shareholders and partners as a result of a merger. Shareholders include Rebecca Gardes, Chris Miller, Steve Moosa and Jennifer Ziegler, and Erich Loewer III and Lauren Hebert were named partners.

Nanette Kidder has announced the opening of her new Allstate Agency in the Winnwood Shopping Center. She has 17 years of experience in the insurance business.

The Lafayette Parish Bar Association hosted its annual Installation and Awards Banquet and announced new officers for 2006: Kenny Oliver, president; Richard Becker, president-elect; Miles Matt, secretary/ treasurer; Joseph R. Oelkers, immediate past-president.

Several changes in structure at Moncla Well Service have been announced as a result of working with The Training Source. Charlie Moncla will hold the role of visionary; Mike Moncla chief operating officer; Cain Moncla vice president of administration; Marc Moncla vice president of equipment and transportation; Matt Moncla vice president of Brothers Oilfield Services; Buck Moncla vice president of sales and marketing; and Andrew Moncla fleet manager. Other employees were promoted, including Bipin Pandya, Chester Guidry and John Vidrine.

André Comeaux was elected president of the Acadiana Safety Association board of directors and will serve a 12-month term.

Members of the Junior League of Lafayette, Angela Morrison and Lea Ann Remondet, attended the Association of Junior Leagues International Leadership Conference in Cincinatti, Ohio.

IberiaBank has expanded its Northshore team with the addition of Jimmy Rogers as relationship manager. Joel R. Ossman joins IberiaBank as vice president of private banking in the Shreveport market.

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the grand opening of Lowe's and American Bank in Crowley.

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church broke ground on its new Community Center.


Attorney Larry K. Burleigh Sr. has been selected for inclusion in the 2006 edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication.

Named one of the Best Lawyers in America for 2006 is Greg Guidry, chairman of the board for Onebane Law Firm. Also at Onebane, attorney Jasmine B. Bertrand has joined the firm.

The Bayou Pages recently received honors for Excellence in Print, Excellence in Cover Design & Art and Excellence in Ad Design & Art from the Association of Directory Publishers.

Worth Magazine named Jones Walker tax and estates partner Robert R. Casey to its list of the 100 Top Attorneys for 2005.

Russo Ad Group was honored as a national finalist in four categories in 2005's Silver Microphone Awards.


Community Coffee has pledged more than $150,000 of its Community Cash for Schools programs to provide relief for hurricane-affected schools.

Chuck Vincent of Global Data Systems recently presented UL Lafayette's C.A.P.E. team with a $5,000 donation to aid in the building of a picosatellite that will be launched into orbit on a Russian satellite in April.

C & C Technologies recently completed a month-long investigative survey of damage caused by hurricanes Rita and Katrina.