People & Flashes

People and Flashes August/September 2011

Tiffany Soileau has been named account executive at Foster Marketing. She is responsible for developing strategic marketing communications plans, building client relationships and servicing accounts. She joins Foster Marketing from KATC-TV3, where she was responsible for placing and negotiating programming plans. She has eight years of  public relations experience specializing in regional governmental issues and statewide information campaigns. In addition, her experience includes event planning, media relations and speech writing. Soileau has a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication and English with a minor in history from UL Lafayette.

Christopher Afeman has been named branch manager for the Lafayette market of United Title of Louisiana Inc. Afeman, a Louisiana native and LSU Law Center graduate, joins United Title with a solid background in corporate litigation, commercial law and residential and commercial real estate transactions. United Title of Louisiana Inc. is the largest title company in the State of Louisiana.

MidSouth Bank Assistant Vice President/Banking Center Manager Dwight Kaufman has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. Kaufman, who manages MidSouth Bank's main location on Versailles Boulevard in Lafayette, has 17 years of lending experience, nine of which are in banking. The Lafayette native has been with MidSouth for almost five years. The three-year Graduate School of Banking program, sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Education at LSU, provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects.

Tammy Milam, owner of Painting with a Twist in Lafayette and New Iberia, was named Top Producer at the company's annual conference in New Orleans. Milam was selected among 44 nationwide franchises. Milam's "art as entertainment" studios are located at 1812 W. Pinhook Road in Lafayette and 1119C Center St. in New Iberia.

Donna Ranzino has joined Keller Williams Realty Acadiana. A UL Lafayette graduate, Ranzino has been a Realtor for five years and also has experience in the catering and hospitality industry.

Suzette Goudeau has joined Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate as communications director. A native of Church Point, Goudeau has a background in accounting and was most recently with Thomson Brothers Construction.

The Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition announced officers for the 2011 exposition being held Oct. 25-27 at the Cajundome and Convention Center. Chairman is Lawrence Svendson of Marlin Energy, chairman elect is Kirby Arceneaux of Environmental Drilling Solutions and treasurer is Steve Maley of Badger Oil Corp. Since 1955, LAGCOE has been providing unprecedented access to key decision makers, state-of-the-art technologies and the very latest in offshore and onshore drilling capabilities. In 2009 the show attracted more than 15,000 attendees - with over 400 exhibitors and more than 200 international visitors from 27 countries.

Coldwell Banker Pelican New Iberia agent Jennifer Musso Forester was recently awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. A member of the Realtor Association of Acadiana, Forester attended an intensive series of 96 hours of classroom instruction to obtain her GRI.

Leah Edwards has joined Right Angle as account executive. Edwards holds a B.S. in advertising from Appalachian State University with education and background in graphic design, non-verbal studies and new media implementation. A native of Asheville, N.C., she was a member of several student and professional organizations at her university and an active member in her community.

United Vision Logistics announced the hiring of Stan Stricklen as the company's senior vice president of operations. Stricklen brings more than 22 years of transportation and logistics industry experience to United's management team, in addition to his service in the U.S. Army. Stricklen joins United Vision Logistics from EW Wylie, where he served as vice president of operations. Formerly he was chief operating officer for Bennett Motor Express and also served as vice president of specialized services at Integra Logistics and as vice president of automotive services with Landstar System Inc.