Section People & Flashes


Sherie Burton was promoted to director of corporate communications at C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates.


New hires, promotions and other news from Acadiana's business community


Lafayette-based advertising agency BBR won eight American Advertising Awards, including six Gold awards and two Silver awards, presented by Lafayette’s American Advertising Federation chapter, AAF Acadiana. Additionally, three individual achievements were awarded to BBR employees:


Garrett, a local attorney, was appointed to the commission in October 2007 and served as chairwoman of the Airport Commission Legal Committee overseeing the DBE application process that affords minority owned businesses opportunities to become DBE-certified to participate in the airport’s projects on both the state and local level.


Eunice attorney and retired 27th Judicial District Court Judge Ellis Daigle.

Thompson named development officer at LGF

Chrissy Guilbeaux Thompson brings 16 years of experience in marketing, public relations, management and business protocol in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors to the role.

People & Flashes

New hires, promotions and more from Acadiana's business community


Roya Boustany, an assistant district attorney with the 15th JDC district attorney’s office; George D. “Dave” Ernest III, an attorney with Hurlburt, Monroe & Ernest in Lafayette; and Bernard N. Marcantel and David E. Marcantel, attorneys with Marcantel, Marcantel, Wall & Pfeiffer in Jennings, have been named fellows of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.


New hires, promotions and more from the Acadiana business community

Former LHA director receives national award

Katie Anderson, who was hired in 2011 to clean up Walter Guillory’s mess at the troubled Lafayette Housing Authority and was then dismissed at the expiration of her contract on May 31, recently received the Charles L. Farris Award from the National Association of Housing & Redevelopment Officials.


Charles Fenstermaker has been elevated to CFO of Fenstermaker & Associates following the retirement of longtime CFO Dan Lavergne, who held the post for 18 years.

People and Flashes

Ashlyn Dupuis has joined Lafayette ad agency Right Angle as digital brand manager. Her areas of expertise include search engine optimization and management, content development and strategic pla


Allison McElligott has joined BBR Creative’s account service team as account manager, and Brittanny Walker has been promoted to project manager.


Roy Holleman’s Holleman Companies, dba FranOwner, has signed a master franchise agreement with Clubstore Outlet, based in Charleston, S.C., to sell/ open Clubstore Outlet franchises in the state.


Quality Companies USA, a Youngsville-based oil and gas contractor operating in the Gulf of Mexico and throughout the U.S., was awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its commitment to continuous improvement and quality.


Carlos Femmer was promoted to president of Lafayette-based John Chance Land Surveys.

PEOPLE & FLASHES - Nov. 11, 2015

Izzo-Voss joins Faith House, Zikmund rises at KATC, Acadiana Hospice and Palliative Care, Devarapalli to Women's & Children's, Begnaud leads The Blake, Hendry awarded

Zikmund promoted to DOS at KATC

Veteran sales exec joined the station in June as regional/national sales manager and a month later began serving as the station’s interim director of sales.


The Continuing Education Department at South Louisiana Community College is offering a private eye course in November that will train students to become licensed private investigators.


Moss BMW client advisor Michelle Newland received the BMW New Vehicle Client Advisor 2014 Profiles in Achievement Bronze Award.


The Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies of Acadiana announced its 2015-2016 board of directors. President Alex Gray, joint interest supervisor with Stone Energy Corporation, is an LSU/UNO MBA graduate. Vice President Caroline D. Bonin, CFO advisory consultant with Caroline D. Bonin, is a UL Lafayette/Tulane MBA graduate with work experience in public accounting, banking and the oil and gas industry.

People and Flashes

Global Data Systems has appeared on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers.


Shanna Perkins was promoted to editor of Acadiana LifeStyle.


University Hospital and Clinics named Katie Hebert the hospital’s new chief operating officer.


team member through various bank mergers, and as Community Reinvestment Act liaison for the Lafayette area. Nain attended UL Lafayette and is a longtime resident of Lafayette Parish. She serves as an auxiliary board member of the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic and is a member of the Upper Lafayette Economic Development Association.


Dextria “Dex” Sapp has been promoted to director of fitness at City Club in River Ranch. She has been with City Club for more than eight years.


experience in human resources, leadership development and coaching. Vicknair has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from SLU and is a certified personal trainer..


Among Tedesco’s specialties is the treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. He is board certified with the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Allam handles an array of cardiovascular treatments, including endovascular laser therapy treatment for varicose veins.

Dec. 15, 2014

Who was hired and promoted in Acadiana business?

People & Flashes for Aug. 19, 2014

A look at recent hires, promotions and other news from Acadiana's business community. Jeffery "Jeff" Blum has joined MidSouth Bank as senior executive VP and chief credit officer. Blum...

MidSouth's Latiolais honored

A national banking publication has named local banker Kevin Latiolais one of its Top Lenders for 2014. A national banking publication has named local banker Kevin Latiolais one of its Top Lenders for...

People & Flashes for July 22, 2014

A look at recent hirings, promotions and other announcements from Acadiana's business community. Joseph C. Giglio Jr., an attorney with Liskow and Lewis; Bryan J. Hanks, president and owner of Beta...

People in Business: Wayne Skinner

Longtime retail auto industry exec named GM and COO at Moss Motors Wayne Skinner Wayne Skinner, who has more than 30 years of experience in the retail automotive industry, has joined Moss Motors as...

People & Flashes for June 18, 2014

New hires, promotions and awards among Acadiana's business community Lafayette-based Double R Restaurant Group has promoted Stuart Ottinger to president. Ottinger, who has more than 12 years of...

ABiz People for April 17, 2014

New hires, promotions, transfers in Acadiana business Veteran health care executive Rich D'Amaro has joined Schumacher Group as CEO, managing the day-to-day operations. Company founder and Executive...

People & Flashes

Recent promotions, hires and news from Acadiana's business scene. Scott P. Myers of Lafayette has joined Investar Bank as vice president and treasury management officer, focusing on meeting the...

People in Business: Jeri S. Allison, Judith Perez

Allison joins Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic as executive director, and Perez returns as director of clinical services Jeri S. Allison was named the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic's...

ABiz People & Flashes

Local hires, promotions and honors Dr. Danielle Decou Muse joined the dental practice of Dr. Samuel R. Moss, located at 217 E. Kaliste Saloom Road. A Youngsville native and STM alumna, Muse graduated...

ABiz People

Who's been hired? Who's been promoted? The acquisition of University Hospital & Clinics by Lafayette General Medical Center prompted the founding of an official health system, Lafayette General...

People & Flashes

At look at recent promotions and developments in the Lafayette business community. Business First Bank promoted Larry Lanclos to vice president. Lanclos joined Business First Bank in 2008 and has more...

People in Business: Dan Rogers, Bill Fox

Dan Rogers promoted to vice president of operations at Knight Oil Tools. Dan Rogers was promoted to vice president of operations at Knight Oil Tools. Rogers focuses on profitable growth of all Knight...

ABiz People

Who's moving up in Acadiana's business community? Friday, July 19, 2013 By the ABiz Staff Attorneys Christopher S. Afeman and Margo H. Dugas have joined Tuten Title & Escrow. Afeman is a partner...

Knight Oil Tools promotes Warmke, Foster

Rod Warmke moves up to executive vice president at Knight Oil Tools International and Mike Foster is elevated to vice president of operations. Rod Warmke was promoted to executive vice president at...

ABiz People

Robert Patrick "Pat" Breaux has joined Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club as executive chef. Robert Patrick "Pat" Breaux has joined Le Triomphe Golf and Country Club as executive...

People & Flashes

Promotions and hiring announcements from Acadiana's business scene. Ben Roberts has been named the Hilton Lafayette's SMERF sales manager. A graduate of UL Lafayette, he has been in the hospitality...

People & Flashes

A look at the recent accomplishments of those working in Acadiana's banking biz. Larry Lanclos was promoted to vice president at Business First Bank. He joined the bank in 2008 and has more than eight...

People & Flashes

A look at the people making waves in Acadiana's business community. Adam A. Abdalla, a graduate of Loyola University School of Law and a practicing attorney since 2006, has joined Andrus...


New hires and promotions throughout Acadiana. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 By ABiz Staff The Ragin' Cajuns Athletics Department announced Wednesday the hiring of Mary Diana Bradley as operations coordinator....

People & Flashes

Colette Billeaud has joined the UL Lafayette Foundation as its chief financial officer. A CPA and notary public with more than 20 years of experience in financial leadership and nonprofit accounting,...

People & Flashes - November 2012

Brandon Meadows has been named senior VP and associate general counsel at IberiaBank. Meadows, who lives in Birmingham, graduated with a bachelor of arts (journalism emphasis) from the University of...

People & Flashes August-September 2012

Local attorney H.L. "Rye" Tuten III has formed Tuten Title & Escrow to focus solely on real estate closings. Tuten, a 2003 graduate of Ole Miss Law School, successfully handled various...

People and Flashes July-August 2012

Lafayette native and former touring musician Rex Moroux has returned to Lafayette and joined Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate's commercial real estate division. Despite his new career, Moroux says...

People & Flashes June-July 2012

Lafayette General Medical Center's Cancer Center of Acadiana opened a new cancer center at Abbeville General Hospital. The Abbeville center will offer the same clinical treatments as those in...

People & Flashes May-June 2012

C. Dean Domingue has joined Jones Walker's Lafayette office as special counsel in the business and commercial litigation practice group. Domingue is a U.S. registered patent attorney and will focus in...

People & Flashes April-May 2012

Cardiovascular Institute of the South has opened a new clinic at 803 Poinciana Avenue in Mamou. Dr. Fernando Arzola, a cardiologist with CIS for more than 17 years, having previously served as medical...

People & Flashes March-April 2012

![people1](images/stories/ABiz 03.28.12/people1.jpg)LHC Group has promoted Kimberly Sturlese Seymour and Amy Stevens to vice presidents. Seymour, a CPA, was promoted to vice president of revenue...

People & Flashes January/February 2012

People / Flashes January-February 2012 Eunice resident Michael Sonnier, a local family nurse practitioner, has been named director of Arc of Acadiana's newly acquired Southwest Developmental Center....

People & Flashes 12.28.11

Veteran CPA Stephen Moore Jr. is merging his practice with the Lafayette-based CPA firm Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Company. Veteran CPA Stephen Moore Jr. is merging his practice with the...

People & Flashes November 23, 2011

November, 23, 2011 MidSouth Bank has promoted Marcia Angelle to assistant VP-collections and ombudsman manager. A Breaux Bridge native, she has been with the bank for 11 years. To assist customers who...

People and Flashes September/October 2011

The Sixth Annual Chamber SWLA Legis Gator Luncheon presented its distinguished Legis Gator of the Year and Chairman's award, respectively, to Rep. Rick Gallot of Ruston, who chairs the House and...

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....

People and Flashes July/August 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Craig Duplechin was promoted to Lafayette market area president for First Bank and Trust. In addition, Harry Thibodaux and Elizabeth Buster recently...

People and Flashes June/July 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011** Business News** Iberia Wealth Advisors has named Todd Hoffpauir senior trust relationship manager for Lafayette. Wednesday, June 29, 2011** Business News** Iberia Wealth...

People & Flashes 05.25.11

Wednesday, May 25, 2011** HONORS** Jill Hurley, founder of the lifestyle and weight management program Health? Habits for Living, was selected the 2011 Louisiana Women in Business Champion. She was...

People & Flashes 03.30.11

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Awards Townsquare Media radio stations took home five Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Awards from the 2011 Prestige Awards Luncheon & Presentation. Townsquare...

People 11.24.10

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 New Hire Effective Dec. 1, Lafayette native Alison Neustrom assumes the post of research director of the nonprofit Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, a Baton...

People & Flashes Aug/Sept 2010

**Top of the Class ** Larry K. Burleigh Sr. of Lafayette has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, joining a distinguished group of attorneys who...

People July/August 2010

April Kleinpeter has been promoted to general sales manager of Courtesy Lincoln Mercury at 6885 Johnston St. Kleinpeter has more than 16 years of experience in the automotive industry and has been...

View all sections »