The Ehrhardt Group has hired Laura Aviles and Ashley Doubleday as account administrators.
Ava Alltmont has joined CTA Architects Engineers as a registered architect and project manger.
Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects has hired Clarissa Costa Lima as a design professional.
Longue Vue House and Gardens has promoted Maria Pote Esq. to executive director.
Taslin Alfonzo, APR, director of marketing and communications for West Jefferson Medical Center, has received the Individual Award of Excellence by the Public Relations Society of America’s New Orleans Chapter. Additionally, Alfonzo has received the PR Practitioner of the Year from the Louisiana Society of Hospital PR and Marketing – Louisiana Hospital Association at its annual Pelican Awards.
Quiana Lynell, a voice instructor in the Loyola University New Orleans Department of Popular and Commercial Music, was the overall winner of the SASSY Award, the 6th annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.
Louisiana-based luxury travel advisor Stephanie Miller Murphy has been recognized as a Top Travel Advisor at Brownell Academy, an annual meeting of the world’s finest travel advisors, hoteliers, cruise line reps and tour operators. She received the “Devonian” award.
The First Tee recognized outstanding contributors to the organization during its 20th anniversary network meeting: director of education, Perry Faulkner, became a Recognized Program Director, completing three years of successful training; Kyle Albrightwas recognized as The First Tee Coach, a distinction for coaches who have completed over four years of successful training. Additionally, The First Tee of Greater New Orleans alumna Angelica Harris was selected to attend The First Tee Alumni Summit at the Network Meeting and was chosen for the opportunity to play in a foursome with former President George W. Bush at Bay Hill Golf Club as part of The First Tee Trustees golf outing.
Jon Smith, CCIM, with RE/MAX Commercial Brokers, Inc., has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation by CCIM Institute.
Deborah Broussard has received the Stanford University’s Outstanding Educator Award.
Tulane School of Professional Advancement professor and program director Gerald Lenaz has received the Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research Award from the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.
Through its partnership with 100 Black Men, the Women Presidents’ Organization has honored women in New Orleans with Women of Color Achievement Awards: Lorraine Dinvant, Marriott Moxy New Orleans Hotel; Michelle Gobert, Image 360 New Orleans;Tara Hernandez, JCH Properties +; Dr. Jarrett Johnson, Primary Eye Care; Teresa Lawrence, Delta Personnel Inc.; Luz Lobos, Synergy Design Group, Inc.; Marian Pierre, Crescent Guardian Inc.; Joanneane A. Smith, Global Commerce and Services, LLC; and Iam Tucker, Integrated Logistical Support, Inc.
Eustis Family of Companies has hired Darryl MacNair as chief financial officer.
Nicole Sekinger CPA, a senior accountant at Ericksen Krentel, has been appointed to the board of directors for Luke’s House Clinic for the 2018-20 term.
Pan-American Life Insurance Group has appointed Suzanne Mestayer to the company’s board of directors. She will also form part of the board’s audit and finance committees.
Eagan Insurance Agency has been included in Insurance Business America magazine’s Elite Agencies report, showcasing 45 firms representing the front-runners of retail insurance agencies.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs has awarded Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority $298,851 through its Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program.
The First Tee of Greater New Orleans was awarded the Barbara A. Douglas – Dr. William J. Powell Organizational Diversity Award.
Lakeview Regional Medical Center has received the 2018 Stroke Care Excellence Award by Healthgrades. Lakeview Regional is also a 5-star recipient for treatment of stroke for two years in a row.
St. Bernard Parish Hospital has joined the Peoples Health hospital provider network.
The St. Bernard Parish Hospital Service District board and Ochsner Health System has announced the strategic partnership between St. Bernard Parish Hospital and Ochsner.
St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce has recognized 16 member businesses with Business Appreciation Awards: South Louisiana Ear Nose and Throat – for the Service with a Smile Award; LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors for the Go Give Award;STARC for the Nonprofit Award; and SYNGVS Integrated Solutions for the Innovation Award. Three Site to See Awards were given to Longbranch Recovery Center – Abita Springs, MSH Architects – Covington, and The Candy Bank – Mandeville. Additionally, Nothing Bundt Cakes was awarded the Out of the Gate Running Award. Four Golden Spoon Awards were presented toSmoke BBQ – Covington, Giddy Up – Folsom, Keith Young’s Steakhouse – Madisonville, and Pat Gallagher’s 527 Restaurant & Bar – Mandeville. Emery & James Ltd. Ghores Insurance was awarded the All in the Family Award; St. Tammany Farmer for the Legacy Award; and Weyerhauser and Backyard Printing & Second Line Handkerchiefs for the Tammany Proud Awards.
West Jefferson Medical Center was awarded the following by the Public Relations Society of America’s New Orleans Chapter:Award of Excellence (Social Media) – WJMC Fallen Heroes Facebook Posts; Award of Excellence (External Relations Corporation/Government) – External Relations and Certificate of Merit (Integrated Marketing) – WJMC – CHNOLA Pediatric ED. Additionally, the Louisiana Society of Hospital PR and Marketing – Louisiana Hospital Association at its annual Pelican Awards awarded WJMC with the following awards: Pelican Award (Radio Advertising) – Pediatric Radio Spots and Certificate of Merit (Advertising Campaign) – Pediatric ED Campaign.
LSU Health New Orleans has appointed Angela Amedee, professor of microbiology, immunology and parasitology, as associate dean of LSU Health New Orleans School of Graduate Studies.
The Greater New Orleans Foundation has announced the 2017 Emerging Leaders graduates: Dr. Deborah Abibou, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana; Jenna Burke, Vieux Carre Property Owners, residents and associates; Glenn Caston, Grow Dat Youth Farm; Courtney Clark, Backyard Gardeners Network; Renee Corrigan, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center; Dani DiPietro, 504HealthNet; Jesse Doctor, Northlake Homeless Coalition; Brandi Girard, UNITY of Greater New Orleans; Dee Dee Green, American Friends Service Committee; Clifton Harris, VIA LINK; Ryan Harringshaw, Providence Community Housing;Dynisha Hugle, VAYLA; Nicole Jolly, Cowen Institute; Celeste Kee, Any Given Child New Orleans; Sarah LaRock, Jefferson Parish Department of Environmental Affairs; Lang Le, Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training; Jon Lee, Youth Run NOLA;Flint Mitchell, Louisiana Children’s Research Center for Development and Learning; Kortney Morrow, Big Class; Katie Murphy, New Schools for New Orleans; Alisha Perry, Edible Schoolyard New Orleans; Leslie Scott Porter, College Track New Orleans;Tiffany Robbins, Good Work Network; Harry Schnur, Liberty’s Kitchen; Rebecca Tamayo, Luke’s House Clinic; Rosamar Torres, Sankofa; Eve Warnke, Café Reconcile; Savannah Wheeler, Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana; Briana Spruille White, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies and Cole Williams, Community Works of Louisiana.
Peoples Health has promoted Nick Karl to chief marketing officer, Rachael Shirer to director of operations, Gretchen Korndorfferto director of sales and membership operations and Dr. J. Brent Wallis to vice president of clinical integration.
Upstream Exploration LLC has announced that Chris Lipari joined the company as land manager.
Barry Campbell has joined Frilot LLC as special counsel in the firm’s mass tort and class actions practice area. Additionally, the firmhas welcomed the following associates: Lacey McCoy in the mass tort and class actions practice area; Brooke Riggs in the admiralty and maritime section and Jessica Roberts in the commercial litigation and mass tort and class actions sections. Also, “Rocky” Seydel Jr has joined the firm as senior counsel in the medical malpractice and health care and commercial litigation sections.
Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard has welcomed associate Armand Samuels to its New Orleans headquarters in the firm’s corporate and commercial law practice.
Deutsch Kerrigan LLP partner Frank Barry has been installed as the Commander of the Louisiana Commandery of the Military Order of Foreign Wars.
The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance and HousingNOLA has announced the four newest members of their teams: Bri Fosterand Aunjenee’ Coner as program managers and Trayshawn Webb and Marlana Botnick Fireman as program coordinators/fellows.
Latter & Blum Companies, Inc. has hired the following realtors: Darlene Viola – Boutte Office; Brittany Sobert and John Goza – East Jefferson Office.
Gulf States Real Estate Services has announced that Peter Roy has been hired as vice president of commercial real estate brokerage and Vickie Garafola as a realtor.
Stirling Properties’ asset manager Ryan Juneau has earned the International Council of Shopping Centers Certified Retail Property Executive credential. Additionally, sales and leasing executive Bradley Cook has been selected by the National Association of Realtors as a member-at-large on its research committee.
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