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Jindal makes Racing Commisioners, Morial Exhibition Hall Authority, Commerce and Industry picks
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louisiana capitolLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal continued his Friday afternoon tradition by making announcements of appointments and reappointments to major boards and commissions.

Included in the announcements were appointments to the Louisiana Racing Commission, Reappointments to the Ernest N. Morial-New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, Appointments to the Board of Commerce and Industry and Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission 

Appointments to the Louisiana Racing Commission:

 Jerry Meaux, of Duson, is the president of the board of directors of the Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corporation (SLEMCO). Meaux will be reappointed to serve as an at-large member and Chairman, as required by statute.

 

Kenneth “Kenu” Romero, of New Iberia, owns and operates a rice and crawfish farm in Vermilion Parish. Romero will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the 3rd Congressional District, as required by statute.

 

Keith Babb, of Monroe, is President and Chief Auctioneer at Keith Babb & Associates and is a member of the National Auctioneers Board of Directors. Babb will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the 5th Congressional District, as required by statute.

 

Ben Guilbeau, Jr., of Lake Charles, is a partner with the law firm of Stockwell, Sievert, Viccellio, Clements, & Shaddock L.L.P. Guilbeau will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Calcasieu Parish, as required by statute.

 

Luke Turner, of Bossier City, is the Chairman of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. Turner will be appointed to serve as a representative of Bossier Parish, as required by statute.

 

Richard Hollier, Jr., of Opelousas, works with LHC Group Health Care. Hollier will be reappointed to serve as a representative of St. Landry Parish, as required by statute.

 

Bob Wright, of New Orleans, is a partner at Domengeaux, Wright, Roy & Edwards, a personal injury law firm. Wright will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Orleans Parish, as required by statute.

 

Reappointments to the Ernest N. Morial-New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority:

 

Klara Cvitanovich, of Metairie, has served as General Manager and co-owner of Drago’s Restaurant since 1970. Cvitanovich will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the New Orleans Restaurant Association, as required by statute.

 

Melvin Rodrigue, Jr., of New Orleans, is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Galatoire’s Restaurant and the managing partner of Galatoire’s Bistro. Rodrigue will be reappointed to serve as President of the Board, nominated by the New Orleans Restaurant Association, as required by statute.

 

Appointments to the Board of Commerce and Industry:

 

Glenn Brasseaux, of Carencro, is the Mayor of the City of Carencro. Mayor Brasseaux will be appointed to serve as a mayor nominated by the Louisiana Municipal Association, as required by statute.

 

Jerry N. Jones, of Baton Rouge, is a partner at the law firm of Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea. Jones will be appointed to serve as a representative of businesses within the state, as required by statute.

 

Thomas Holden, of Baton Rouge, is the President of Holden Architects. Holden will be appointed to serve as a representative of businesses within the state, as required by statute.

John Spain, of Baton Rouge, is the Executive Vice President of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Spain will be appointed to serve as an at-large gubernatorial appointment, as required by statute.

Appointment to the Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission 

Elizabeth Dent, of Baton Rouge, is President of Financial and Management Services, and the author of Pathfinder, a dropout prevention program for local school systems, business corporations, and state governmental agencies. Dent will be appointed to serve as a member with professional expertise in business or industry, as required by statute.

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