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Jindal picks Pardon, Parole, Racing Boards, Commissions, more
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Jindal-campaignLouisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Friday announced the appointment of numerous boards,  commissions and councils including the Louisiana Racing Commission, Workers compensation advisory council, Board of Pardons, Board of Paroles and other government agencies.

 

 

Here are the appointments:

 Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Representative Karen St. Germain to the Louisiana Fire and Emergency Training Commission.

The Louisiana Fire and Emergency Training Commission is responsible for advising and providing guidance to Louisiana State University relative to the conduct of training programs and performance of the university’s functions.

 

Karen St. Germain, of Pierre Part, is a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.  St. Germain will be appointed to serve as a Louisiana citizen with knowledge and experience in the field of fire and emergency services appointed by the Governor, as required by statute. 

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the reappointment of Maitland Deland to the Health Education Authority of Louisiana (HEAL).

The Health Education Authority of Louisiana serves to promote medical education, research, and health care. Created in 1968, the authority serves to formulate a master plan for the development of participating medical center institutions in the medical complex in New Orleans and is authorized to plan, acquire, and construct facilities within a 10-mile radius of the Medical Center of New Orleans.

 

Maitland Deland, of Lafayette, is an oncologist and is the former owner of OncoLogics, Inc.  Deland will be reappointed to serve as a member appointed by the Governor from the state at-large and will serve as Chairman of the board, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Thomas Grimstad to the Louisiana Racing Commission.

The Louisiana Racing Commission serves to enforce rules and regulations, propose legislation, and develop policies for the Louisiana racing industry. Furthermore, it ensures the legitimate performance of all racing animals and the accountability of pari-mutuel wagering in Louisiana.

 

Thomas Grimstad, of Metairie, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana Medical Mutual Insurance Company (LMMICO).  Grimstad will be appointed to serve as a member at-large, as required by statute.

 Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Robert “Bob” Israel to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council.

The Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council serves to review and make recommendations to the governor, through the Louisiana Workforce Commission, regarding the administration of the Workers’ Compensation system.

Robert “Bob” Israel, of Baton Rouge, is the President of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association.  Israel will be appointed to serve as a representative of business interests in Louisiana, as required by statute.

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Darren Montgomery to the State Board of Home Inspectors.

The State Board of Home Inspectors serves to regulate the practice of home inspectors by examining all applicants and issuing licenses or permits to those possessing the necessary qualifications.

 

Darren Montgomery, of Bossier, is the Owner of Red River Inspections.  Montgomery will be appointed to serve as a member of the 4th Congressional District selected from nominations by the board of directors of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors, the Louisiana Realtors Association, the Louisiana Homebuilders Association, and the Louisiana Mortgage Bankers Association, as required by statute.

-  Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

The purpose of the Governor’s Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is to use training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency, the administration of juvenile justice, or the reduction of a juvenile delinquency. The board serves to strengthen the accountability, rehabilitation, and prevention of juveniles either at risk or already found guilty of felonies within Louisiana.

 

Appointments to the Governor’s Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:

 

Julio Galan, of Lake Charles, is the Executive Director of Family & Youth Counseling Agency.  Galan will be appointed to serve as a representative of private non-profit organizations, as required by statute.

 

Tyler Lax, of Baton Rouge, is a student at Baton Rouge Community College.  Lax will be appointed to serve as a youth worker, as required by statute.

 

Tyler Tullos, of Lake Charles, is studying criminal justice at Sowela Technical College.  Tullos will be appointed to serve as a youth worker, as required by statute.

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Board of Pardons.

The Board of Pardons is responsible for receiving and examining information and documents to make recommendations to the governor regarding applications for clemency and pardon of individuals who are incarcerated.

Appointments to the Board of Pardons:

Sheryl Ranatza, of St. Francisville, is currently retired and is the former Deputy Secretary for the Department of Corrections.  She was also the former Deputy Warden of Operations and the Assistant Warden for Angola.  Ranatza will be appointed to serve as the chairman of the board who possesses not less than five years of actual experience in the field of penology, corrections, law enforcement, sociology, law, education, social work, or medicine, as required by statute. 

 

Michael Slocum, of Pineville, is retired and served as the former Commander of the Narcotics Division in the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Slocum will be appointed to serve as an individual submitted by a victims’ rights advocacy organization which is recognized as a nonprofit with the Internal Revenue Service, as required by statute.

 

Jimmy Wise, of Leesville, is retired and formerly worked for Geo Southern Energy Corporation and the Vernon Sheriff’s Office where he served as a jailer, a patrol deputy, and a detective.  Wise will be appointed to serve as an at-large member who possess not less than five years of actual experience in the field of penology, corrections, law enforcement, sociology, law, education, social work, or medicine, as required by statute.

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Committee on Parole. 

The Committee on Parole is responsible for determining whether parole eligible convicted felons sentenced to prison and confined in any penal or correctional institution should be released on regular, medical, or impact parole; determining a release date and pre-release conditions for those inmates who are granted parole or whose parole release is deferred; establishing parole conditions for those granted parole; and imposing sanctions including, but not limited to, the arrest and return to incarceration of those offenders who have violated the conditions of their parole.

Appointments to the Committee on Parole:

 

Jerrie LeDoux, of Deridder, is a homeschooling mother and is a volunteer director for TeenPact Leadership Schools in Louisiana. LeDoux will be appointed to serve as an at-large member who possesses not less than five years actual experience in the field of penology, corrections, law enforcement, sociology, law, education, social work, or medicine, as required by statute. 

 

Greta Jones, of Monroe, is currently a member of the Ouachita Expressway Authority.  Jones will be appointed to serve as an at-large member who possesses not less than five years actual experience in the field of penology, corrections, law enforcement, sociology, law, education, social work, or medicine, as required by statute.

Bayou Lafourche Freshwater District

Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Board of Commissioners for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District.

The Board of Commissioners for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District serves to supply water from any available fresh water source, including any ground water and surface water sources to the purification facilities serving the incorporated villages, towns, and cities along Bayou Lafourche.


 

Appointments to the Board of Commissioners for the Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District:

 

Hugh Caffery, of Lockport, is the General Manager of Valentine Chemicals, LLC and is a licensed Louisiana contractor.  Caffery will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the portion of Lafourche Parish south of the railroad tracks traversing the parish east to west that crosses Bayou Lafourche in the area known as Lafourche Crossing and north of the Intracoastal Waterway, as required by statute.

 

Windell Curole, of Cut Off, is the Manager of the South Lafourche Levee District and is a member of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.  Curole will be appointed to serve as a representative of the portion of Lafourche Parish south of the Intracoastal Waterway, as required by statute.

 

Jacob “Jake” Giardina, of Thibodaux, is retired and was formerly the President and CEO of Cameo Industries, Inc.  Giardina will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Lafourche Parish at-large, as required by statute.

 

Francis Richard, of Thibodaux, is the Vice President and Factory manager of John Deere in Thibodaux.  Richard will be appointed to serve as a representative of the portion of Lafourche Parish north of the railroad tracks traversing the parish east to west that crosses Bayou Lafourche in the area known as Lafourche Crossing, as required by statute.

–  Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Howard Westman to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition.

The Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition serves to regulate the practice of dietitians and nutritionists by granting licenses to qualified applicants.

Additionally, one member must have a baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major course of study in human nutrition, food and nutrition, dietetics, or food systems management and is selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry. The remaining four members must be licensed dietitians and nutritionists selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Dietetic Association.

 

Howard Westman, of New Orleans, is a physician and is the owner of Westman Forensic Medicine.  Westman will be appointed to serve as a licensed physician nominated by the Louisiana State Medical Society, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Eric Liew to the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority.

The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority is a public trust that strives to further education, healthcare, economic development, and job creation by serving as a conduit issuer of tax-exempt and taxable bonds for Louisiana and its citizens.

 

Eric Liew, of Monroe, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AOSS Medical Supply.  Liew will be appointed to serve as a trustee appointed by the Governor, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Eric Liew to the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority.

The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority is a public trust that strives to further education, healthcare, economic development, and job creation by serving as a conduit issuer of tax-exempt and taxable bonds for Louisiana and its citizens.

 

Eric Liew, of Monroe, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AOSS Medical Supply.  Liew will be appointed to serve as a trustee appointed by the Governor, as required by statute.

–  Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Land Trust Board of Directors.

The Louisiana Land Trust Board of Directors serves to govern the Louisiana Land Trust, which is a non-profit organization created to manage the properties purchased by the State of Louisiana under the Road Home Program to continue the recovery efforts following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Appointments to the Louisiana Land Trust Board of Directors:

 

Kathy Laborde, of New Orleans, is the President of Gulf Coast Housing Partnership.  Laborde will be appointed to serve as a nominee of the Speaker of the House who has education, training or experience in banking, housing development, land use, mortgage financing, environmental remediation or urban planning residing in a parish impacted by Hurricane Katrina, as required by statute.

 

Ellen Lee, of New Orleans, is the Senior Vice President of Programs for the Greater New Orleans Foundation and was the former Assistant Director of the Disaster Recovery Unit (DRU) within the State of Louisiana’s Office of Community Development. Lee will be reappointed to serve as a member who has education, training or experience in banking, housing development, land use, mortgage financing, environmental remediation or urban planning residing in a parish impacted by Hurricane Katrina, as required by statute.

 

Dr. Daryl Burckel, of Lake Charles, is a professor of accounting and former chairman of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at McNeese State University. Burckel will be reappointed to serve as a member who has education, training or experience in banking, housing development, land use, mortgage financing, environmental remediation or urban planning residing in a parish impacted by Hurricane Rita, as required by statute.

 

Alvin Guillory, of Lake Charles, is a veteran of the United States Air Force and is the Owner of Guillory Realty, LLC.  Guillory will be reappointed to serve as a member who has education, training or experience in banking, housing development, land use, mortgage financing, environmental remediation or urban planning residing in a parish impacted by Hurricane Rita, as required by statute.

 

Walt Leger, of New Orleans, is the Speaker Pro Tempore for the Louisiana House of Representatives.  Leger will be reappointed to serve as a member who has education, training or experience in banking, housing development, land use, mortgage financing, environmental remediation or urban planning residing in a parish impacted by Hurricane Katrina, as required by statute.

 

Wesley “Wes” Wyman, of Belle Chasse, is the President of Wyman Construction, a residential and commercial construction company.  Wyman will be reappointed to serve as a member who has education, training or experience in banking, housing development, land use, mortgage financing, environmental remediation or urban planning residing in a parish impacted by Hurricane Katrina, as required by statute.

 

 Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Howard Westman to the Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition.

The Louisiana State Board of Examiners in Dietetics and Nutrition serves to regulate the practice of dietitians and nutritionists by granting licenses to qualified applicants.

According to statute, the board is comprised of seven gubernatorial appointments, subject to Senate confirmation. One member must be a licensed registered nurse selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and one member must be a licensed physician selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana State Medical Society.

 

Howard Westman, of New Orleans, is a physician and is the owner of Westman Forensic Medicine.  Westman will be appointed to serve as a licensed physician nominated by the Louisiana State Medical Society, as required by statute.

 Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Bunches Bend Protection District.

The Bunches Bend Protection District is responsible for repairing, improving, and maintaining the Wilson Point Levee System in the Bunches Bend Area.

 

Appointments to the Bunches Bend Protection District:

 

Thomas “Tap” Parker, of Lake Providence, is a self-employed farmer.  Parker will be appointed to serve as an at-large member appointed by the Governor, as required by statute.

 

Edward Patrick, Jr., of Lake Providence, is a self-employed farmer.  Patrick will be appointed to serve as an at-large member appointed by the Governor, as required by statute.

, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Bill Hidalgo to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority serves to develop a comprehensive master plan regarding coastal protection and an annual plan regarding  protecting, conserving, and restoring the coastal area through the construction and management of hurricane protection and coastal restoration projects and programs.

 

Bill Hidalgo, of Morgan City, is the Owner of Halimar Shipyard, LLC and is also a registered professional civil engineer and land surveyor.  Hidalgo will be appointed to serve as a gubernatorial appointee who resides in the area of the coastal zone located west of the Atchafalaya River, as required by statute.

 

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Royal David to the Louisiana State Board of Embalming and Funeral Directors.

The Louisiana State Board of Embalming and Funeral Directors regulates embalmers, funeral homes, and funeral directors, and handles consumer complaints. It also establishes requirements for funeral homes and individuals engaged in the care and disposition of the deceased.

Royal David, of Mandeville, is the General Manager of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.  David will be appointed to serve as a licensed funeral director representing District D, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.

The Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology serves to control and regulate the practice of cosmetology.

Appointments to the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology:

Frances Hand, of Denham Springs, is the Owner of Denham Springs Beauty College Inc. Hand will be reappointed to serve as a member and chairman from the 6th Congressional District, as required by statute. 

Michelle Hays, of Pineville, is the Owner of Meshelz Hair Salon and is the Owner of Pineville Beauty School.  Hays will be appointed to serve as a member from the 5th Congressional District, as required by statute.

Lora Moreau, of Lafayette, is the President and Owner of Cosmetology Training Center (CTC).  Moreau will be appointed to serve as a member from the 7th Congressional District, as required by statute.

Carolyn Robichaux, of Baldwin, is the Owner of Carolyn’s Friends and Company Salon. Robichaux will be reappointed to serve as a member from the 3rd Congressional District, as required by statute.

Ira Weber, of Metairie, is the owner of B&W, Inc., a financial analysis company, and the Owner of two Fantastic Sam’s franchise licenses. Weber will be reappointed to serve as a member from the 1st Congressional District, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District Board of Commissioners.

The Atchafalaya Basin Levee District Board of Commissioners is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the levees and maintaining the levee drainage system within the Atchafalaya Basin District.


Appointments to the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District Board of Commissioners:

 

Cory Chustz, of Port Allen, is a project coordinator for Ford, Bacon & Davis; an engineering, procurement, project management and construction management company.  Chustz will be reappointed to serve as a representative of West Baton Rouge Parish, as required by statute.

 

Bill Flynn, of Port Allen, is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and is a retired employee of South Central Bell.  Flynn will be reappointed to serve as a representative of West Baton Rouge Parish, as required by statute.

 

John Grezaffi, of Batchelor, is the Owner of Buckhorn Stockfarm, a farm and ranch.  Grezaffi will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Pointe Coupee Parish, as required by statute.

 

Daniel Hebert, of Plaquemine, is an employee of ETEC, a manufacturer’s representative organization.  Hebert will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Iberia Parish, as required by statute.

 

Karen Jewell, of Maringoin, is the Owner of Jewell Insurance Agency.  Jewell will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Iberville Parish, as required by statute.

 

Nickie Rockforte, of Ventress, is a corn farmer.  Rockforte will be appointed to serve as a representative of Pointe Coupee Parish, as required by statute.

 

Harry Marionneaux, of Plaquemine, is a former member of the Iberville Parish School Board and is retired from the logging industry.  Marionneaux will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Iberville Parish, as required by statute.

 

Earl Matherne, of Pierre Part, is a part-time employee of Settoon Construction, Inc.  Matherne will be reappointed to serve as a representative of Assumption Parish, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Jason Waller to the Louisiana Rice Research Board.

The Louisiana Rice Research Board administers rice research check-off funds collected by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, selects projects for funding, and reviews the progress of research.

Jason Waller, of Mer Rouge, is a farmer and is the President of the Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association.  Waller will be appointed to serve as a member nominated by the American Rice Growers Cooperative Association, as required by statute.

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Brandon Berger to the Board of Commissioners for the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority.

The Board of Commissioners for the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority serves to construct and operate convention facilities in New Orleans. 

 

Brandon Berger, of New Orleans, is an Owner and Principle of The Berger Company, Inc.  Berger will be appointed to serve as a resident of the territorial limits of the authority, as required by statute.

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced reappointments to the Louisiana Folklife Commission.

The Louisiana Folklife Commission serves to help preserve the traditional cultural materials of a community learned outside formal institutions and handed down over generations. The cultural materials include language, traditional styles of architecture and land use, folk music and dance, folk medicine and beliefs, rituals, festivals, food, arts and crafts, oral history, tales, and myths. 

Reappointments to the Louisiana Folklife Commission:

 

Raymond Berthelot, of Baton Rouge, is the Chief of Interpretive Services at the Louisiana Office of State Parks.  Berthelot will be reappointed to serve as a member appointed from the Office of State Parks, as required by statute.

 

Douglas Bourgeois, of Baton Rouge, is the Louisiana Byways Director for the Office of Tourism.  Bourgeios will be reappointed to serve as a member appointed from the Office of Tourism, as required by statute.

Dana La Fonta, of Baton Rouge, is the Director of the Louisiana Divison of the Arts.  La Fonta will be reappointed to serve as a member appointed from the Division of the Arts, as required by statute.

Karen Leathem, of New Orleans, is a museum historian for the Louisiana State Museum.  Leathem will be reappointed to serve as a member appointed from the Office of the State Museum, as required by statute.

 

Charles “Chip” McGimsey, of Baton Rouge, is the State Archaeologist and Director of the Division of Archaeology.  McGimsey will be reappointed to serve as a member appointed from the Division of Archeology, as required by statute.

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Rice Promotion Board.

The Louisiana Rice Promotion Board serves to promote the growth and development of the rice industry in Louisiana by promotion of the production, handling, marketing and utilization of rice.

Appointments to the Louisiana Rice Promotion Board:

Kevin Berken, of Lake Arthur, is a farmer.  Berken will be reappointed to serve as a member nominated by the American Rice Growers Cooperative Association, as required by statute.

Ken Fairchild, of Oak Grove, is the Owner of Hill Bayou Farms.  Fairchild will be appointed to serve as a member nominated by the Louisiana Rice Council, as required by statute.

Jeff Durand, of St. Martinville, is a crawfish and rice farmer.  Durand will be reappointed to serve as a member nominated by the Louisiana Rice Council, as required by statute.

Ronny “Blue” Zaunbrecher, of Lake Arthur, is the Owner of Zaunbrecher Farm.  Zaunbrecher will be appointed to serve as a member nominated by the Louisiana Rice Council, as required by statute.

Jimmy Hoppe, of Iowa, is the former President of the Louisiana Rice Council.  Hoppe will be reappointed to serve as a member nominated by the Louisiana Rice Council, as required by statute.

Robert Thevis, of Simmesport, is a corn, soybean, rice, and wheat farmer.  Thevis will be reappointed to serve as a member nominated by the Louisiana Rice Council, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced reappointments to the Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District Board of Commissioners.

The Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District Board of Commissioners is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the levees and maintaining the levee drainage system within Natchitoches Parish.


Reappointments to the Natchitoches Levee and Drainage District Board of Commissioners:

 

Charles Brazzel, of Natchez, is a cattle rancher and member of the Farm Bureau.  Brazzel will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

William Giddens, of Natchitoches, is a self-employed farmer.  Giddens will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

Janet Jones, of Melrose, is a retired secretary at Central High School.  Jones will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

Kenneth Methvin, of Natchitoches, is a self-employed farmer.  Methvin will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

Doris Roge, of Cloutierville, is a retired elementary school teacher. Roge will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

Adolph Sklar, of Robeline, is a self-employed cattle farmer.  Sklar will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

Rayburn Smith, of Natchitoches, is the Owner of Smith Cattle Company.  Smith will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

Mark Swafford, of Natchitoches, is a loader and scale operator at International Paper.  Swafford will be reappointed to serve as a nominee of the legislative delegation representing Natchitoches Parish, as required by statute.

 

Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Capital Area Human Services District Board.

The Capital Area Human Service District Board serves to operate and manage community-based programs and services relative to public health, mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services for the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana.

Appointments to the Capital Area Human Services District Board:

 

Jermaine Watson, of Baton Rouge, is a project manager at Franklin Associates.  Watson will be reappointed to serve as a representative from East Baton Rouge Parish nominated by the East Baton Rouge Parish governing authority, as required by statute.

 

Stephanie Griffin-Manson, of Baton Rouge, is the Vice President of Operations for Our Lady of the Lake Regional medical Center.  Manson will be appointed to serve as a representative from East Baton Rouge Parish nominated by the East Baton Rouge Parish governing authority, as required by statute.

 

Denise Dugas, of Baton Rouge, is the Behavioral Health Line Administrator for Baton Rouge General Medical System.  Dugas will be appointed to serve as a representative from East Baton Rouge Parish nominated by the East Baton Rouge Parish governing authority, as required by statute.

 

Kristin Saucier, of Port Allen, is a clinical social worker at Baton Rouge General Behavioral Health.  Saucier will be appointed to serve as a representative from West Baton Rouge Parish nominated by the West Baton Rouge Parish governing authority, as required by statute.

 

Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Sheriff’s Executive Management Institute.

The Louisiana Sheriff’s Executive Management Institute is responsible for promoting public peace by establishing training programs for sheriffs to provide management courses and skills to enhance the safety of the citizens of Louisiana and the enforcement of state laws.

Appointments to the Louisiana Sheriff’s Executive Management Institute:

 

Steve Prator, of Shreveport, is the Sheriff of Caddo Parish.  Prator will be appointed to serve as a gubernatorial appointee, as required by statute.

Greg Champagne, of Luling, is the Sheriff of St. Charles Parish. Champagne will be appointed to serve as a gubernatorial appointee, as required by statute.

Newell Normand, of Metairie, is the Sheriff of Jefferson Parish.  Normand will be appointed to serve as a gubernatorial appointee, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Charles McDonald to the Correctional Facilities Corporation Board of Directors.

The Correctional Facilities Corporation Board of Directors serves to finance and acquire correctional facilities for lease to the state.

Charles McDonald, of Archibald, is the former Sheriff of Richland Parish. McDonald will be appointed to serve as an at-large member, as required by statute.

Governor Bobby Jindal announced the reappointment of Dr. David Fisher, Jr. to the Louisiana State Board of Optometry Examiners.

The Louisiana State Board of Examiners serves to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the education and effective control and regulation of individuals who practice optometry.

Dr. David Fisher, of Lafayette, is the Owner of Dr. David Fisher, Jr. & Associates.  Fisher will be reappointed to serve as a member who was recommended by the Board of Optometry Examiners, as required by statute. 

 

 

              

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