Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton Elected to LABI Board


February 11, 2020

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton has been elected to the board of directors of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). LABI is the state’s largest business organization, and a voice for the principles of free enterprise in Louisiana, representing the views and interests of the Louisiana business community in the political, legislative, judicial and regulatory processes.

LABI is the official Louisiana chapter for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, serving its broad membership by working towards the singular goal of fostering a climate for economic growth through consistently championing the principles of the free enterprise system. For more than 40 years, LABI has used its credibility and influence to effect legislative change and create a pro-business climate to grow Louisiana’s economy. 

The 2020 Board of Directors of LABI provides input and oversight for advancing the effectiveness and sustainability of the Association by adopting sound, ethical governance and financial management to forward the mission of LABI. The current LABI Board of Directors consist of:
 

  • Jeff Albright, Executive Vice President, Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana
  • Robert Angelico, President & Managing Partner, Liskow & Lewis
  • Joe Arroyo, President, Fire Extinguisher & Supply Company, Inc.
  • James A. Babst, Attorney, Wegmann & Babst, LLC
  • Scott Ballard, Founder, Ballard Brands
  • Bobby Barousse, Chief Financial Officer, Elmer Candy Corporation
  • Bob Barton, Managing Partner, Taylor Porter
  • Terry Baugh, Vice Chair Chief Financial Officer, D & J Construction Company, Inc.
  • Adrianne Baumgartner, Partner, Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson
  • Andree Begneaud, Owner, Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Jill Benoit, Regional Manager Government Affairs, LafargeHolcim U.S.
  • Robert S. Boh, President, Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC
  • Ayres Bradford, Business Development Director, Lincoln Builders, Inc.
  • James B. Bulliard, Owner, Cajun Chef Products, Inc.
  • J. H. Campbell, Jr., Manager, Client Consulting Services, LLC
  • Kim Carver, Vice President of Government Relations, Gulf Coast Bank & Trust
  • Emile Cordaro, Government Affairs, American Electric Power
  • Tom Cox, President, Golfballs.com, Inc.
  • Kim Cusimano, Government & Public Affairs Manager, North American Operations, Sasol Chemicals USA
  • Eric Danos, Owner & Executive, Danos, LLC
  • Jason DeCuir, Principal, Ryan, LLC
  • John Doggett, Chief Administrative Officer, Crest Operations, LLC
  • Maura Donahue, Executive Vice President, DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.
  • Keith P. Duet, Owner, Duet Wealth Management
  • Michael Eason, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • Lavelle Edmondson, State Government Affairs Manager, Marathon Petroleum Company, LP
  • Ronald Evans, Owner, International Packaging Company, LLC
  • Tommy Faucheux, Southeast U.S. State Government Affairs Leader, Dow Inc.
  • Art Favre, President, Performance Contractors
  • Cassie Felder, Managing Attorney, Swamp Dragon, LLC
  • Courtney A. Fenet, Jr. Vice President & Special Assistant to CEO and President, R.E. Heidt Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William Fenstermaker, Chairman & CEO, Fenstermaker
  • John J. Finan, Jr., President & CEO, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Inc
  • Wayne J. Fontana, Attorney, Fontana & Seelman, LLP
  • William Fontenot, President & CEO, Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC
  • Felicia Frederick, State Government Affairs Manager, Chevron U.S.A., Inc.
  • David Gaines, CEO System Retail Services & Vice President of Public Affairs, Ochsner Health Systems
  • Ryan Girouard, Senior Vice President, Middle Market Banking, Hancock Whitney Bank
  • Lane Grigsby, Chairman Emeritus, Cajun Industries, LLC
  • George H. Guidry, Jr., Regional Manager, State Government Affairs, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
  • Richard Guillory, Vice President of Operations, South Central Group, Cintas Corporation
  • Jay Guillot, Senior Vice President, Hunt, Guillot & Associates LLC
  • Tyson Hackenberg, Vice President, APTIM
  • Mike Hall, Controller, Nucor Steel Louisiana LLC
  • Bryan Hanks, President, Beta Land Services, LLC
  • Chris Haskew, Louisiana Market President, Capital One Bank Louisiana
  • David Huval, Professional Civil Engineer, CEC, Inc.
  • Bryan Jones, Gulf Coast Deputy Office Leader, HNTB Corporation
  • Steve M. Jordan, Chief Executive Officer, Central Crude, Inc.
  • Meryl Kennedy Farr, President, Kennedy Rice Mill, LLC
  • Christopher M. Kinsey, Chief Executive Officer, Kinsey Interests, Inc.
  • James M. Lapeyre, Jr., President, Laitram, LLC
  • Raymond Lasseigne, President, TMR Exploration, Inc.
  • Jamey LeBlanc, Senior Director, Strategic Support, Community Coffee Company, LLC
  • Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President & General Manager, BASF Corporation
  • Sandra Lindquist, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
  • Melissa Mann, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Central Region, CenturyLink
  • Martin Mayer, President, Stirling Properties, Inc.
  • Jude Melville (Treasurer), President, Business First Bank
  • Patrick Mockler, President, Mockler Beverage Company
  • Jessica Monroe, Director of State Government Affairs, Johnson & Johnson HCS
  • Danny Montelaro, South Louisiana Area President, Regions Bank
  • Jody Montelaro, Vice President, LA Governmental Affairs & Regulatory Affairs, Entergy Corporation
  • Spencer Murphy, General Counsel, Canal Barge Company, Inc.
  • Mark Myrtue, Treasurer & Corporate Secretary, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc.
  • Jennifer Neil, General Counsel, Pool Corporation
  • Tom O’Neal (Chair), President, O'Nealgas, Inc.
  • John Overton, Owner & CFO, Turn Key Solutions
  • Reldon Owens, Director of External Relations, Diamond B Construction LLC and Affiliated Companies
  • Frederick B. Palmer, State Government Relations Manager, Southeast U.S.Shell Oil Company
  • Sonia Pérez (Immediate Past Chair), President Southeast States, AT&T Louisiana
  • Todd Perry, Principal & Senior Geologist, PPM Consultants
  • Scott Poole, Chief Operating Officer, MARTCO LLC
  • E. Fredrick Preis, Jr,. Senior Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.
  • Arthur Price, President, Badger Oil Corporation
  • Wynn Radford, State & Federal Affairs, Communications & External Affairs, BP America, Inc.
  • Jennifer Ries, President, Atmos Energy
  • James T. Rogers, III, Partner, Adams and Reese
  • Kenneth L. Ross, Managing Partner, Seale & Ross
  • Gordon E. Rountree, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Lafayette General Health System
  • Phillip Rozeman, President, Willis-Knighton Cardiology
  • Meagan Shields, Investment Portfolio Manager & Enterprise Risk Specialist, Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation
  • Christel C. Slaughter (Secretary), Chief Executive Officer, SSA Consultants, Inc.
  • Tim Stine, Chief Financial Officer, Stine Lumber Company
  • Matt Stuller, Founder & Chairman, Stuller, Inc.
  • Dana Stumpf, Chief Executive Officer, Durr Heavy Construction, LLC
  • Stephen Toups, President, Turner Industries Group, LLC
  • Kelli Bondy Troutman, Vice President, Director of Communications & Community Relations, LUBA Workers' Comp
  • Shawn Usher, Founder, Sparkhound, Incorporated
  • Rusty Vincent (Secretary Treasurer), Century Group, Inc.
  • Stephen Waguespack (ex officio), President & CEO, LABI
  • Kristin Wall, President & CEO, Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation
  • Robert Webb, Jr., President, Louisiana CAT
  • Peter Wilson, President & CEO, Barriere Construction Company, L.L.C.
  • William Windham, Chief Executive Officer, Windham, LLC
  • Robert Yarborough, Chief Executive Officer, Manda Fine Meats
  • Joseph Zanco, Executive Vice President & CFO, Home Bank
  • Angela Zeringue, Polyolefins Plant Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

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