Ronnie L. Johnson, a partner in McGlinchey Stafford’s Baton Rouge office, has been named to the State Law Resources board of directors for a three-year term.
State Law Resources is an international network of independent law firms. Members of the board are selected for their years of experience in government relations and administrative and regulatory law. Only one firm from each state or jurisdiction may be a member, and McGlinchey will serve as the member firm for Louisiana.
Phelps was one of 67 law firms nationwide recognized by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s New Partner Report for its efforts to close the gender gap in partner promotions.
The firms awarded for “Tipping the Scales” had 50% or more women in their 2021 partner class. Phelps had three women in its class.
For the past 10 years, the New Partner Report has examined the gender breakdown of partners, pulling data from publicly available firm announcements and other self-reported sources. The 2021 report, which analyzed partner classes promoted between Oct. 1, 2020, and Sept. 30, 2021, showed modest gains in the percentage of women promoted to partnership.
The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation has recently added members to its board of directors.
Margo Dubos is a former publisher of Gambit.
Tandra LeMay is the state government affairs director for Verizon.
Samir Mowad is the senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s New Orleans.
David Mueller is director of corporate sponsorships at Ochsner Health.
Greg Mula is a financial advisor for Eustis Group Merrill Lynch.
Michael Napolitano is a physical therapist at the Baudry Therapy Center.
Michael Sawaya is president of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Jessie Schott Haynes has been elected board chair of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art Board of Trustees.
Haynes is managing director of The Helis Foundation, which makes grants to support the arts across metro New Orleans. She has been on the board since 2016. Haynes replaces Charles D. Urstadt as board chair.
Cleophus Thomas, an Anniston, Alabama, attorney, has also joined the Ogden Museum Board as treasurer.
The Livingston Parish Chamber has recognized the top businesses in the parish.
Holmes Building Materials in Denham Springs was named large business of the year.
Performance Tire & Automotive of Denham Springs was honored as the medium business of the year for 2021.
Chuck’s Sportscards of Louisiana in Albany was named as the parish’s small business of the year.
Mami’s Mexican Restaurant in Springfield was named as the new business of the year.
The French Settlement Playground won the Community Impact Award for 2021.
Camille Manning-Broome, president and CEO of Center for Planning Excellence, has been appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation Commission.
Manning-Broome was nominated to serve on the CAGWCC by the Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co. and brings with her expertise in environmental science and management, city planning and government policy.
The groundwater commission was created by the Louisiana Legislature to govern the regional use of the aquifer.
As a regional permitting authority, the groundwater commission provides for the efficient administration, conservation, orderly development and supplementation of groundwater resources in the parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
Randy Ponthieux and Christine Foster have been named alumni of the year by the Leadership St. Tammany Alumni Foundation.
Two honorees were named because COVID-19 prevented the presentation of an award in 2020.
Ponthieux, vice president of Heritage Bank, was named the 2020 Alumnus of the Year. He graduated from the Leadership St. Tammany program in 2018.
Foster, owner of Environmental Business Specialists, was recognized as the 2021 Alumnus of the Year. She graduated from the Leadership program in 2008.