Board of Directors


Monique Scott-Spaulding – Chair – Franchise owner, Jani-King of Baton Rouge
Sean Matassa – Chair-Elect and Marketing Chair – Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Bill Abraham – Treasurer and Finance Chair – Chief Financial Officer, TJM Restaurant Management (retired), CPA
James C. Brandt – Secretary – Brandt and Associates 


Kathy Baker – Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Executive Hotel Management, owner of Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge and Holiday Inn Baton Rouge
Dr. Thomas R. Beard – Professor emeritus of economics, LSU
Carolyn Bennett – Foundation for Historical Louisiana, emerita
Michael R. Calabrese – Senior Vice President at Cajun Industries, LLC
Dr. Russell Chapman – Professor emeritus of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, LSU
Astrid R. Clements – President, Capitol Lakes Properties, LLC
Jon Emerson – Professor of Landscape and Design, retired
Dr. Warren Fraser – Endocrinologist and endocrine consultant
Jim George – Governance Co-Chair – Attorney, George and George, Ltd., retired
Dr. Ed Green – Chemist, ExxonMobil, retired
Helen Hoffpauir – Certified Professional Landman, Mark A. O’Neal and Associates
Leo Honeycutt – Television journalist and author
Jim Jackson – Jackson Land Company
John Jackson – Managing Partner, Jackson Land Company
Von Johnson – VP of External Affairs, Southern Region; Garner Ridge Partners
David Kelly – Attorney, Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
Susan P. Leake – Immediate Past Chair – President and CEO, LA Capitol Federal Credit Union, retired
Camp E. Matens – Engineer, Kaiser Aluminum, retired/consultant
Jeremy Meiske – Disaster Recovery Analyst, State of Louisiana
Dr. Roland W. Mitchell – Jo Ellen Yates Endowed Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Academic Services, LSU
Bettsie Baker Miller – Development Chair – Owner, BBM Consulting; Community Volunteer; BREC Commissioner
John K. Pierre – Vance B. Lacour Endowed Professor and Chancellor, Southern University Law Center
Kim Kochurka Shaw – Education Chair – Director of Human Resources, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
Dr. Walter T. Tillman, Jr. – CEO, Tillman Empowerment; Dean of Student Services and Enrollment, River Parishes Community Colleges
Stafford Wood – Founder and Owner of Covalent Logic




Advisory Board

Beth Courtney; President and CEO, Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Cordell Haymon;  Vice President, Louisiana Law Institute; Vice President, SGS Petroleum Service Corporation
Dr. Howard Kisner; Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
Timothy Muffitt; Music Director, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra
Freddie Pitcher; Past Chancellor, Southern University Law Center; Judge, retired
Harvey Schwartzberg; Treasurer, Foundation for Historic Louisiana & The Old State Capitol Associates
John Turner; Past President, Baton  Rouge Area Volunteers for Opera; Board, Houston Grand Opera;  Turner Industries
Amanda M. Vincent; Past Director of Development, Opéra Louisiane
Dr. Richard Webb;  Past Dean, Southern University College of Arts and Humanities, retired

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