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New Orleans area
Paulo Goes has been named dean of Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, effective Aug. 23.
Goes succeeds Ira Solomon, who has served 10 years as dean of the Freeman School. Ted Fee, senior associate dean and Morton A. Aldrich Professor of Business, will serve as interim dean.
Goes is dean and the Halle Chair in Leadership at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management and previously served as head of the Department of Management Information Systems and as the Salter Distinguished Professor of Management and Technology at the university. As dean, he has built nationally recognized interdisciplinary programs in entrepreneurship and innovation, digital transformation economics and business while prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. He implemented a strategic plan for Eller and oversaw growth of its online graduate programs in management information systems, cybersecurity, health care management and accounting. Goes also rebuilt the school’s fundraising, alumni relations and corporate relations programs.
A native of Brazil, Goes earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a master’s in production engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He began a career in civil engineering before immigrating to the U.S. and earning a master’s in operations research and a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Rochester.
Baton Rouge area
Alejandro R. Perkins, of Prairieville, and Elmer G. Noah II, in Monroe, have become named partners with the addition of their names at law firm Hammonds, Sills, Adkins, Guice, Noah & Perkins LLP, which provides legal services to Louisiana public school boards and numerous insurance companies operating in Louisiana.
Perkins is a litigator specializing in complex litigation, general liability, labor and employment, and education law. He is an appointed member of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System and a board member for 100 Black Men of Baton Rouge. He earned a degree in political science from Xavier University and a juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center and in 2019 was awarded an honorary doctoral degree by Grambling State University for his service to higher education, leadership and service to the community.
Noah is a member of the Monroe office and is general counsel for the Ouachita Parish School Board. He handles various types of litigation, including personal injury, employment discrimination, construction issues and insurance defense with an emphasis on medical and dental malpractice. He received his bachelor’s degree in government from Northeast Louisiana University (now the University of Louisiana at Monroe) and his J.D. degree from LSU.
The Boys & Girls Clubs in Louisiana has named Missy Bienvenu Andrade as its first chief impact officer, overseeing fundraising and marketing to raise awareness and grow the statewide organization. She also will serve on the executive committee for each Boys & Girls Clubs chapter and work to develop new strategic alliances within the communities served.
Andrade has served as chief executive officer of Boys & Girls Clubs in Acadiana for the past three years, overseeing operations in St. Landry, Iberia, Vermilion and Lafayette parishes. She managed a $2 million budget and expanded to a sixth club site to serve nearly 5,000 youth in the region. Andrade led the expansion into two new regions as well in Lake Charles and next year in Natchitoches.
Christopher K. Ralston, a litigation partner and litigation group coordinator at Phelps Dunbar LLP in New Orleans, has been elected 2021-22 president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation.
Other officers are Vice President Alan G. Brackett, managing member of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett in New Orleans; Treasurer Deidre Deculus Robert, executive counsel for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development in Baton Rouge; and Secretary John C. Davidson of Alexandria, Ninth Judicial District judge in Rapides Parish.
New board members are Dana M. Douglas, Colleen C. Jarrot, Ashley Kelton “Kelly” Longwell and Michael J. Mestayer, all of New Orleans; Stephen I. Dwyer, Metairie; and Adrienne D. White, Mansfield.
Other members of the 2021-22 board are Patricia Bonneau, Mandeville; Guy E. Bradberry, Lake Charles; Charles “Chuck” Bourque Jr., Houma; Edmund J. Giering IV and Harry J. “Skip” Philips Jr., both Baton Rouge; Wendy E.W. Giovingo, Monroe; Julie M. Lafargue and H. Minor Pipes III, both New Orleans; John C. Nickelson, Shreveport; Maggie T. Simar, St. Martinville; Ray S. Steib Jr., Gretna; David E. Verlander III, Monroe; and Zebulon M. Winstead, Alexandria.
Graham H. Ryan, a partner in the New Orleans office of Jones Walker LLP, was installed to chair the Louisiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.
Other officers are Chair-Elect Danielle L. Borel, a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP; Secretary Senae D. Hall, an assistant district attorney in the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office in Shreveport and the human trafficking victims diversion coordinator; Immediate Past Chair Carrie LeBlanc Jones, chief legal officer and general counsel for the Louisiana State Board of Nursing in Baton Rouge.
Members of the council are District 1, Collin R. Melancon, a partner/owner of Mansfield, Melancon, Cranmer & Dick LLC in New Orleans, and Kristen D. Amond, a founding member of Mills & Amond LLP in New Orleans; District 2, Rachal Cox Cassagne, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana in New Orleans, and Rory V. Bellina, an associate in the Metairie office of Chehardy, Sherman, Williams, Murray, Recile, Stakelum & Hayes LLP; District 3, Megan E. Réaux, an associate at Hill & Beyer APLC in Lafayette; District 4, Justin S. Brashear, founder of Brashear Law LLC in Lake Charles; District 5, Loren Shanklin Fleshman, a partner in Smith Shanklin Sosa LLC in Baton Rouge, and Camille E. Walther, a financial adviser with The Walther-duPassage Group at Morgan Stanley in Mandeville; District 6, Joshua J. Dara Jr., an associate at Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues & Rundell APLC, in Alexandria; District 7, Jessica L. Fitts, a family law attorney with Cummins & Fitts LLC in Monroe; District 8, Elizabeth P. “Liza Beth” Grozinger, an assistant attorney general with the Louisiana Department of Justice, based in the Shreveport; At-Large Representative Justin A. Jack, an assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana in Baton Rouge; American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Representative Josef P. Ventulan, staff attorney for Judge Lisa M. Woodruff-White of the Family Court of East Baton Rouge; and Young Lawyer Member/American Bar Association House of Delegates Megan S. Peterson, a partner at Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn LLP in New Orleans.
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