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PAR Elects Officers For 2003-2004

PAR Elects Officers For 2003-2004

Posted: 04/07/2003

EDITOR’S NOTE: PLEASE FIND ATTACHED A LIST OF THE 2003-2004 PAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS. YOU MAY WANT TO HIGHLIGHT PEOPLE FROM YOUR COMMUNITY.

George Nelson, Jr., President/CEO of Louisiana Companies, Inc., was elected chairman of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) Board of Directors at the organization=s annual conference in Baton Rouge on Friday, April 4. Before assuming the chairmanship of PAR, Nelson served the organization in a number of volunteer leadership roles over the years including the last two as vice chairman.

The PAR Board also elected and Dr. James Peltier of Thibodaux, as vice chairman. David Eustis, Vice President of the Whitney National Bank in New Orleans was elected as secretary. Donna M. Sauarge of Baton Rouge was elected as treasurer.

In addition to the officers, the membership also elected four new members to serve three-year terms on the PAR Board of Directors. Newly-elected members include: Richard B. “Dick” Crowell, Attorney-at-Law with Crowell & Owens, Alexandria; John F. Jones, Vice President of Federal Government Relations, CenturyTel, Inc., Monroe; Mel Lagarde, President and CEO of the Delta Division of HCA-The Healthcare Company, New Orleans; and Robert M. “Rob” Stuart, Baton Rouge Area President, Hibernia National Bank.

Re-elected members of the Board of Directors include: Harry J. Blumenthal, Jr., President of Blumenthal Print Works, New Orleans ; George Crain, Sr. of Lafayette; Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, Partner in Adams and Reese, Baton Rouge; Ann Knapp, Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch of Lake Charles; George McInnis, Chairman of the Board, McInnis Construction Company, Minden; R. Hunter Pierson, President of Pierson Investments, New Orleans; and Mark Segura, Senior Vice President of CLECO Corporation, Pineville.

For More Information Contact:
Jim Brandt or Susan Mintz Kantrow
225 926-8414 (ext. 21 or 17)

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