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PAR elects officers and directors for 2010-2011

Donna M. Saurage of Baton Rouge was re-elected chairman of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) Board of Directors at the organization’s annual conference in Baton Rouge on Friday, April 30.

The PAR Board also re-elected R. Hunter Pierson of Pierson Investments in New Orleans as vice chairman. Richard B. Crowell of Crowell & Owens in Alexandria was elected as secretary, and Jacob Giardina of HONIRON Corporation was elected as treasurer.

In addition to officers, the PAR membership elected five new Board members for three-year terms ending in 2013. New members of the Board of Directors are: Sonia Perez, president, AT&T Louisiana, New Orleans; Scott Hensgens, Managing Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, Baton Rouge; John Finan, President and CEO of FMOL Health System, Baton Rouge; Andy Dreher, Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Entergy Louisiana, Baton Rouge; and Virginia Rowan, Civic Leader, New Orleans.

The PAR membership also re-elected eight directors to serve another three-year term ending in 2013. They are: John Maxwell Hamilton, Dean, LSU-Manship School of Mass Communication, Baton Rouge; Michael Madison, President, CLECO Corporation, Pineville; Sean Reilly, COO & President of Outdoor Division, Lamar Corporation, Baton Rouge; Ashton Phelps, Publisher, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans; Duane Cowart, Government Affairs Consultant, The Cowart Group, Baton Rouge; Trey Hill, Manager, Public Affairs, Atmos Energy Corporation, Lafayette; Glenn Kinsey, President, Norman Corporation, Shreveport; and Julian Rodrigue, Sr., attorney, Rodrigue & Rodrigue, Covington.


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