Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business – American Press

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business – American Press
Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business – American Press

Names in the News: People shaping the future of Lake Area business

Published 8:21 am Sunday, November 12, 2023

Corder named podcast co-host
This week marks a brand new chapter for “Louisiana’s Playground.” The Visit Lake Charles podcast highlighting all issues Southwest Louisiana has named KPLC-TV Anchor and Assistant News Director Jillian Corder as its new host.
Corder will be part of VLC Director of Content/Video Marketing Brady Renard for the bi-weekly present, which celebrates the area’s vibrant tradition and hidden gems. The co-hosts are married and can purpose to convey that chemistry to the podcast.
Corder, an award-profitable journalist, has greater than a decade of TV information expertise overlaying numerous native tales and occasions whereas constructing a powerful reference to the group.   
Nicholas given Seymour Award
McNeese State University dean of scholar affairs Kedrick Nicholas was awarded the Dan Seymour Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Affairs at the forty eighth annual Louisiana Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators Conference in Baton Rouge.
The LACUSPA Conference presents a number of awards to acknowledge people all through the state with extraordinary achievement and prime quality of work.
The Dan Seymour Award is awarded to present professionals with no less than 5 years of steady LACUSPA membership who’ve made excellent or distinctive contributions to Student Affairs.
Nicholas served as the president of the LACUSPA and has most just lately served in the position of fast previous president. Nicholas can also be a previous recipient of the LACUSPA Mid-Manager of the Year Award.
Landry names recommendation panelists
Louisiana Gov.-elect Jeff Landry will get recommendation from 14 committees comprised of influential business figures, a Democratic district lawyer and the incoming Republican insurance coverage commissioner, amongst others.
Three Southwest Louisiana individuals have been named to some these panels, which can advise the governor-elect on points together with coastal restoration, crime, insurance coverage and training.
Landry stated every chief was picked as a result of they’ve “actual-life expertise’’ in their fields.
Local panelists and the committee they’ll serve on:
l Energy, Chemical and Maritime Industry: Gray Stream, CEO of CKX Industries, a Lake Charles-area firm that earns oil and fuel, timber and mineral-associated royalties on land it leases or owns
l Okay-12 Education: Rebecca Boniol, vice chairman of the Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation.
l Workforce Development and Higher Education: Lee Mallett, a decade-lengthy member of the LSU Board of Supervisors, business proprietor and board member of State Licensing Board for Contractors.
Dickson named assistant department supervisor
CSE Federal Credit Union is comfortable to announce Jocelyn Dickson as its new assistant department supervisor in Sulphur.
Dickson was named to the position in July 2023. She brings 12 years of monetary business expertise to the credit score union — 9 of that are in administration.
Dickson earned a bachelor’s diploma in journalism public relations with a minor in hospitality administration tourism at Northwestern University. She labored for the American Cancer Society for over a yr as group growth supervisor overseeing occasions for the Calcasieu, Cameron, Beauregard and Jeff Davis parishes.
Chamber SW La. acknowledged
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry has named Chamber Southwest Louisiana the Economic Development Partner of the Year.
The award acknowledges distinctive management by an financial growth or business group.
The award was introduced Thursday, throughout the 2023 Free Enterprise Awards: Business and Boots, introduced by b1BANK.
Sowela school, employees honored
Two employees and two school members at Sowela Technical Community College have been honored for his or her service and dedication at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System’s annual convention in September in New Orleans.
This yr’s honorees embody Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Management Adam Reed, Business Assistant Professor Wendy Sonnier, Data and Reporting Specialist Laura Wilkins and retired Executive Director of Facilities Planning and Management David Darbone.
Reed’s friends stated he goes above and past for the school in serving the school, employees and college students. When there’s a want, Reed fastidiously weighs choices, considers security and implements with excellence. He collaborates with staff members, reviewing methods to enhance amenities on campus for everybody, and does this in a really passionate and motivational method.
Sonnier persistently helps her college students, brainstorming methods to enhance educational methods, educate new instructors about expertise and share supplies to assist others with classroom administration. She served as the Louisiana Association of Business Educators president this previous yr and carried out a nicely-organized and helpful convention. Sonnier labored carefully with different business school members to develop a cross-curricula evaluation between HR and Business Communication college students to assist each perceive all components of the hiring course of.
Wilkins is element-oriented and educated in report growth, going out of her approach to discover the appropriate data promptly. She seems to be for methods to streamline processes and is a staff participant.   
Darbone was instrumental in transitioning the Jennings and Oakdale campuses, renovating, repairing and equipping each websites with the expertise and security gear crucial to make sure scholar success. He was additionally an integral half of the Executive Leadership Team. He labored carefully with every member to make sure that their division had the instruments, sources and amenities to attain the instructional mission of the College. Darbone was additionally one of the first people to return to campus after Hurricane Laura.
LNHA honors space care giver
The Louisiana Nursing Home Association has named Bernadette Francis of Landmark of Lake Charles the Region 6 CNA of the Year by Region:
Each yr at the LNHA Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans, the LNHA acknowledges and honors the selfless people who set the normal for high quality lengthy-time period care in our state. These excellent employees and volunteers make a distinction in the lives of nursing facility residents whereas striving to enhance their high quality of life each day.

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