directors Mark Ripple and Tracy Lea have retired EskewDumezRipple.
Ripple joined the architecture firm’s staff in 1989, while Lea had been in the business for 30 years.
The Council of Young Leaders has appointed its Board of Directors for 2023.
The executive board will be led by the president Patrick Hernandez, from Propeller. Andrew Koehler, from Intralox, will serve as past president, with Graham Williams, from Sternberg, Naccari and White, acting as the newly elected president
Two new board members will join the board: Samuel Cook, from New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, will serve as Vice President of Community Engagement and Evan Nicoll, from Nicoll’s Limousine & Shuttle Service, will serve as vice president of development. Filling the ranks of the executive board are Josie Delaune, from smoothstack, as Vice President of Leadership; Blake Eckert, from Eagle Industries, as Vice President for Communications; Gavin Pitre, from Elevate brands, as treasurer; and Erica Sensenbrenner, from Adams and Reese, as general counsel.
The council welcomes eight new members to the main committee: Joshua Bartholomew, from Nissan; Jasmine Brown, from Green project; Drew Chapman, from Bourgeois Bennett; Elizabeth Eumont, from Propeller; Taylor Jackson, from New Orleans Mayor’s Office; Nick LaCour, from Capital of Stonehenge; Margaret Martin, from Tulane University Police Department; and Katie Neeb, from Intralox.
Return as main board members Stephen Sewell, from Tetra Tech; Kristie Kaaa-O’Brien, from Extreme networks; Katherine Hammer, from Ochsner Health Therapy & Wellness; Liz Waller, from Accounting; Damon Carraby, from Teach For America; Morgan England, from Flock; Ryan Estaris, from First medical clinic; and Lauren Michelle, from Tulane University.
Emily Hickman he joined Stone piggery Walther Wittmann as an associate in his office in New Orleans.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from LSU and graduated cum laude from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert School of Law. Hickman served as senior editor of the Louisiana Law Review and clerked for U.S. District Judge David C. Joseph of Lafayette.
R. Chauvin Kean was chosen as a partner with Kean Miller.
Kean works in the energy and marine litigation group in the firm’s New Orleans office.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Millsaps College, a master’s degree in business from the Else School of Management at Millsaps College, and a law degree, cum laude, from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Kean was editor-in-chief of the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law and participated in the Loyola Moot Court Program.
Dawn Laborie was promoted to shareholder with LaPorte CPAs and Business Advisors.
Laborie is a Director in Audit and Assurance Services and Co-CEO of the Nonprofit Industry Group. She started working with LaPorte in 2000.
Ben Jumonville was chosen as a partner with Kean Miller.
Jumonville works in the business and corporate group of the firm’s Baton Rouge office.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in international trade and finance from LSU and a law degree from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He was a senior contributor to the Louisiana Law Review.
John DeArmond he joined Stirlingcommercial real estate team as a consultant, working out of the firm’s Baton Rouge office.
Prior to joining Stirling, DeArmond established car wash locations in Gonzales and Prairieville. After five years in business, he helped sell both properties.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from LSU.