The St. Tammany Parish Tourist and Convention Commission won an international gold award from the North American Travel Journalists Association.
The tourism commission was honored in the category of best visitors’ guide for the fall/winter 2022 edition of Explore the Northshore. The commission won a bronze award in 2020 for an earlier issue of Explore the Northshore.
Rose Hudson, Michael Jackson, Matt Lee and Stanton McNeely have been selected as members of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development.
Hudson is the president/CEO of the Louisiana Lottery Corp. She was with the lottery when it started in 1991, then moved to the Louisiana Department of Social Services and the Louisiana Department of Education. Hudson returned to the lottery corporation in 2000 and became president in 2006.
She earned a bachelor’s in urban studies and public policy from Dillard University and a master’s in public administration with a specialization in human resource management from LSU.
Jackson is the chief diversity officer for Bernhard Capital Partners. Jackson was an attorney for 25 years before joining Bernhard Capital, most recently serving as general counsel for CareSouth Medical & Dental Health Center. He served in the Legislature from 2000 to 2012.
He earned a bachelor’s from Southern University and a law degree from Southern University Law Center.
Lee is the interim vice president for agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture at LSU. He has spent nearly 19 years at LSU and held various leadership positions at the university, including senior associate vice president for research, vice provost for academic programs and interim executive vice president and provost.
He earned a master’s and a doctorate in sociology from LSU and is a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University.
McNeely is the president of the University of Holy Cross. He has been with Holy Cross for more than 17 years, serving in roles from business professor to vice president of institutional advancement.
He earned a bachelor’s in accounting from Holy Cross, a master’s in business administration in management and marketing from Loyola University New Orleans and a doctorate in education from Northcentral University.
Jacqueline Pierre and Richard Rodriguez have joined the board of the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter.
Pierre is manager of La Madeleine in Elmwood.
Rodriguez is a vice president and financial adviser at Captrust.
The New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter is the largest shelter for homeless women and children in the metro area.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport received three 2023 Airport Experience Awards, which recognize excellence in airport concessions throughout North America.
In the medium and small airports division, the New Orleans airport took home awards for best overall concessions program, best program design and best local-inspired restaurant for Emeril’s Table.
Dr. Deryk Jones was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association.
He will serve as the greater New Orleans representative for a two-year term. Jones serves as the head of the Ochsner Sports Medicine Institute.
He earned a bachelor’s in biology and philosophy from Emory University, where he was also a member of the soccer team, and earned a medical degree from Stanford University. Jones completed a chiefship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He is clinical assistant professor at Tulane University Medical School and a full professor at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its fifth annual Top Performers publication, which lists its contractor members that build the country’s most enduring, innovative, high-quality construction projects.
Turner Industries Group, of Baton Rouge, was ranked as the 2023 top performer by work hours, followed by Brown & Root Industrial Services, of Baton Rouge. Performance Contractors of Baton Rouge ranked fifth.
Turner Industries was named the top 2023 general contractor and the best performing contractor in the industrial market sector.
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