New Orleans

Michael J. Brown has been appointed the board of directors for Red River Bank.

Brown has more than 30 years in the financial services industry, including serving as chief operating officer of IberiaBank from 1999 until it was acquired by First Horizon Bank in 2020.

Brown has served on the board of Amerisafe, a DeRidder-based workers compensation insurance company, since 2014.


Anthony Barrois has been hired as terminal manager at the flagship operations facility for NOLA Terminal.

Barrois has 33 years of experience on the lower Mississippi River in import/export terminal operations and full-service barge fleeting. He started out as an operator, dock foreman and traffic dispatcher for United Bulk Terminals, then later served as as a terminal manager for Continental Cement and a terminal manager/facility security officer for Cooper Consolidated.


Brock Pellerin has been promoted to vice president of Pellerin Milnor Corp.

Pellerin started working with the company in 2006 as a member of the application engineering department. In 2013, he was promoted to regional sales manager for the laundry equipment manufacturer.


Jay Driggers has been hired as director of laboratory services for Lakeview Hospital.

Driggers was most recently laboratory operations manager for North Oaks Health System.

He earned a bachelor's from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.


Danielle Manzella has been promoted to chief retail banking officer and executive vice president of Resource Bank.

Manzella has 21 years of experience in the banking industry, including the past nine with Resource Bank. She previously served as operations assistant manager, then business and branch services director.

She earned a bachelor's in communications, with a minor in marketing, from Southeastern Louisiana University.


Matt Woolf has been named chair of the complex litigation and class actions group of Baker Donelson.

Woolf, a shareholder in the New Orleans office, previously chaired Baker Donelson's business litigation group. He concentrates his practice on commercial disputes and insurance defense.

He earned an bachelor's from Duke University and a law degree from Tulane University, where he served as managing editor of the Tulane Law Review.

Baton Rouge

Jody Hanet?is set to retire in April after 11 years as executive director of?Kids' Orchestra.

More than 6,500 children have participated in Kids' Orchestra, the only after-school music program in Baton Rouge. Seventeen schools participate in the program, including some in Ascension and Lafayette parishes.


Dr. Jeffery Keller?of?Pennington Biomedical Research Center,?has been named principal investigator to oversee Answer ALS’ open access data repository, Neuromine.

Keller is director of Pennington’s Institute for Dementia Research and Prevention and a professor of aging and neurodegeneration.

Answer ALS was founded in 2014, resulting from a summit lead by Team Gleason when Steve Gleason challenged the research community to develop a business plan to bring an end to ALS. Comprised of eight ALS clinics, dozens of institutions, tech industry leaders and with the participation of more than 1,000 people living with ALS, Answer ALS created a comprehensive and open access data repository, freely available and featuring associated biological samples.


Mila Sexton?has been named director of philanthropic initiatives for the?Baton Rouge Community College Foundation.

Sexton has spent nearly 40 years working in the nonprofit sector, raising more than $44 million for education and health care. She spent nearly 22 years with LSU’s College of Human Sciences and Education, serving the chief advancement officer for the University Laboratory School Foundation.


Dr. Mary Raven?has been elected to a three-year term as chief of staff for?Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center.

Raven has been a member of the palliative care team at Our Lady of the Lake since 2010.

She earned an undergraduate degree from LSU and a medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Raven completed her residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center, where she was selected as chief resident.