Susan Trapnell has been named interim director of the Manship Theatre. Trapnell joined Arts Consulting Group in June after more than 30 years in performing arts management. She has led several performing arts organizations, including Seattle’s arts funding department. She was managing director of Seattle’s ACT Theatre, where she worked for 22 years.
Beau Wolfe joined MAPP Construction as a business developer responsible for the industrial and petrochemical sector. Wolfe will work in the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices. He previously served as the director of marketing for a civil engineering firm in Baton Rouge.
Sammie Robinson has been named controller for MAPP Construction. Robinson previously served as accounting manager of the commercial properties division at Security National. She is a CPA with 13 years’ experience and will oversee the accounting department at MAPP.
Camille Guillot has been appointed tax manager in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana’s finance department. Guillot previously served in the same capacity for Lamar Advertising. In her new role, she will manage and direct the tax research and planning activities of finance personnel and consultants.
Thomas Kim has been named medical director of medical policy in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana’s medical management department. Kim previously served as vice president and CMO for Family HealthCare Network in Visalia, Calif., where he provided oversight for five medical directors and more than 90 providers who delivered primary care and outpatient services to the underserved population.
Jennifer Pinkins has been appointed manager of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana’s individual membership maintenance and billing departments. In her new role, Pinkins will direct and coordinate operational activities to keep policies and procedures current. She has more than 23 years’ experience in the health insurance industry and previously served as business analyst and product implementation specialist for Humana.
Milan Shah has been named vice president for business development at Albemarle Corporation. Shah will develop external opportunities for the company to increase its revenues. He previously served as a senior investment banker in Deutsche Bank Securities’ Chemicals Investment Banking group at the firm’s Chicago, New York and London offices.
Thomas LaPorte of Wright & Percy Insurance Agency has been promoted to vice president of marketing. LaPorte has been with the firm since 1995 and previously served as a property and casualty producer specializing in construction contracting and professional liability insurance for oral surgeons. He has more than 25 years’ experience in commercial property and casualty insurance.
Cindy M. Amedee has joined Taylor Porter as an associate. Amedee’s areas of practice include general tort litigation, insurance litigation, medical malpractice and health care. She is a 2008 graduate of Southern University Law Center’s Evening Division.
Katia Desrouleaux has joined Taylor Porter as an associate. Desrouleaux’s practice areas include commercial transactions and general tort litigation. She earned her juris doctorate from the Southern University Law Center in 2008.
Wesley P. Hebert has joined Taylor Porter as an associate. Hebert’s practice focuses in workers’ compensation. He received his juris doctorate and his bachelor’s in civil law from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2008.
Michael Busada has joined Adams and Reese as an associate in the litigation practice group. Busada earned his juris doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 2008.
Renee Chabert Crasto has joined Adams and Reese as an associate in the special business services practice group. Crasto earned her juris doctorate from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 2008.
Afi C. Patterson has joined Adams and Reese as an associate in the special business services practice group. Patterson earned her juris doctorate from Southern University Law Center in 2008.
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