Ken Culpepper has been hired as director of regulatory affairs for Cox Communications systems in Louisiana and Florida, including the Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans markets. Culpepper has 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry from AT&T/BellSouth, where he held a series of management roles in the regulatory arena. He will be based in Baton Rouge.
John L. Crain has been named president of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Crain, a 22-year SLU veteran, is a tenured faculty member who has served as faculty senate president, head of the accounting department, provost and vice president for academic affairs and, most recently, interim president. He will oversee the state’s third-largest university, which has more than 15,000 students and a $124 million budget.
Food and beverage
Frankie Savoy has been named general manager at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Savoy is a sommelier who has extensive wine training, including at the parent company’s New York restaurant. He had been working under former general manager Leo Verde, who was chosen to run the company’s flagship restaurant, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse in Dallas.
Michelle Capone has been named manager of Baton Rouge General’s medical staff services. Capone previously worked for Advanced Surgical Care of Baton Rouge and Surgical Specialty Center. She is a certified provider credentialing specialist and a member of the National Association of Medical Staff Services.
Richard G. Fishman has been promoted to vice president, treasurer and chief tax counsel for Albemarle Corporation. Fishman previously served as vice president, tax and chief tax counsel. He will have added responsibility for the company’s global treasury strategy, including cash management, financial risk management and foreign exchange and credit oversight.
Riley Winchester has been made a shareholder in Ross & Yerger insurance agency. In 2007, Winchester was instrumental in opening the agency’s Baton Rouge office, where he continues to serve clients in Louisiana and south Mississippi.
Klein W. Kirby has been named chairman of A. Wilbert’s Sons in Plaquemine. Kirby previously served as the land holding and land management firm’s vice president. He also worked as a senior engineer with Williams Olefins in Geismar.
Christopher Reid has joined Interstate Electronic Systems as an audio, visual and security expert. Reid will help expand the company’s work in the Capital Region. He has experience in developing custom, high-end security systems.