Justin Swim promoted to member stone pig Has been working as an assistant since joining the company in 2015.
Swaim is a commercial litigation attorney specializing in energy regulation and utilities and appellate law.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Southeast Louisiana and graduated cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Swaim has served on the Loyola Law Review committee and has been recognized for numerous accomplishments, including the Loyola Law Review Warren E. Mouledoux Editor-in-Chief Award and the Professional Responsibility Award.
Matthew S. Chester elected member beck donelsonboard of directors.
Chester is a shareholder in the company’s New Orleans office and chairs the government’s enforcement and investigations team.
He has more than 20 years of legal experience in the private sector and the US Department of Justice. Prior to joining the firm, Chester served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in New Orleans.
He is an honor graduate of Tulane University School of Law.
Brian Briggs retired louisiana farm bureau mutual insurance company 36 years later.
Briggs has served as Executive Vice President and State Manager since March 2010. Under his leadership, Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance’s AM Best rating improved from a B+ to an A. Ratings improved despite severe hurricanes causing billions of dollars worth of damage to Louisiana properties. Biggs also helped find a site for the Louisiana Farm Bureau’s new offices. He was actively involved in the design and construction of the building, which opened in August.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from what was then Southwestern Louisiana University.
Brian Budinger Promoted to Vice President, responsible for technical projects Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Badinger joined Blue Cross in 2001. He will be responsible for developing, overseeing and ensuring the successful completion of large strategic cross-company initiatives.
He most recently served as director of corporate strategic initiatives for Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Louisiana.
He received his BA from Southeastern Louisiana University.
J. Christopher Dipper Jr. already joined Gene Miller Served as special advisor to the firm’s downtown Baton Rouge office.
Dippel focuses on white collar criminal defense, government investigations, internal investigations of businesses and organizations, and litigation. His experience includes 10 years as a U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, including as Deputy Criminal Chief.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his law degree from the Paul A. Herbert Law Center at Louisiana State University. Dippel served as a law clerk to Judge Jay C. Zainey for the U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Evan Scroggs Will lead new Baton Rouge office Lee Law Firm.
Lee & Associates is North America’s largest broker-owned commercial real estate firm.
The Baton Rouge office will specialize in industrial, office, land and retail brokerage, with plans to build a team to grow its capabilities in South Louisiana.
Scroggs has over 13 years experience in office and industrial sales. He was previously a senior consultant at NAI/Latter & Blum.
emergency lawThe management consultancy has appointed three new managing directors.
Nicky Godfrey Been with the firm since 2020 as a strategic advisor to various high profile clients. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education, communications, and leadership development.
robin stiles Been with the company since 2018. She has an extensive background in public policy, research, data analysis and organizational evaluation. She managed the firm’s qualitative and quantitative research programs and was instrumental in implementing multiple large-scale, multi-year organizational assessments and strategic planning efforts for clients such as North Carolina State University, Kansas State University, and Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance missing role.
Therese Walker Has been with the company since 2018 as a multifaceted consultant. She has developed public relations, crisis communications, and outreach strategies for some of the firm’s most complex projects. Additionally, Walker manages the Emergent Method’s creative and web development service lines.
Emergent Method also announced the following employee promotions:
judge dwayne to the manager
anne landry to the manager
Curtis McKinnity to the manager
Sonia Murray-Wade to the manager
Twila Arrington to senior advisor
Keesler Morrison to senior advisor
taylor sterling to senior advisor
Clarissa Walton to senior advisor
Shannon McNemar to Senior Assistant.
Dr Aaron DeWitt has been appointed Chief Medical Officer Baton Rouge General’s Midtown Campus.
DeWitt has been with BRG since 2017 as a resident. He has held various leadership positions, including faculty member of the BRG Internal Medicine Residency Program, medical director of the BRG Skilled Nursing Division, and medical director of local assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
He has a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Mississippi College and a medical degree from American University of the Caribbean. DeWitt completed his internal medicine residency training at Baton Rouge General.
Lou Patalano Has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Patalano succeeds Michele Calandro who announced his retirement after more than 30 years at Blue Cross. Calandro will continue as executive vice president and special advisor to the CEO until his retirement on March 31.
Patalano has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of settings in the healthcare industry, including private practice, payer, provider, and government. Patalano most recently served as counsel to the healthcare practice group of K&L Gates, a fully integrated global law firm with nearly 2,000 attorneys on five continents.
He also served as Chief Legal Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Sentara Healthcare and Optima Health, Virginia-based large integrated delivery networks, and Deputy General Counsel and Vice President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield in North Carolina.