Meet our Executive Advisory Board

Our Executive Advisory Board is a vital part of the College of Business.  They provide input to our curriculum on the ever- changing needs of business and industry, as well as help formulate our mission and implement the College’s long term goals.   In return,  our students are then positioned to successfully meet workforce development needs as well-educated, responsible and engaged business professionals.

Damon Baldone,  Attorney at Law
Damon J Baldone and Associates

Chris Bollinger,  Executive Vice President
Bollinger Shipyards

Toby Brady,  President
LA Capitol Group

Vicki Romero Briggs,  Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
St. Vincent’s Health Systems

James J. Buquet III,  President
Buquet Distributing Co.

Otto Candies III,  Secretary/Treasurer
Otto Candies, LLC

Minor A. “Tony” Cheramie III,  Vice President
L&M BOTRUC Rental Inc.

Kirt Chouest,  General Manager
Edison Chouest Offshore

Robert Clemons,  VP/COO
Seacor Marine LLC

Kurt Crosby, CEO
Crosby Tugs LLC

Lori Davis, President
Rig-Chem, Inc.

Gordon Dove, President
Vacco

Steven Dugal, Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual of Louisiana

Dean Falgoust, Vice President & General Counsel
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc

L. J. Folse,  Vice Chairman of the Board
Coastal Commerce Bank

Mark Folse,  President & CEO
Coastal Commerce Bank

Jude Guidry, Agent
State Farm Insurance

Marguerite Knight,  Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

Vic Lafont,  Executive Director
South Louisiana Economic Council

Jerry Ledet,  President/CEO
Synergy Bank

Kirk Meche,  President & CEO
Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.

Barry Melancon, President & CEO
AICPA

Scott Melancon, Vice President,
The First National Bank of Jeanerette

Robert Naquin, Area President
Capital One, N.A.

Lee Orgeron, President
Montco

Bill Riviere, Partner
Phelps Dunbar LLP

Kenneth Smith,  President & CEO
T Baker Smith, LLC

Greg Stock, CEO
Thibodaux Regional Medical Center

Charles Theriot, Principal
Charles Theriot CPAs