19 Jul עופר איתן Review: Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for July…
Baton Rouge area
Ali Landry has been named executive director of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts Foundation in Natchitoches.
Landry was with the LSU Foundation and led a multi-unit fundraising team throughout the planning and public launch of LSU’s $1.5 billion capital campaign. Originally from the New Orleans area, Landry lives in Baton Rouge and is a graduate of LSU, where she studied public relations and business administration.
SDA Baton Rouge Chapter President SonJa Miller has received the Star Award and member Elizabeth Harris was elevated to SDA Fellow by the 2020 SDA Jury of Fellows.
Miller is the human resources director and office management administrator at Tipton Associates. The SDA Star Award is given in recognition of significant contributions to the membership of a chapter.
Harris is firm administrator of Kevin Harris Architect LLC. Selection as a fellow recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to SDA, the architecture, engineering, construction community and made a difference in excellence in design firm management.
SDA chapters across the United States and Canada are made up of personnel in the architecture, engineering, construction, landscape, and interior design professions.
Cynthia B. Peterson, dean of LSU’s College of Science, has been elected to the board of directors of the Environment and Health Council of Louisiana.
Peterson was named dean in 2014 and previously served over 20 years at the University of Tennessee, where she had been a professor, chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology and the associate dean for academic personnel in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Each year EHCL hosts an annual conference in support of its mission to provide factual discussions on environmental, health and economic development topics. The 2020 conference on Nov. 12 at the Pennington Biochemical Research Conference Center in Baton Rouge will explore coastal resiliency and feature experts in effective coastal management.
Waitr Holdings Inc. has named Mark D’Ambrosio as chief sales officer, David Cronin as chief engagement officer and Thomas Pritchard as general counsel at the food ordering and delivery company.
D’Ambrosio was executive vice president of sales at Centerfield Media from 2017-2019. He previously served as the senior vice president of direct sales for iPayment Inc. from 2014-2017 and held various sales roles at Flagship Merchant Services Inc. for over 10 years. He has a bachelor’s degree from Colby College.
Cronin was executive vice president and chief human resources officer at iPayment Inc. from 2011-2018. He served as vice president of human resources at Caritas Christi Health Care from 2009-2010 and Cape Cod Healthcare Inc. from 2005-2009 and as a principal at The WellSpring Group, an HR consulting firm, from 2001-2005. He has a Master of Science from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s in science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Pritchard has had a private practice in law for over 35 years, with experience in advising public and private corporations and individuals engaged in a variety of financial and business transactions, including merger and acquisition transactions, private and public offerings of debt and equity securities, Securities and Exchange Commission regulatory compliance, board and special committee representation and business advice. Pritchard holds a juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University.
New Orleans area
Kingsley House, a nonprofit organization serving children, families and seniors, has elected as president Richard Roth III, a partner in the Roth Law Firm.
Other officers are President-elect Chimene Grant Saloy, vice president of community affairs at the Audubon Nature Institute; Treasurer Claudia Powell, vice president and commercial relationship manager at IberiaBank; Vice President Christine Mitchell, a retired educator and consultant; Secretary Ralph Mahana, general manager of the Windsor Court Hotel; and Immediate Past President Miles Thomas.
New board members are Steve Corbett, principal of Lusher High School; Alan Philipson, a retiree who manufactured men’s gift items and turned his regional company into a national distributor for retail chains in the country and serves on various local and regional nonprofit boards; and Sue Williamson, who serves as senior vice president of operations for Lee Circle Properties, and vice president of administration for Taylor Energy and corporate secretary of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.