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New Orleans area

Danos in Gray has promoted Brady Hebert to shelf operations manager for the Gulf of Mexico and Mark Theriot to competency assurance and training manager.

Hebert began his career with Danos in 2002 as a production operator, an entry-level field position, and in 2010 transitioned to a staff position as an account manager then lead senior account manager. He is a native and resident of Kaplan. Theriot joined Danos in 2014 as a production specialist. He has over 23 years of oil and gas experience, serving most of his career as a production operator. Before joining Danos, Theriot worked as an inspector for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement for three years. He is a native of Bourg and resident of Thibodaux.

Baton Rouge area

Jeffrey “Jeff” M. Mohr, president of Lewis Mohr Real Estate and Insurance Agency in Baton Rouge, has been elected chairman of the LSU Alumni Association board of directors.

Bart B. Schmolke, a financial adviser with Financial Solutions Group in Alexandria, was named chairman-elect.

Six new members were elected to the board: Michael B. Bethea, of Covington, chief executive officer of Offshore Technical ComplianceDr. Corey G. Foster, senior partner at Imperial Health Cardiovascular Specialists of Lake Charles; R. Scott Jenkins, a partner at Jones Walker in New Orleans; James “Jimmy” D. Gosslee, chairman of Coldwell Banker Gosslee and president of Gosslee & Associates Inc. in Shreveport; Cassandra M. Chandler, president and CEO of Chandler Consulting Group in West End, North Carolina; and G. Archer Frierson III, director of brokerage and leasing at Vintage Realty Co. in Shreveport.

Reelected were David B. Braddock, co-founder, CEO and managing partner of Broad Oak Energy Inc. in Coppell, Texas; Mario J. Garner, president of CHI St. Luke’s The Vintage Hospital in Spring, Texas; Schmolke; and Stanley “Stan” L. Williams, director of sales at Western US at HeartFlow Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas.

Wood has appointed Bryan Knost as vice president of operations for its downstream and chemicals business in the Americas, responsible for growing its Baton Rouge office and expanding the company’s presence in Louisiana and regionally.

Knost was with Jacobs Field Services, where he spent 21 years working in various disciplines, including field supervision, human resources, project controls and quality, progressing to general manager of its southeast region in the U.S. Knost has 30 years of experience in industrial construction, maintenance and super fund environmental projects, working across southern states, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina.

Around Louisiana

Baker Donelson has appointed Christopher Vitenas to serve as pro bono committee chairman for its Baton Rouge office and Katie L. Dysart as chairwoman and Nyka M. Scott as vice chairwoman of the New Orleans pro bono committee. 

Vitenas is a litigation associate and works on a variety of commercial matters. He is graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU and the E.J. Ourso School of Business, with a master’s degree in finance. 

Dysart is a shareholder in the New Orleans office and commercial litigator. She is a graduate of Loyola University School of Law. Scott advises clients on legal and policy matters in the disaster recovery, energy and maritime industries, as well as providing public policy advice. Scott is a graduate of the Loyola University School of Law, where she received a certificate in international law. She holds an MBA from the University of New Orleans.


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