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Gov. Edwards Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

BATON ROUGE —  Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.
Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission
The Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission is responsible for regulating and licensing motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors, dealers and lessors who do business in Louisiana. The Commission is responsible for maintaining the economy, public interests and public welfare as respect to motor vehicles.
Allen O. Krake has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission.
Stephen L. Guidry Jr. has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. Guidry will represent the first motor vehicle district.
Raney J. Redmond of Lafayette has been appointed to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. Redmond will represent the eighth motor vehicle district.
Allen O. Krake of Metairie has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. Krake will serve as Chairman.
Stephen L. Guidry of Mandeville has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission. Guidry will represent the first motor vehicle district.

Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board
The Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board’s mission is to qualify criteria for licensure of auctioneers and auction houses in Louisiana. The criteria of licensure shall contribute to the safety, health, and property of the people of Louisiana during the transfer of property by auction.
Taylor Eichenwald of New Orleans has been appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Eichenwald is currently an auctioneer at New Orleans Auction Galleries and will represent the third Public Service Commission District.
Michael Guinn of Jennings has been appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Guinn is the president of the Guinn Auction Company and will represent the fourth Public Service Commission District.
Jeffrey Henderson of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Henderson works for Henderson Auctions and will represent the second Public Service Commission District.
Charles “Chuck” Hill, Jr., of Prairieville, has been appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Hill is currently the sales manager at Lake Charles Auto Auction and will serve at-large.
Debra Johnson of Keithville has been appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Johnson is the owner of Auctions Unlimited and will represent the fifth Public Service Commission District.
Terrance Lockett of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Lockett is the CEO of Axis Strategies and will serve at-large.
Jacob Warren of Hammond has been appointed to the Louisiana Auctioneers Licensing Board. Warren is the assistant general manager at Louisiana’s 1st Choice Auto Auction and will represent the first Public Service Commission District.

Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole
Serving the citizens of Louisiana through informed decision-making in clemency pursuits, promoting public safety and facilitating successful reentry for offenders.
Kenneth A. Loftin of Coushatta has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole.
Sheryl M. Ranatza of Baton Rouge has been re-appointed Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole.
Alvin A. Roche Jr. of Port Allen has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole. He will serve as a representative of a victim’s rights advocacy organization.
Jimmy Wise of Leesville has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole.
Keith D. Jones of Baton Rouge has been re-appointed to the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole.
Brennan C. Kelsey of Kentwood has been re-appointed to the Committee on Parole.
Pearlie C. Wise of Monroe has been re-appointed to the Committee on Parole.

Louisiana Cemetery Board
The Louisiana Cemetery Board serves to license non-exempt and exempt cemeteries; monitor and review perpetual care and merchandise trust funds through yearly reporting requirements; approve pre-development applications for cemeteries, and conduct on-site examinations (audits) of cemeteries and other entities with perpetual care and merchandise trust funds. The board also investigates consumer complaints and concerns.
Sherri S. Peppo of Metairie has been appointed to the Louisiana Cemetery Board. Peppo will represent the first Public Service Commission District.

State Board of Commerce and Industry
Governed by board members representing major economic groups and gubernatorial appointees, LED’s Board of Commerce & Industry meets bimonthly and advises on applications for tax incentive programs, including Enterprise Zone, Industrial Tax Exemption, Quality Jobs and Restoration Tax Abatement.
Mayor David H. Toups of Addis has been re-appointed to the State Board of Commerce and Industry.
Stuart A. Moss of Sulphur has been appointed to the State Board of Commerce and Industry.
West Feliciana Parish President Kenneth E. Havard of Jackson has been appointed to the State Board of Commerce and Industry.

Early Identification of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants Advisory Council
The Early Identification of Hearing Impaired Infants Advisory Council advises the Office of Public Health on various aspects of the development and implementation of the Early Identification of Hearing Impairment in Infants Law, which includes making recommendations on risk factors for hearing loss, program standards and quality assurance, program integration with community resources, materials for distribution, and program implementation and follow-up.
Brittany Braun of New Orleans has been appointed to the Early Identification of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants Advisory Council by the Superintendent of Education. Braun will represent the Louisiana Department of Education.
Gina N. Easterly of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Early Identification of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants Advisory Council by the Assistant Secretary from the Office of Public Health in the Louisiana Department of Health.
Jana M. Broussard has been Early Identification of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Infants Advisory Council. Broussard will represent the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf.

State Mineral and Energy Board
The State Mineral and Energy Board is responsible for leasing state lands for mineral exploration and development. The board reviews existing mineral leases for proper maintenance, development, and operations; reviews payments pursuant to state leases; and documents agreements affecting state leases, including unitization, compromise, consent letters, and assignments.
Harvey E. White III of Monroe has been appointed to the State Mineral and Energy Board.
Darryl D. Smith of Hammond has been appointed to the State Mineral and Energy Board.

Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission
The Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission’s aim is to advance the State’s cyber ecosystem and position Louisiana as a national leader and preferred location for cyber business, education and research. The 15 member Commission is to identify, prioritize, and mitigate Louisiana’s cyber risk, promote cybersecurity awareness and promoting action including legislative, administrative and regulatory for the security of all Louisiana’s cyber ecosystem and ultimately the enhancement of cybersecurity in Louisiana.
Laura Elizabeth Wilt of New Orleans has been appointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission.
Board of River Port Pilot Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans
The Board of River Port Pilot Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans is dedicated to the basic principles of pilot competency, safety, and performance in balance with the demands of the State’s economic interest.
David Renegar of Gretna has been appointed to the Board of River Port Pilot Commissioners for the Port of New Orleans.
Louisiana Public Defender Board
In pursuit of equal justice, the Louisiana Public Defender Board advocates for clients, supports practitioners and protects the public by continually improving the services guaranteed by the constitutional right to counsel. Through its commitment to performance standards, ethical excellence, data-driven practices and client-centered advocacy, the Louisiana Public Defender Board oversees the delivery of high-quality legal services affecting adults, children and families, and supports community well-being across Louisiana.
Howard “Lyn” Lawrence of Shreveport has been appointed to the Louisiana Public Defender Board. Lawrence will represent the second Appellate Court District.
Louisiana Board for Hearing Aid Dealers
The Louisiana Board for Hearing Aid Dealers mission is to provide for examination and licensing of persons who test hearing while engaged in the selling and fitting of hearing aids, to provide for the regulation of and selling and fitting of hearings to the public, and to provide penalties for punishment for violations of Act 1968, No. 302.
Jeremy Stroud of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Board for Hearing Aid Dealers. Stroud was nominated by the Louisiana Society of Hearing Aid Specialists. He will represent Hearing Aid Dealer District five.
Jerri Jenelle Sharp of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Board for Hearing Aid Dealers. Sharp was nominated by the Louisiana Society of Hearing Aid Specialists. She will represent Hearing Aid Dealer District two.
Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges
The Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges severs as the management board for Louisiana’s public two-year institutions. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of the state’s citizens through education programs offered through their colleges.
Alterman L. Jackson of Lafayette has been appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. Jackson will represent the third Congressional District and has significant experience in vocational education.
Roman Hardy of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges. Hardy is the Vice President of USGC Manufacturing and will serve at-large.
Louisiana State Board of Dentistry
The mission of the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry is to protect the public by regulating the professions of dentistry and dental hygiene in Louisiana in accordance with the Dental Practice Act.
Dr. Glenn Appleton of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry. Appleton will represent the eighth Dental Board District.

Louisiana Executive Board on Aging
The Louisiana Executive Board on Aging (LEBA) is an organized board that consists of appointed members from the Governor and the Louisiana Legislature. The LEBA board functions as an entity to advise, report and recommend matters of relevance to the elderly of Louisiana.
Harold Ritchie of Franklinton has been appointed to the Louisiana Executive Board On Aging. Ritchie has been appointed chair and will represent the first Public Service Commission District.

Judiciary Commission
The Judiciary Commission of Louisiana was created in 1968 by an amendment to the Louisiana Constitution of 1921 and continues in existence by Article 5, Section 25 of the 1974 Constitution. The members of the Judiciary Commission serve as an extension of the eyes and ears of the Justices of the Louisiana Supreme Court. They are the independent and preliminary “fact finders.” They conduct inquiries and investigations into alleged violations of the ethical rules for state judicial officers contained in Article 5, Section 25 of the Constitution or the Louisiana Code of Judicial Conduct to determine whether to recommend to the Supreme Court that a judicial officer be publicly disciplined.
Christopher Ieyoub, Esq. of Lake Charles has been selected by the Conference of Court of Appeals to serve on the Judiciary Commission.
VaRhonda Burrell, Esq. of Monroe has been appointed by the Louisiana Conference of Court of Appeal Judges to serve on the Judiciary Commission.

Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission
The Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission promotes the goals and objectives of the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism and advises the department and its Secretary on matters relating to antiquities, archaeology, and other cultural resources. The Commission also approves permits for excavations on state lands.
Kathleen Bergeron of Lafayette has been appointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. Bergeron is the archivist for the United Houma Nation and will serve at-large.
Thurston Hahn III of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. Hahn is an archaeologist at Coastal Environments and will serve at-large.
Kathe Hambrick of Gonzales has been appointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. Hambrick is the executive director of the River Road African American Museum and will serve at-large.
Heather McKillop, Ph.D., of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. McKillop is a professor at LSU in the Department of Geography and Anthropology.
Mark Rees, Ph.D., of Lafayette has been appointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. Rees is a professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a member of the Louisiana Archaeology Survey.
George M. Riser, Jr., M.D. of Covington has been appointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. Riser is a vocational archaeologist and will serve as Vice-Chair.
Kimberly Walden of Jeanerette has been appointed to the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission. Walden will serve at-large.