Baton Rouge –
Mark Juneau III has recently been hired as the vice president of commercial finance at JD Bank’s loan and deposit production office. With over 25 years of experience in banking, Juneau has been working in the Rouge market since 2009. Prior to joining JD Bank, he served as the vice president of commercial finance. Additionally, he holds degrees from the University of Southeastern Louisiana and completed his ABA Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University. Notably, Juneau is also a veteran of Afghanistan.
In Baton Rouge, Brandi Chambless has joined Stirling as an advisor in their office. Chambless obtained her paralegal certification from LSU Paralegal School, her bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and her master’s degree in business administration from LSU Shreveport.
Rise Impact Capital, a firm focused on historic restoration, affordable housing, and renewable energy, has added Trey Parker and Jeff Cover to their staff. Parker will serve as the Director of Acquisitions and Originations and brings over 15 years of experience as a tax credit attorney. Cover, the Chief Financial Officer, has over 15 years of public accounting experience, previously working as a consulting partner in the New Orleans office of Kerr, Riggs & Ingram.
Benjamin Watkins has been appointed as the director of the Stem Cell Transplant and Cell Therapy Program at the Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Watkins, a nationally recognized pediatric hematology-oncologist, has also been appointed as a clinical professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Children’s Hospital, Watkins held positions at Emory University, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Dignity Memorial in New Orleans has appointed Jeanne Keene as the director of community support. Keene, who has over 35 years of experience, serves as a pre-planning advisor at several Dignity Memorial facilities and provides marketing support to family services counselors.
Wayne Leeper has been appointed as the division manager for Waste Pros’ Covington division. With over 30 years of industrial management experience, Leeper will oversee the operations of more than 30 waste professionals who serve over 10,000 customers with a fleet of 27 vehicles.
Meg Miles has been named the chief advancement officer at the Children’s Museum of Louisiana. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of YAYA (Young Aspirations Young Artists) and worked in New York City’s arts and culture department for 10 years. Miles holds a BA in Art History from Oberlin College and has obtained a Certificate of Excellence in Business Leaders for Nonprofit Professionals from Columbia University’s School of Business.