John Warner Smith is the second University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate in a row designated Louisiana Poet Laureate.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation has announced new appointments to its board of trustees.
The central 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the University assists in fundraising and other capital projects across campus.
Joseph Giglio Jr., senior partner in the law firm of Liskow & Lewis, was named chairman of the board. He succeeds Wayne Elmore, owner of Mello Joy Coffee.
Giglio has served on the Foundation board for five years. “Trustees take their fiduciary responsibilities seriously and are committed to protecting and growing the Foundation’s assets while supporting UL Lafayette’s goals and objectives,” he said.
Tommy Kreamer, a vice president of wealth management with Merrill Lynch, is the new vice chairman. Bryan Hanks, owner and president of Beta Land Services LLC, was appointed secretary/treasurer. All officers serve a two-year term.
In addition, the board of trustees has four new members:
- Michael Conway, chief administrative officer of Anonymous Content, a Los Angeles-based production and management company for film, television, commercials and music videos;
- Randy Haynie, president and owner of Haynie & Associates, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, lobbying firm;
- Leon Charles “Charlie” Moncla Jr., longtime oilman and founder of Moncla Companies; and
- Jeanine Piskurich, vice president land, East Business Unit, BPX Energy.
Each new trustee enters a three-year term that can be renewed twice, for a total of nine years.
John Blohm, CEO of the Foundation, attributes much of the ongoing success of the Foundation to the leadership of its board of trustees. “As the University continues to grow, the insight and support that trustees provide is invaluable,” he said.
The UL Lafayette Foundation manages investments and is trustee of endowed funds and other private assets contributed for the benefit of the University. Its current endowments total $175 million; its assets total $200 million.
For more information about the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Foundation, visit ullafayettefoundation.org or call (337) 482-0700.
Photo: New officers of the UL Lafayette Foundation board of trustees are, from left: Bryan Hanks, secretary/treasurer; Joseph Giglio, Jr., chairman; and Tommy Kreamer, vice chairman.