Waechter is Resident Director and Wealth Management Advisor for Merrill Lynch. He has also served on the boards of the Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA and the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators. Eric J. Waechter has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Baton Rouge General Foundation.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from LSU.
Ginger Laurent was elected CEO by the Louisiana Bankers Association Board of Directors.
Laurent has been with the association for almost 22 years, holding the position of general manager for 14 years. Prior to working at the association, she was a banker in the Acadiana market for nearly 16 years. Laurent is the first woman elected CEO in the association’s 122-year history.
Laurent succeeds Bob Taylor, who retired on December 31 after serving as CEO since 2007.
He is an obstetrician and gynecologist at Louisiana Women’s Healthcare.
Dr. O’Neil “Jay” Parenton was elected to a one-year term as Chief Medical Staff of Woman’s Hospital, the highest elected executive position among the medical staff.
Parenton graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Baton Rouge.
Additional 2022 medical leadership at Woman’s includes:
Dr. Emily Magee, Deputy Chief of Staff Dr. Kristin Chapman, SecretaryDr. Allyson Boudreaux, president of the clinical department of obstetrics-gynecologyDr. Mindy Bowie, Chairman of SurgeryDr. Stuart LeBas, Chair of MedicineDr. Beverly Ogden, Chair of Clinical Cancer ServicesDr. D. Stephen Sanches, Chairman of the Pediatric Clinical Service.
Ross Kinchen has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce.
He is the founder and managing director of The Kinchen Group, a surveying, property management and real estate consulting firm located in Albany.
Kinchen is also Chairman of Planning and Zoning for the City of Albany and a member of the Livingston Parish Senior Planning Committee representing District 9.
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