Gervasi has more than 30 years of human capital leadership experience, including eight years as chief human resources officer for The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Pool Corp. is a major wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products with about 400 sales centers in North America, Europe and Australia and roughly 120,000 wholesale customers. Pool Corp. in Covington has appointed Martha “Marty” Gervasi to serve as a director. Baton Rouge area
He succeeds Buddy Boe, who announced in January that he was stepping down following a transition period. Jay Robichaux has been named executive director of the Louisiana’s River Parishes Tourist Commission.
Robichaux has over 20 years of experience in and around various regional enterprises and 19 years as a member of the St. Charles Parish School Board. He began his career in insurance with the First American Agency before moving on to Eagan Insurance and Riverlands Insurance Services. He also has experience as an association and agency account executive with LAMMICO before becoming the vice president of sales and marketing for US Premium Finance for the midsouth region. He has also served as a consultant for various industries. The Norco native earned his degree from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux. French has more than two decades in government and public affairs. He previously directed state and local government affairs in Maryland and Delaware for CSX Transportation; served as director of government affairs for BP’s Gulf of Mexico division; built the government and public affairs department for Cheniere Energy’s two multibillion-dollar LNG export projects; and was Tellurian’s vice president of government and public affairs.
Kennedy has served on the department’s faculty for 27 years and is the Crescent City Tigers Alumni Professor for Agricultural Economics. He served as a visiting assistant professor at Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, before joining the AgCenter faculty. Kennedy received his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University, his master’s at Oxford University in England and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. All degrees were in agricultural economics. Alannie Broussard has been named director of communications and public affairs for the Louisiana Dental Association overseeing its communications, marketing and advocacy efforts. He replaces Michael Salassi, who is now the AgCenter associate vice president and program leader of animal and plant sciences.
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