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Our Board

The Foundation is grateful for the leadership and dedication of its Board of Directors, a group representative of the Capital Area community’s strengths and diversity.

Jeff Martin
Board President-Business Banking Executive, Regions Bank

Ken A. Miller
Board Vice President, Manager, BR Engineering Services, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Freddie Pitcher Jr.

Board Secretary, Senior Partner, Phelps Dunbar

Robert P. Johnson
Board Treasurer, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Ted Firnberg
Immediate Past President, Co-Owner, School Aids

Tim Barfield
President, CSRS

Ray Belton
President-Chancellor, Southern University

Jim Brandt
Brandt & Associates

Renee Chatelain
President and CEO, Arts Council Greater Baton Rouge

Jason Fritsche
Johnson Controls

Stephen Loy
Executive Director, Louisiana Technology Park

Beth O’Quinn
Talent Manager, IBM LA Client Innovation Centers

Stephanie Riegel
Editor, Baton Rouge Business Report

Monique Scott-Spaulding
Entrepreneur

John Smith
Fair Share Coordinator, East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Carlos Thomas
Chief Information Officer, Southern University

Ann Trappey
President, Forte and Tablada Inc,

Kalliat T. Valsaraj
Vice Chancellor of Research and Economic Development at LSU

Ex-Officio Members

Warren Drake
EBRPSS Superintendent

Domoine Rutledge
EBRPSS General Counsel

Connie Bernard
EBRPSS Board Member


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