LSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

The LSU ALUMNI National Board of Directors 

 

Board of Directors


  • Leo C. Hamilton

  • Chair
  • Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Leo C. Hamilton

  • Chair
  • Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Leo, a partner in the law firm Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson, is a 1973 graduate of LSU and a 1977 graduate of the LSU Law School. A charter member of the A. P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter established in 1989, he served as the first vice-president and president-elect and helped establish the chapter’s first endowed scholarship.
  • Susan K. Whitelaw

  • Chair-Elect
  • District 5 - Shreveport, La.
  • Susan K. Whitelaw

  • Chair-Elect
  • District 5 - Shreveport, La.
  • Susan K. Whitelaw, a partner in Whitelaw, Rice & Green CPAs in Shreveport, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LSU in 1971 and completed work in accounting at LSU Shreveport, after which she earned CPA designation. She is actively involved in the Caddo-Bossier Alumni Chapter, for which she has served as treasurer of the organization for several years, as well as in other civic organizations.
  • Dr. Jack A. Andonie

  • Director Emeritus
  • Metairie, LA
  • Dr. Jack A. Andonie

  • Director Emeritus
  • Metairie, LA
  • A retired obstetrician/gynecologist, Jack Andonie graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in biology in 1958 and from the LSU School of Medicine in 1962.
  • Lodwrick M. Cook

  • Director Emeritus
  • Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Lodwrick M. Cook

  • Director Emeritus
  • Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Lod Cook, former chairman and chief executive officer of ARCO and co-founder and former chairman of Global Crossing, received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1950 and a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering 1955. He also earned an M.B.A. at Southern Methodist University. He is co-founder and chairman of NeuroSigma, a life sciences company focused on the development of bioelectronics products used in innovative medical research.
  • Kevin F. Knobloch

  • District 1 - Baton Rouge, La.
  • Kevin F. Knobloch

  • District 1 - Baton Rouge, La.
  • Kevin Knobloch is managing director-investments with Wells Fargo and has worked for thirty-three years in the financial services industry. He was twice recognized by Barron’s as one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. and recognized by Wealth Magazine as one of the top 250 Financial Advisors in America. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting and a master’s in finance, all from LSU. A member of the LSU Alumni Association and LSU Foundation, he is a generous supporter of the College of Business, the Honors College, and the College of Music & Dramatic Arts.
  • Ted A. Martin

  • District 1 - Baton Rouge, La.
  • Ted A. Martin

  • District 1 - Baton Rouge, La.
  • Ted Martin is president of Martin Ecosystems, which manufactures Biohaven Floating Islands, a man-made ecosystem that mimics natural occurring wetlands. He graduated from LSU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering.
  • Kathryn 'Kathy' Fives

  • District 2 - New Orleans, La.
  • Kathryn 'Kathy' Fives

  • District 2 - New Orleans, La.
  • Kathy Fives, a founding member and president of the Las Vegas Alumni Chapter, earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from LSU in 1980. She is a business management consultant and has held both field and management positions.
  • Beverly G. Shea

  • District 3 - New Iberia, La
  • Beverly G. Shea

  • District 3 - New Iberia, La
  • Beverly Shea holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in human ecology from LSU. A community volunteer, she currently serves on the Shadows-on-the-Teche Council and the Parish Foundation. She and her husband, Jerry, are major University benefactors and have received the Purple & Gold Award for philanthropic support of the Association.
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III

  • District 4 - Lake Charles, La
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III

  • District 4 - Lake Charles, La
  • Randy L. Ewing

  • District 6 - Quitman, La.
  • Randy L. Ewing

  • District 6 - Quitman, La.
  • Randy Ewing, president of Ewing Timber in Quitman, earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from LSU in 1966. He served as a state senator representing the 35th District from 1988 to 2000 and was senate president during his last term from 1996-2000. Ewing was inducted into the E.J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction in 1999.
  • John D. 'Jay' Babb

  • At-Large; Vice Chair; Board of Managers - The Cook Hotel
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • John D. 'Jay' Babb

  • At-Large; Vice Chair; Board of Managers - The Cook Hotel
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Jay Babb is managing member of Exec-U-Store, a provider of records management solutions including off-site document management, data storage, document imaging, and document destruction, as well as document disaster recovery, with offices in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from LSU in 1980.
  • Karen G. Brack

  • At-Large
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Karen G. Brack

  • At-Large
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Karen Brack, an airborne electronic hardware engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at LSU in 1984 and a master's degree in electrical engineering, from the University of California, Irvine, in 1988.
  • David Braddock

  • At-Large
  • Dallas, TX
  • David Braddock

  • At-Large
  • Dallas, TX
  • Stephen T. 'Steve' Brown

  • At-Large
  • Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Stephen T. 'Steve' Brown

  • At-Large
  • Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Stephen Brown graduated from LSU in 1972 with bachelor’s degree in physics. Since 1990 he has held various leadership and management positions with Sundyne LLC. He joined the SoCal Alumni Chapter in Los Angeles in 1985 and served as president in 1996-97. An active member of the organization, he received Chapter Service Awards in 1993 and 2000.
  • Mario Garner

  • At-Large
  • Pearland, TX
  • Mario Garner

  • At-Large
  • Pearland, TX
  • Matthew K. Juneau

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Matthew K. Juneau

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Matthew K. Juneau is senior vice president of corporate strategy and investor relations with Albemarle Corporation. He joined Albemarle with its predecessor, Ethyl Corporation, and has held numerous positions of increasing global responsibility. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from LSU in 1982. A former Top 100 Scholarship recipient, he is a major contributor to the LSU Alumni Association and the College of Engineering; is a member of the Association, LSU Foundation, and Tiger Athletic Foundation and serves on the Honors College Executive Council.
  • Louis R. Minsky

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Louis R. Minsky

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Louis Minsky, a practicing family physician, received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology from LSU in 1981 and earned his M.D. from the LSU School of Medicine in 1985. He is currently serving as the Vice Chief of Staff at the Baton Rouge General Hospital and on the Board of the Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum.
  • Jeffrey Mohr

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Jeffrey Mohr

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Dr. Fred 'Gil' Rew

  • At-Large
  • Mansfield, La
  • Dr. Fred 'Gil' Rew

  • At-Large
  • Mansfield, La
  • Gil Rew, a dentist in private practice, has since 2005 been an assistant adjunct clinical professor with the LSU School of Dentistry as a preceptor. He majored in zoology at LSU and graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 1978.
  • Bart Schmolke

  • At-Large
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Bart Schmolke

  • At-Large
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Van P. Whitfield

  • At-Large
  • Houston, Texas
  • Van P. Whitfield

  • At-Large
  • Houston, Texas
  • Van Whitfield is chief operating officer and executive vice president of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. He has more than thirty-nine years of experience leading oil and gas production operations and marketing activities around the world. He graduated from LSU in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering. He is a member of the LSU Alumni Association, LSU Foundation, and Tiger Athletic Foundation, and he generously supports the College of Music & Dramatic Arts and the College of Engineering. He has received the Association’s prestigious Purple & Gold Award for lifetime giving.
  • Brandon P. Landry

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Brandon P. Landry

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Clifford A. Vannoy

  • President and CEO Executive Staff
  • Clifford A. Vannoy

  • President and CEO Executive Staff
  • Mike L. Garner

  • Treasurer
  • Mike L. Garner

  • Treasurer
  • Claire McVea

  • Secretary
  • Claire McVea

  • Secretary

Board of Managers


  • Stanley L. 'Stan' Williams

  • National Fund Chair
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Stanley L. 'Stan' Williams

  • National Fund Chair
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Stan Williams attended LSU from 1983-86 before enrolling in pharmacy school at the University of Mississippi. He earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1989 and is today vice president of U.S. sales at Acist Medical Systems.
  • Richard C. 'Rick' Oustalet

  • District 4 - Jennings, LA
  • Richard C. 'Rick' Oustalet

  • District 4 - Jennings, LA
  • Ricky Oustalet, a 1971 general studies LSU graduate, is president and general manager of Bubba Oustalet Ford-Lincoln-Mercury-Toyota, Inc.
  • Sam J. Friedman

  • Chair Emeritus
  • Natchitoches, La.
  • Sam J. Friedman

  • Chair Emeritus
  • Natchitoches, La.
  • Sam Friedman, president of Dimension Development Company, a hospitality management company, received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from LSU in 1958 and a J.D. from the LSU Law School in 1961. He served on the LSU Board of Supervisors from 1984-1990, serving one year as chairman.
  • Michael Valentino

  • Chair
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Michael Valentino

  • Chair
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Michael Valentino, managing partner of French Quarter Hotels, graduated from LSU in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 2009 he was named to the New Orleans Hospitality Strategic Task Force.
  • Calvin Braxton

  • Nachitoches, LA
  • Calvin Braxton

  • Nachitoches, LA
  • Calvin Braxton, an Alumnus-By-Choice, is president and chief executive officer of Braxton land Company, president of Natchitoches Ford-Lincoln, and president of Winnfield Memorial Funeral Homes in Natchitoches and Winnfield, La.
  • John T. Shelton

  • Houston, Texas
  • John T. Shelton

  • Houston, Texas
  • John Shelton is the retired vice chairman, executive vice president, director and chief operating officer of Texas Olefins Company and its petrochemical subsidiary, Texas Petrochemicalx Corporation. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from LSU in 1953.
  • James W. Moore III

  • Monroe, LA
  • James W. Moore III

  • Monroe, LA
  • James Moore III is regional director of operations at InterMountain Management, a hotel management company based in Monroe, La. He is graduate of Louisiana Tech University.
  • Steven M. 'Steve' Tope

  • Baton Rouge, La
  • Steven M. 'Steve' Tope

  • Baton Rouge, La
  • Stephen M. 'Steve' Tope, an Alumnus-By-Choice is an active member of the Greater Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter, and administrator for the Charles McClendon Foundation.