LSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP

The LSU ALUMNI National Board of Directors 

 

Board of Directors


  • Susan K. Whitelaw
  • Susan K. Whitelaw

  • Chair and District 5
  • Shreveport, La.
  • Susan K. Whitelaw
  • Susan K. Whitelaw

  • Chair and 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.
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III

  • Chair Elect and District 4
  • Lake Charles, La
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III

  • Chair Elect and District 4
  • Lake Charles, La
  • While at Louisiana State University, Rick earned a B.A. in Journalism and a Juris Doctorate of Law. He also received a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Rick was Chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 Company and is Vice Chair of the Water Institute of the Gulf.
  • Leo C. Hamilton
  • Leo C. Hamilton

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

  • Past 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.
  • Kevin F. Knobloch
  • Kevin F. Knobloch

  • District 1
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Kevin F. Knobloch
  • 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.
  • Brandon P. Landry
  • Brandon P. Landry

  • District 1
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Brandon P. Landry
  • Brandon P. Landry

  • District 1
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Landry earned a bachelor’s degree in management from LSU in 2001. A four-year letterman in basketball, he is a member of the L Club and Tiger Athletic Foundation. He was recently inducted as Young Alumnus of the Year in the association’s Hall of Distinction. Landry’s entrepreneurial spirit has been recognized by Nations Restaurant News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, Headline News and ESPN. He has been named Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Restaurateur of the Year, Baton Rouge Young Businessperson of the Year and Louisiana Marketer of the Year, and he was recognized as a Baton Rouge Business Report 40 Under 40. Walk-On’s was named ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar in America 2012, and the concept has earned ‘best new restaurant’ and ‘best sports bar’ honors in every city in which it has opened.
  • Kathryn 'Kathy' Fives
  • Kathryn 'Kathy' Fives

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

  • District 2
  • New Orleans, La.
  • Kathy Fives, a founding member and past president of the LSU Alumni Las Vegas Chapter, earned a bachelor's degree from the LSU College of Agriculture in 1987. She is a business management consultant, partner, and Vice President of Consulting at TheBusinessBrain management consulting firm, and owns a boutique management consulting firm, Fives Management Solutions in New Orleans, LA.
  • Beverly G. Shea
  • Beverly G. Shea

  • District 3
  • New Iberia, La
  • Beverly G. Shea
  • 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.
  • Karen G. Brack
  • Karen G. Brack

  • At-Large
  • San Diego, Calif.
  • Karen G. Brack
  • 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. She served as President of both the San Diego Alumni and Phoenix chapters.
  • David Braddock
  • David Braddock

  • At-Large
  • Dallas, TX
  • David Braddock
  • David Braddock

  • At-Large
  • Dallas, TX
  • David Braddock cofounded Broad Oak Energy II, in 2012 and currently serves on its Board of Managers. Broad Oak Energy was recognized as No. 1 in the Inaugural LSU 100 - the fastest growing companies led by an LSU alumni and No 2 in the Dallas Business Journal as the 2010 fastest growing company in Dallas. He studied geology and business economics at LSU and earned a bachelor's degree in 1974.
  • Stephen T. 'Steve' Brown
  • Stephen T. 'Steve' Brown

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

  • At-Large
  • Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Stephen Brown graduated from LSU in 1972 with bachelor's degree in physics. 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. He is retired after 40 years in sales and sales management in the equipment business.
  • Mario Garner
  • Mario Garner

  • At-Large
  • Pearland, TX
  • Mario Garner
  • Mario Garner

  • At-Large
  • Pearland, TX
  • Dr. Mario Julien Garner is the Chief Operations Officer for Memorial Hermann Southeast & Pearland Hospitals in Houston, Texas. Garner graduated from LSU with a bachelor's degree in microbiology. He earned a master's degree in healthcare administration from Tulane University and a doctor of education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Houston. He previously served LSU on the National Diversity Advisory Board and a guest lecturer in the College of Science.
  • Matthew K. Juneau
  • Matthew K. Juneau

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

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Matthew K. Juneau is executive 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.
  • Jeffrey Mohr
  • Jeffrey Mohr

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Jeffrey Mohr
  • Jeffrey Mohr

  • At-Large
  • Baton Rouge
  • Jeffrey Mohr is president of Lewis Mohr Real Estate and Insurance Agency in Baton Rouge. He graduated from LSU in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in management and administration and earned a master's degree in insurance management from Boston University. He is an active member of the LSU Alumni Association and Tiger Athletic Foundation.
  • Dr. Fred 'Gil' Rew
  • Dr. Fred 'Gil' Rew

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

  • At-Large
  • Mansfield, La
  • Gil Rew has practiced dentistry in Mansfield, LA since 1978. He is a Fellow and Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, served the LSU School of Dentistry post Katrina as an adjunct clinical professor in 2005 and 2006. He majored in zoology at LSU and graduated from the LSU School of Dentistry in 1978.
  • Bart Schmolke
  • Bart Schmolke

  • At-Large
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Bart Schmolke
  • Bart Schmolke

  • At-Large
  • Alexandria, LA
  • Bart Schmolke, a thirty-three year professional in the financial industry, is an independent financial advisor with Financial Solutions Group in Alexandria, La. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance in 1978 and an M.B.A. in 1980. He is a longtime member of the LSU Alumni Association and the Tiger Athletic Foundation.
  • Van P. Whitfield
  • Van P. Whitfield

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

  • At-Large
  • Houston, Texas
  • Van Whitfield retired as a Director for Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (Cobalt) in 2017. He has more than forty three years of experience leading oil and gas 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.
  • Dr. Jack A. Andonie
  • Dr. Jack A. Andonie

  • Director Emeritus
  • Metairie, LA
  • Dr. Jack A. Andonie
  • 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. Former member of the LSU Board of Supervisors and served as chair in 1988-1989. He has served as chair of the LSUAA Board of Directors twice.
  • Lodwrick M. Cook
  • Lodwrick M. Cook

  • Director Emeritus
  • Sherman Oaks, Calif.
  • Lodwrick M. Cook
  • 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 treatment.
  • Stanley L. 'Stan' Williams
  • Stanley L. 'Stan' Williams

  • National Fund Chair
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Stanley L. 'Stan' Williams
  • 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 currently works as Director of Sales for HeartFlow, Inc., Redwood City, CA.  He and his family live in Fort Worth, TX.
  • Mark Kent Anderson
  • Mark Kent Anderson

  • At Large
  • Monroe, LA
  • Mark Kent Anderson
  • Mark Kent Anderson

  • At Large
  • Monroe, LA

Board of Managers


  • Stan Williams
  • Stan Williams

  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Stan Williams
  • Stan Williams

  • 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 currently works as Director of Sales for HeartFlow, Inc., Redwood City, CA.  He and his family live in Fort Worth, TX.
  • Sam J. Friedman
  • Sam J. Friedman

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

  • Chair
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Michael Valentino
  • 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
  • Calvin Braxton

  • Nachitoches, LA
  • Calvin Braxton
  • 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.
  • James W. Moore III
  • James W. Moore III

  • Monroe, LA
  • James W. Moore III
  • 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.
  • Stephen M. 'Steve' Tope
  • Stephen M. 'Steve' Tope

  • Baton Rouge, La
  • Stephen M. 'Steve' Tope
  • Stephen 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.
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III

  • Lake Charles. La
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III
  • Oliver G. 'Rick' Richard III

  • Lake Charles. La
  • While at Louisiana State University, Rick earned a B.A. in Journalism and a Juris Doctorate of Law. He also received a Master of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Rick was Chairman and CEO of a Fortune 500 Company and is Vice Chair of the Water Institute of the Gulf.
  • Jon D. 'Jay' Babb
  • Jon D. 'Jay' Babb

  • Baton Rouge, La
  • Jon D. 'Jay' Babb
  • Jon D. 'Jay' Babb

  • Baton Rouge, La
Past Presidents of the LSU Alumni Association Natioal Board of Directors

 

1899-1908 Lewis Spencer Graham, 1899

1908-1923 Ruffin G. Pleasant, 1894 (Assumed Presidency Following Graham’s Death.)

1923-26 E.L. Stephens, 1892

1926-27 Dr. R.O. Young, 1890

1927-28 James F. Broussard, 1902

1928-31 P.H. Griffith, Sr., ’03

1931-35 Lewis Gottlieb, ’13

1935-36 Jeannette Cary Dougherty, ’13

1936-40 Tom Dutton, ’14

1940-41 Richard Cadwallader, ’34

1941-42 Judge G. Caldwell Herget, ’27

1942-43 Sterling “Buck” Gladden, ’20

1943-44 Dr. Isidore Cohn, ’03

1944-45 Vincent Moseley, ’13

1945-46 J. Clyde Pearce, ’20

1946-47 J. Tom Tanner, ’08

1947-48 Percy E. Roberts, ’21

1948-49 William Pitcher, ’25

1949-50 John J. Doles, ’21

1950-51 Carlos G. Spaht, ’31

1951-52 Abe Mickal, ’36

1952-53 T.C. Glaze, ’38

1953-54 John T. Hood Jr., ’31

1954-55 Marvin A. Faller, ’37

1955-56 Percy A. Lemoine, ’32

1956-57 William H. LeBlanc Jr., ’40

1957-58 Dr. F.P. Bordelon, ’43

1958-59 Enoch T. Nix, ’42

1959-60 Lloyd Love, ’48

1960-61 Irwin J. Becnel, ’31

1961-62 A.R. Johnson III, ’50

1962-63 J. Norwell Harper, ’44

1963-64 Ivy C. Jordan, ’34

1964-65 Lucien Laborde, ’37

1965-66 Dr. Eugene C. St. Martin, ’40

1966-67 Shelby W. Davis, ’49

1967-68 W.J. Evans, ’42

1968-1969 H.P. Breazeale Jr., ’48

1969-70 W.D. Cotton, ’27

1970-71 Charles P. Quirk, ’37

1971-72 Jay M. Jalenak, ’47

1972-73 Ragan K. Nelson, ’46

1973-74 J. Huntington Odom, ’56

1974-75 Harry R. Nelson, ’41

1975-76 I. Kent Anderson, ’49

1976-77 W. Prescott Foster, ’62

1977-78 Elaine D. Abell, ’64

1978-79 John P. Laborde, ’47

1979-80 Robert S. Greer, ’47

1980-81 Thomas F. Ruffin, ’47

1981-82 Paul Arst, ’42

1982-83 Paul Haygood, ’64

1983-84 Dr. White S. Graves III, ’65

1984-85 William P. Terry, ’56

1985-86 Charles L. Hardy Jr., ’54

1986-87 Milton J. Womack, ’50

1988 Harry E. McInnis Jr., ’66

1989 Veil “Sonny” DeVillier, ’57

1990 W. Griffin Jones, ’55

1991 Dr. James R. Peltier, ’50

1992 Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite, ’51

1993 Michael G. Miller, ’72

1994 J. Hals Benhard, ’72

1995 & 1996 Dr. Jack A. Andonie, ’58

1997 & 1998 Donna S. “Tutta” Vetter, ’66

1999 & 2000 Jerry E. Shea Jr., ’72

2001 & 2002 Stephen Pol, ’75

2003 & 2004 Scott Anderson, ’81

2005 & 2006 Jon D. “Jay” Babb, ’80

2007 & 2008 Dr. Louis R. Minsky, ’81

2009 Patricia H. Bodin ’72

2010 Gregory J. Cordaro ’76

2011 Guy Campbell III ’94

2012 Michael H. Woods ’99

2013 Dr. Jack A. Andonie ’58

2014 & 2015 Dr. Gil Rew ’78

2016 Jan K. Liuzza ’76

  

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