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Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Board of Trustees elects 2018 officers

February 9, 2018

The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Board of Trustees, a seven-member board that oversees the organization’s activities, recently re-elected Monroe attorney and businessman Guy Campbell III as its chairman.

Campbell, a tax attorney and partner at Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher, LLP in Monroe, was re-appointed to the LPFA board on January 18 by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Campbell also serves as president of Campco of Monroe, Inc., a real estate development company, and manages two other holding companies in Ouachita Parish.

Ronald Bordelon, chief facilities officer for the Louisiana Department of Education Recovery School District, was elected as vice chairman. Bordelon oversees all aspects of the $2 billion School Facilities Master Plan, the largest school disaster recovery program in U.S. history. He is the former chief executive of a privately-held real estate development firm and holds multi-state licenses in real estate, appraisal, construction, and various professional certifications.

Craig A. Cheramie was re-elected as secretary-treasurer of the board. A topproducing independent investment representative and personal financial specialist, Cheramie has more than two decades of professional expertise as a Certified Public Accountant. He is an independent investment representative with H. D. Vest Financial Services, which has more than 5,200 independent contractors managing over $26 billion in assets for some 1.8 million individuals, families and small businesses in all 50 states.

Also serving on the board are Michael C. Darnell, who was appointed March 3, 2017; David W. Groner, who was appointed on June 16, 2017; and Larry Ferdinand and Casey R. Guidry, both of whom were appointed on Sept. 8, 2017.

Darnell is an attorney with the Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal Court and has been a partner at Murray, Darnell & Associates, LLC, since 1995. While practicing law, Darnell has served in numerous legal and government positions including: councilmember-at-large and vice president, New Orleans City Council; judge pro tempore Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, Section C; vice president and general counsel, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority; and chairperson of the NORD Commission by-laws committee.

Groner is an attorney and the president of David Groner, PLC. A lifelong resident of New Iberia, Groner has served as chairman of the Atchafalaya Land Commission, a member of the Iberia Medical Center Board of Trustees and is owner of Tuten Title & Escrow, a real estate closing firm with offices in Lafayette and New Iberia.

Ferdinand is a licensed real estate broker and executive director of corporate and business relations at Southern University in Shreveport. He also is a U.S. Army veteran.

Guidry, of Thibodaux, is a licensed clinical social worker and the CEO of Start Corporation, which serves to promote opportunities that enhance the self-sufficiency of people who are impaired in their abilities to live and function independently.

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