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Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

BRIEFS

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  • The Better Business Bureau elected at its annual meeting Terry McNaight, of Automated Business Concepts, as chairman for 2015. Also elected was Ricky Rogers, of East Ridge Country Club as vice chairman; Brad Daniel, of Capital One Bank as secretarytreasurer; Jim Payne, of The Payne Company as past chairman and Mark Montgomery, of Montgomery Realty & Development as executive committee. Other officers elected were Andrew Fisher, president and CEO; Robin Guenard, vice president-operations; and Bob Davis, vice president-sales. The BBB welcomed as new board members Paul Pratt, of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and Matt Locke, of Locke Properties, Inc. Re-elected as board members were George Fritze, of Red River Motor Company; Lisa Janes, of Town Square Media Shreveport-Bossier; Randy Bowers, Superior Marketing Solutions, LLC; Dwayne Butler, of Red Carpet Employment Agency, Texarkana; and Mike Upton, of Upton, Draughon, & Bollinger, LLC., Alexandria. Mark Porter, Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaning, and Eddie Faith, of Shreveport Communications Service Company, were presented with certificates of appreciation for serving as chairman of the board and as directors of the board.

  • Seven Blanchard Walker attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. Blanchard Walker firm directors W. Michael Adams, Paul M. Adkins and M. Thomas Arceneaux are being recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of Business Litigation. Jerry Edwards, a Blanchard Walker firm director, is being recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of civil litigation defense. Katherine Guidry Douthitt, an associate at Blanchard Walker, is being recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of business and corporate law. B. Slattery Johnson Jr., an Associate at Blanchard Walker, is being recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Personal injury defense. Casey Bloxom, an attorney at Blanchard Walker affiliate Sun Belt Title Company, is being recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Real Estate law.
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