Governor Edwards announces board and commission appointments
Today, Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.
Louisiana Cyber Security Commission
The mission of the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission is to advance the state’s e-ecosystem and position Louisiana as a national leader and place of choice for e-commerce, education, and research. The 15-member Commission is to identify, prioritize and mitigate Louisiana’s cyber risk, promote cybersecurity awareness, and promote legislative, administrative, and regulatory actions for the security of the entire Louisiana cyber ecosystem and, ultimately, the improving cybersecurity in Louisiana.
Sarah O. Allen of Baton Rouge has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Allen is the Director of Government Affairs for Cox Communications.
R. Kyle Ardoin of Baton Rouge has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Ardoin is the Secretary of State for Louisiana.
William E. Bradley III de Choudrant was reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Bradley is the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Online Technology Services at CenturyLink.
Colonel Lamar Davis of Port Allen has been appointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Colonel Davis is the Louisiana State Police Superintendent.
Leslie K. “Les” Guice Ph.D., PE from Ruston was reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Guice is the president of Louisiana Tech University.
Richard “Dickie” Howze of Baton Rouge has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Howze is the Head of Administration of the Administration Division.
Ramesh Kolluru Ph.D. de Lafayette has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Kolluru is vice president for research, innovation and economic development at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.
Jeffrey B. Landry of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Landry is the vice president of political affairs for the Louisiana Chemical Association.
Jeffrey A. Moulton from Baton Rouge has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Moulton is the president of Stephenson Technologies Corporation.
Don Pierson Jr. of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Pierson is Louisiana’s secretary of economic development.
Brahmananda Y. Reddy Ph.D. de Ruston was reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Reddy is professor of computer science at Grambling State University.
Craig C. Spohn of Benton was reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Council. Spohn is the executive director of the Cyber Innovation Center and will be its chairman.
Brig. General Keith Waddell of Lake Charles has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Brig. General Waddell is the adjutant general of Louisiana.
Colonel James B. Waskom of Abbeville has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Colonel Waskom is the Director of the Office of the Governor of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Sonya T. Wiley-Gremillion of Pineville has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Wiley-Gremillion is the Executive Director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Office at Rapides Parish.
Laura E. Wilt of New Orleans has been reappointed to the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission. Wilt is the CIO at Ochsner.
Supervisory Board of the Patient Compensation Fund
The Patient Compensation Fund is an off-state budget unit that is 100 percent self-financing and not pooled into the general fund. The Fund was established in 1975 to provide an affordable and guaranteed medical malpractice coverage system to private health care providers in the state. It essentially plays the role of “excess insurer” for private healthcare providers. The law allows a supplier to assume financial responsibility for the first $ 100,000 of exposure per claim, whether through insurance or a security deposit, to enroll in the Fund for coverage. excess and to respect the damage limit. The vast majority of healthcare providers are enrolled in the Patient Compensation Fund and pay supplements for the coverage and protection provided. The Patient Compensation Fund offers protection to the healthcare system, reducing costs and providing a guaranteed pool of funds to pay citizens injured as a result of medical malpractice by private healthcare providers.
Gregory L. Waddell of Baton Rouge has been reappointed to the Supervisory Board of the Patient Compensation Fund. Waddell is vice president of government and regulatory affairs at the Louisiana Hospital Association and will serve as a representative for the healthcare provider category contributing the second percent of the fund’s overall surcharge.
Capital Region Groundwater Conservation District
The mission of the Capital Region Groundwater Conservation District is to ensure the administration, conservation, orderly development and supplementation of groundwater resources in the parishes of East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. The council develops, promotes and implements management strategies to ensure the conservation, preservation, protection, recharge and prevention of waste of groundwater resources over which it has jurisdiction.
Paul L. Davidson III of Clinton has been appointed to the Capital Area Groundwater Conservation District. Davidson is the Executive Director of the Black Bear Conservation Coalition and will represent the Parish of East Feliciana.
Working Group on the State as a Model Employer
The mission of the Task Force on the State as a Model Employer is to enhance the diversity of the public workforce, lead the business world and underline the position of the State as a leader. in the protection of the civil rights of persons with disabilities.
Quintillis K. Lawrence of Baton Rouge has been appointed to the Crown as a Model Employer Task Force. Lawrence is a human resources lawyer for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.