Personnel moves at Mary Bird Perkins, Adams and Reese, McGlinchey Stafford


Dr. Emily Magee has been elected to a one-year term as chief of the medical staff of Woman’s Hospital.

She earned her doctorate from American University of Antigua College of Medicine and completed her OB-GYN residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.

Additional 2023 medical staff leadership at Woman’s includes:

Dr. Allyson Boudreaux, vice chief of staff

Dr. Lin Dang, secretary

Dr. Kristin Chapman, chair of OB-GYN clinical service

Dr. Mindy Bowie, chair of surgery

Dr. Stuart LeBas, chair of medicine

Dr. Beverly Ogden, chair of cancer clinical service

Dr. D. Stephen Sanches, chair of pediatric clinical service

Susan Eccles has been appointed partner in charge of Adams and Reese’s Baton Rouge office.

Eccles has a practice centered on construction, state and federal procurement/government contracts, commercial litigation and professional liability.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University and her law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Brad Barback has been named an of counsel attorney for McGlinchey Stafford.

Barback works on enterprise litigation and government investigations in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. He joined the company in 2020.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in international trade and finance from LSU and a law degree and graduate diploma in comparative law from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center.

Joseph “Joey” Dronet has joined Chaffe McCall as associate in the Baton Rouge office.

Before joining Chaffe McCall, Dronet worked for a plaintiff firm in Lake Charles.

He earned a bachelor’s, summa cum laude, from McNeese State University, and a law degree and a graduate diploma in comparative law, magna cum laude, both from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Dronet graduated in the top 10% of his class as a member of the Order of the Coif.

Jodi Conachen has been named chief operating officer of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

She has been a member of the cancer center’s senior management team for nearly four years, most recently as vice president of marketing and communications.

Conachen has a background of communications experience in various industries, including positions with Community Coffee, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Woman’s Hospital

She earned a bachelor’s in public relations/mass communications from LSU and a master’s in business administration from LSU Shreveport.


Boh Bros. Construction Co. has appointed four vice presidents:

Glenn J. Schexnayder, manager of the Heavy Construction Department, and a 23-year Boh employee;

Harold W. Baur III, manager of the Piling and Marine Department, and a 23-year Boh employee;

James N. Hickok III, chief engineer, and an 18-year Boh employee;

Kenneth R. Solis, equipment manager, and a 32-year Boh employee.

The Royal Sonesta New Orleans has made several recent personnel moves.

Sofia Vásquez has been hired as director of sales and marketing. Vásquez has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry in both domestic and international markets. She most recently served as director of sales, marketing and events for Thompson Hotels, a luxury hotel and spa in San Antonio.

Erika Jensen has been hired as senior sales manager. She has 12 years of experience in hotel sales. Jensen most recently served as a marketing coordinator for Helly Hansen Apparel in Colorado.

Pauline Da Costa has been promoted to sales manager. Da Costa joined the hotel in 2004 as an R Club Concierge. She has served in multiple roles at the hotel including reservations and front office supervisor and as executive assistant to the general manager.


Douglas R. Holmes is the new managing partner for Chaffe McCall.

Holmes has been with the firm since 2000. He succeeds Julie Livaudais, who will continue to serve on the company’s management committee.

Holmes will maintain the firm’s focus on priority practice areas, which include insurance coverage, litigation, labor and employment, admiralty and maritime, financial services, products, pharmaceutical and medical device, railroad, and real estate.

He earned a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from Tulane University. While at Tulane, Holmes was inducted into Kappa Delta Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary societies. He also served as the captain of Tulane’s tennis team.

Marguerite S. Giguette has been named the interim senior vice president of academic affairs and provost of Xavier University of Louisiana.

Giguette has been with Xavier since 1990, starting as a faculty member in the computer science department. She spent the past 17 years in the university’s Office of Academic Affairs.

Giguette has been Xavier’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Loyola University, a master’s in mathematics from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in computer science from Tulane University.


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