Southeastern Alumni Association announces board of directors

Monday, June 5, 2017 Brad Stevens
by: Tonya Lowentritt

     HAMMOND – Attorney Brad Stevens of Amite has been elected president and chairman of the board of directors for 2017-18 Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association.
     A resident of Hammond, he graduated from Southeastern magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree. He earned a law degree from LSU, where he was a member of the Louisiana Law Review, and is now managing partner of Edwards & Stevens Law Firm in Amite. Stevens previously served as president of the North Tangi Alumni Chapter. He currently serves on the Lion Athletic Association Board.
     Rounding out the Executive Committee will be President-Elect Beth Carney Ebberman with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana; Secretary Stephanie Kropog of North Oaks Health System; and Treasurer Randi Matthews with Taylor and Matthews CPAs.
     Executive Director of Alumni Relations Michelle Biggs said board members commit their time and expertise to fulfill the association’s mission of strengthening ties between the university, alumni and community.
     “The board is comprised of a wide range of individuals who represent the entire alumni base. Each member serves a two-year term, and their job is to assist in promoting the mission of the Alumni Association in tandem with that of Southeastern,” said Biggs. “They promote pride, help in student recruitment efforts, act as mentors, preserve traditions of the university and encourage active membership in the association.”
     Also serving on the board are Patrick Brazan with Western & Southern Life; Christian Garbett, Sr. with King, Krebs & Jurgens, PLLC; Angele Monistere Gauthier with the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s office; Heidi Rogers Kinchen with Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services; Jay Prather with Elos Environmental LLC; Marquette Guerin Pegler with Guerin Agency, Inc. Northlake Insurance Group; Herb Robin, retired; and Heather Bush Seal with Latter and Blum Classic Homes and Properties.
     Biggs said as part of Stevens’ incoming president’s duties, he has appointed two one-year termed board members to round out the membership representation in the year ahead. These include Andre Cryer with O.W. Dillon Academy and Joe Ricks with Xavier University of Louisiana.
Ex-Officio members of the board include Immediate Past President Mayson Foster, former mayor of the City of Hammond; Past President Josie Mercante; Southeastern President John L. Crain; Vice President of University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale; and Biggs.

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