The American Bankers Association has appointed Hancock Whitney as recipient of the ABA Foundation Community Engagement Award in the category of Economic Inclusion.
The ABA Foundation Community Engagement Award recognizes Hancock Whitney’s efforts to help small businesses in the Southern Gulf grow and prosper, especially in underserved communities, through the bank’s Small Business Matters initiative . Hancock Whitney Small Business Matters is a comprehensive, enterprise-wide entrepreneurship and small business awareness program aimed at educating and creating opportunities for pre-existing business owners and their teams, focusing on focus on minority and women owned businesses.
Eugene Songy, from South Louisiana Financial Services to Cut Off, was named to the Forbes 2021 Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list.
Songy was selected from nearly 4,000 nominations. The advisers recognized in the Forbes Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list were chosen based on information from SHOOK Research, obtained through an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data.
The Louisiana Hall of Fame 4-H welcomed 12 new members to its ranks.
The Hall of Fame has inducted 256 members since its inception in 2008. Toby Lepley, associate vice president of LSU AgCenter and head of the 4-H program, said the winners’ work and sacrifice amounted to thousands of dollars. ‘years in the service of Louisiana 4-H. youth.
The 2021 inductees and their parishes are: Donald Aguillard, Lafayette Parish; John Andrus, Vermilion Parish; Charnel Bailey, Vernon Parish; Trishan Charles, Saint-Charles Parish; Russell Guarino, Lafayette Parish; JoAnn Hullum, Ascension Parish; Charles “Charlie” Hymel, St. James Parish; Paul Jackson, parish of Calcasieu; Felix Landry Jr., St. James Parish; Harry Laws, West Baton Rouge Parish; Cathy Mouton, Iberia Parish and Amie Skipper, Lincoln Parish.
The Propeller Club of the US Port of New Orleans will honor Rear Adm Joel Whitehead, US Coast Guard and President of J. Whitehead and Associates, as the 62nd recipient of the 2021 Maritime Person of the Year award.
Whitehead will be recognized for his contributions to the Greater New Orleans shipping industry at the annual gala, scheduled for November 2 at the Metairie Country Club.
He is the past president of the International Propeller Club, vice-president of the Greater New Orleans Council of the United States Navy League, and a member of the board of directors of the New Orleans Propeller Club. He is participating in a National Academy of Science study to recommend technical and regulatory solutions to improve the safety of small passenger ships. He also sits on Governor John Bel Edwards’ Military Advisory Council. Whitehead is a graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy and holds a Masters of Public Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.
Con-Tech International won third place in the manufacturing category at the International Trade Council’s annual Go Global awards ceremony.
The awards recognize organizations that drive the global economy through their innovations, technologies and strategies.
Con-Tech International is a global supplier of carbon steel, stainless steel and plastic parts for the petrochemical, marine, automotive and other industries.
The World Trade Center New Orleans named William H. Hines, Managing Partner of Jones Walker, as the recipient of the 2021 Eugene J. Schreiber Award.
The award is presented to individuals who embody exceptional knowledge and leadership in advancing the state’s international trade policy. It will be presented at a gala on November 18 at the Port of New Orleans Plaza.
Hines holds leadership and leadership positions with the New Orleans Business Council, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, Son of a Saint, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, the Bayou District Foundation, and the Louisiana State Museum Foundation. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Ochsner Health System and the President’s Council of Tulane University. He received a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of Virginia Law School.