BBB Serving South Central Louisiana Elects New Board Chairman and Directors

April 06, 2018

BBB Elects New Chairman and Directors

Mike Benson, Senior Account Executive for Guaranty Media, has been elected Chairman of the Better Business Bureau of South Central LA, Inc. (BBB). [See attached photo] He follows John Miller, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company, in that position.

Completing the slate of 2018-19 officers are Jeff Mohr, Lewis Mohr Real Estate and Insurance, Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect; David Rice, Regions Bank, Treasurer; Anthony O’Connor, Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, Secretary.

Newly elected to the Board is Aaron Keating, Lipsey’s, LLC.  Re-elected to 3-year terms are Dean Beeson, Capital One Bank; and Gerri Hobdy, Baton Rouge Community College.

The remainder of the Board includes:

         Ryan Allen                   Louisiana Companies

         Ralph Bender               Manship Communications

         Meri Burroughs            Cox Business

         Michael Hooper            LA CAP Federal Credit Union

         Eric Landry                   Braezeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP

         Eric Lane                      Gerry Lane Enterprises

         Scott McKnight             Wright & Percy Insurance

         Andrew Olinde             Olinde’s Furniture

         Patricia Talbot             Baton Rouge Digital Products

         Greg Wood, Jr.             Gage Telephone Systems, Inc.

         John Hawie                  LWCC


James E. Stalls, Jr. serves as President & CEO of BBB.




For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2017, people turned to BBB more than 160 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for the local, independent BBBs in the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national and international programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation BBB of South Central Louisiana, Inc. has been serving the local community since 1950 and services the parishes of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana.