Meet Our Staff

Interim Vice President

ernie ballard

Ernie Ballard
225-578-5685

As interim vice president of communications, Ernie oversees all communication efforts for the flagship institution, including internal and external communications, communications strategy, and media relations.

Business Operations

meghan babineaux

Meghan Babineaux
Manager of Business Operations 
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Content Development

rachel holland

Rachel Holland
Director 
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eddy perez

Eddy Perez
Photo Manager
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mike the tiger in suit

Katherine Seghers
Photographer
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elizabeth perez

Elizabeth Perez
Video Manager
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grace pounders

Grace Pounders
Video Producer
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Creative Services

jewel hampton

Jewel Hampton
Director
225-578-3878

Tyronecia Moore

Tyronecia Moore
Graphic Designer
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maggie mosby

Maggie Mosby
Senior Graphic Designer
225-578-0479 

Marcus SoniatMarcus Soniat
Graphic Designer
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sarah tranchinaSarah Tranchina
Marketing Production Coordinator

Digital Communications

lori martinLori M. Martin
Director
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rosie devilleRosie DeVille
Digital Content Manager
225-578-3826

ken duheKen Duhe
Digital Content Manager 
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mike the tiger in suitMichelle Spielman
Marketing Manager
225-578-4675

Issues Management

kristine calongne sandersKristine Sanders
Assistant Vice President
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tamara mizellTamara Mizell 
Manager, Editorial and Copy
225-578-3887 

Ferris McDanielFerris McDaniel
Writer/Editor
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Media Relations

ernie ballard

Ernie Ballard
Director
225-578-5685

Samantha HartmannSamantha Hartmann
Institutional Communications Manager 
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abbi rocha laymoun

Abbi Rocha Laymoun
Media Relations Coordinator
225-578-3867

alison satake

Alison Satake
Associate Director, Research Communications 
225-578-3870 

Social Media

jake terry

Jake Terry
Director
225-578-0431

Strategic Communications Initiatives

meredith wilbanks

Meredith Wilbanks
Director
225-578-3859