Staff news about Ochsner Baton Rouge, Grace Hebert Curtis Architects, Entergy | Business

  Staff news about Ochsner Baton Rouge, Grace Hebert Curtis Architects, Entergy |  Business

A Baton Rouge native, Nelson will focus on developing and nurturing Ochsner’s relationships with community organizations, partners and stakeholders, as well as expanding its economic footprint.

Gary “Jimmy” Hebert Jr. and Jody Gascon were named architectural senior leaders. Catherine “Cat” Kogel was named administrative senior leader.

Grace Hebert Curtis Architects announces the following promotions in its Baton Rouge office:

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  • Otha “Tre” Nelson III has joined Ochsner Baton Rouge as regional director of economic development and community initiatives.

  • Nelson previously worked for Baton Rouge General Medical Center and has experience in government relations. He is a cum laude graduate of Northwestern State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

Barry Lann, architect; Kelsey Adams, interior design; and Rebecca Moses, business development, were named associates.

Luba Workers’ Comp has added two executives to its leadership team. Luke Blalock was hired as vice president, controller, a new position for the company.

Blalock spent 12 years with Guaranty Corp., and its subsidiary, Guaranty Income Life Insurance Co., a national life and annuity insurance carrier. He earned a bachelor’s degree from LSU and a master’s degree from the University of New Orleans.

Ryan Inzenga was hired as assistant vice president, underwriting manager. Inzenga brings nearly 15 years of workers’ comp experience having worked in several different markets including Louisiana, New Mexico, Iowa and North Carolina.

Thomas Plagemann has been named chief financial officer of PosiGen. Plagemann has nearly 30 years experience handling finance and investments for energy and infrastructure businesses.

New Orleans He earned a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College and an executive MBA from the University of New Mexico.