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Congratulations to our 2015 Barton Leadership Graduates

Monday, October 26, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Otten
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For Immediate Release: October 26, 2015


John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program Announces 2015 Graduates


BATON ROUGE, LA – Forum 35’s John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program is proud to announce our 2015 graduates from the intensive leadership program, held in partnership with LSU Executive Education.



2015 Barton Program Graduates:

·         Mindy Beeson, JP Morgan Chase

·         Quaja Bell, LSU Leisure & Arts Program

·         Cindy Bishop, Checkmate Strategies

·         Rudy Comeaux, The Lemoine Company

·         Courtney Debetaz, Performance Contractors

·         Julie Collins Donald, L’Auberge Baton Rouge

·         Zelma Frederick, McGlinchey Stafford

·         Ericka Garcia, Our Lady of the Lake Foundation

·         Lani Gholston, Corporation for National and Community Service

·         Rob Hagan, Next Generation Dealer Services

·         James Henry, ProSys

·         Cathy Juarez, Visit Baton Rouge

·         Jessica Keasler, Terracon Consultants

·         Emily Landry, LSU Foundation

·         Jeremy Meiske, State of Louisiana – Office of Community Development

·         Melissa Miley, Miley Law Firm

·         Leland Moss, The Water Institute of the Gulf

·         Candace Parker, Exit Realty

·         Gregory Rockenbaugh, Hannis T. Bourgeois

·         Meghan Spell, Kean Miller

·         Matthew Spencer, B.F. Anderson & Company

·         Blake Tolbird, First National Bankers Bank

·         Jessica Trepagnier, Jones Walker

·         Ian Trimble, Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana

·         Katherine Venetsky, City Year

·         Jeffrey Wale, Louisiana Department of Justice

·         AJ Walker, Louisiana Municipal Association

·         Trey Williams, Latter & Blum Commercial Real Estate

·         Kristin Williamson, Yoga Bliss


The John W. Barton, Sr. Community Leadership Development Program is a core pillar under Forum 35’s leadership initiative and enables members to develop leadership skills while promoting community involvement and volunteerism in Baton Rouge. In 2014, Forum 35 elected to partner with LSU Executive Education to administer the Program.  For additional information, please contact Forum 35’s current Barton Chair, Daniel Richard, at 


Forum 35 is a community of young men and women improving Baton Rouge. Forum 35 is a nonprofit organization that depends on individual membership and the generosity of corporate partners including Entergy, Jones Walker, L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, Launch Media, and Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers. For more information about Forum 35 visit Connect with Forum 35 on FacebookTwitter and Instagram @Forum35.




Heather Otten

Vice President of Communications, Forum 35


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