David L. Callecod is Lafayette General Medical Center's new president and CEO. For the past five years, Callecod has served as CEO of Marion General Hospital in Marion, Ind. Like LGMC, Marion General is a not-for-profit acute care facility.
Before joining Marion General, Callecod worked at hospitals in Searcy, Ark., and Indianapolis, Ind.
Callecod replaces Jamey Thaw, who left in October after serving as the top executive for about nine years. In the weeks leading up to his departure, Thaw was on personal leave. The reasons for his leave and subsequent exit were never disclosed by the hospital or its board of trustees.
Callecod received his bachelor’s degree at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., and a master’s degree in business administration at Indiana Wesleyan University. Callecod and his family will join the Lafayette community this summer. Interim CEO Patrick Gandy, the hospital's COO, will continue to serve until that time.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.