Billboard exec Sean Reilly is the new chairman of Blueprint Louisiana, replacing founding chairman Matt Stuller. Additionally, businessman Bill Fenstermaker is the group's new secretary. Also a founding member of Blueprint, Fenstermaker is president and CEO of C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates.
Both men will serve a one-year term.
Blueprint is an ethics-minded advocacy group backed by business interests from around the state. Established in 2006, it has not only endorsed candidates based on their promises, but also holds them accountable by following up on legislation and keeping in touch with voters.
A former state representative, Reilly is president of the outdoor division of Lamar Advertising Company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana's only NASDAQ 100 company. "[Stuller's] vision helped pave the way for our success during the 2007 election season and this year's three legislative sessions," Reilly says.
Reilly's rise to chairman is a sure sign that the group is proceeding with its long-term plans and an indication that it wants to continue being a player on the statewide scene. More than 3,000 citizens and 40 organizations support Blueprint's mission.
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.
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