ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES has hired RYAN SHINKLE as area vice president. He was previously an Associate with Insgroup Inc. of Houston. Shinkle has experience in several areas of risk management and insurance, with emphasis on energy and construction niche practice groups. He is responsible for attracting new clients to the company as well as providing insurance and risk management services to existing clients. Prior to Insgroup, he was a senior account representative for Liberty Mutual Insurance where his responsibilities included sales, claims, loss control and overall risk management for clients.
NICHOLAS S. WISE has joined the Lafayette office of LISKOW & LEWIS. His practice includes the areas of energy litigation, toxic tort and environmental litigation, and maritime, oilfield and insurance. Wise is a 2011 graduate of LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where he received his Juris Doctorate and diploma in comparative law. While attending law school, he externed for the Louisiana Supreme Court under the Honorable Justice John L. Weimer. After completing law school, Wise served as a law clerk to the U.S District Court for the Western District of Louisiana under the Honorable Tom Stagg. He received his BS in information systems and decision sciences from LSU in 2006 and worked as a systems analyst for the Louisiana Division of Administration for two years before attending law school. CHRISTOPHER M. RHYMES also has joined the Lafayette office. His practice includes the areas of energy litigation, environmental law, and maritime, oilfield and insurance. Rhymes is a 2012 graduate of the Paul M. Hebert Law Center where he received his Juris Doctorate and diploma in comparative law. At LSU, he served as the managing editor of the Louisiana Law Review. Rhymes received his BA in political economy, cum laude, from Tulane University in 2009.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.