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The New Orleans Saints first round draft choice out of Ole Miss in 1971, Archie Manning played for the Saints until he was traded in 1982 to the Oilers. Archie was Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the National Football Conference in 1978. Manning had three consecutive 3,000 yard plus passing seasons from 1978-1980 and 12 straight games with at least one TD pass in 1978-79. Manning serves in public relations and consulting capacities for local, regional and national companies to include Gatorade and Reebok. He is the father to three sons of which two are NFL starting quarterbacks. Archie is a member of the Louisiana and Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and is currently the Chairman of the National Football Foundation. He is a co-director of the Manning Passing Academy with his sons. Archie received the Silver Buffalo Award by the Boy Scouts which is the highest award given for service to youth on a national basis. He is married to his college sweetheart, Olivia, and they are spending as much time as possible with their grandchildren.
Barbara Gresham Hammerman is a native of Natchitoches and a graduate of Northwestern University where she received her bachelor’ degree in communication prior to receiving a law degree from Western State University College of Law in California. Barbara has over 25 years in professional experience in financial resource development, and is noted for assisting non-profit organizations in integrating planned giving and endowment with annual and capital fundraising. Ms. Hammerman is a sought after speaker for and co-author of the book Endowment Right From the Start. Her volunteer commitments include The Luther Allison Endowment Fund and as a board member of the Shakespeare Guild and the The National Blues Museum.
Bart received a BS and a MBA from Louisiana State University and is employed as a registered representative of Financial Solutions Group in Alexandria, LA. He is a member and past president of the Kiwanis Club of Alexandria, president of Cenla Tiger Booster Club, past president and board member of Rapides Coliseum Authority, past board member-Alexandria/Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau, past board member-Alexandria Dixie Girls and past president – Centre Court Lions Club. Bart hosts a weekly radio call in show devoted to LSU sports from 4-6 pm every Monday. He is married with two children and a new grandchild.
Ben Taylor is a LSU graduate where he was a SAE. He serves as the Lake Charles Housing Authority Executive Director where he manages 70 employees which generates an average of $6.3 million in revenue annually (this information taken from an online news article), Vice President of Community Revitalization and Development Committee for the Louisiana Housing Council. He also serves on the Southwest Louisiana Task Force (formerly Rita Task Force) which was re-established in spring 2008 to tackle issues affecting southwest Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Rita, including: economic development, workforce development, fisheries, coastal restoration, housing, education and non-profit organizations.
Brian Cheramie received a B.A. in Economics from Nicholls State University in 1974, where he also competed on the golf team. Brian has been owner and chairman of several offshore marine transportation companies supporting the oil and gas exploration industry. He has been involved with New Orleans PGA TOUR and charities since 1980. He served as the 2000 Chairman of the PGA Compaq Classic of New Orleans.
Brian is currently serving on the board of directors for the Bayou District Foundation of New Orleans which oversees development of Columbia Park & City Park golf course and the Tiger Athletic Foundation (TAF) of which he previously served on the Executive Committee. He was elected Chairman of the TAF Board of Directors for 2017-18 after previously serving as treasurer. Brain’s board service also includes the Louisiana Museum Foundation, Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA), Argent Bank, Fore!Kids Foundation, and Lafourche Chamber of Commerce. He is also an avid collector of old Louisiana duck decoys, where his passion for their history led him to write “Louisiana Lures & Legends”, a historical account of Louisiana duck hunting. Brian has three children and a granddaughter names Shelby.
Charles HeroldCharles was born in Natchez, MS, in 1961 and graduated from Trinity Episcopal High School in 1979. Charles was named to the Babe McCarthy Tip-Off Club All-State Team that year. Charles played on the University of Louisiana at Monroe basketball team from 1979-1983 and earned his BBA from University of Louisiana at Monroe in 1983. He was privileged to play for LA Sports Hall of Fame coach Mike Vining on the first ULM basketball team to participate in the NCAA postseason basketball tournament in 1981. Charles received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1985. Charles was admitted to the Louisiana state bar in 1986 and he has practiced law with Hudson, Potts & Bernstein,LLP, one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in Louisiana, since that time. Charles became a partner in the firm in 1991 and he practices in Louisiana state court, federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Charles is a member of the ULM Athletic Foundation and past board member. He is a past member of the ULM Faculty Athletic Committee and he currently serves on the board of Neville Tiger Baseball Boosters, Inc. He is a former, licensed NFLPA Sports agent. Charles is an elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church and is an avid sportsman and outdoorsman. Charles is married to Susan Wolff Herold and they have three children, Michelle Herold McIntyre and her husband Andy McIntyre, Patricia Anatolize Herold and Charles W. Herold, IV.
Doug IrelandDoug Ireland is a native of Jonesboro and is an assistant athletic director/sports information director at Northwestern State University where he has worked since 1989. Prior to that time, Doug became the first assistant SID at Southwestern Louisiana from 1982-85. He was subsequently recruited to become an award winning sportswriter for the Alexandria Town Talk where he was covering LSU Athletics when his alma mater came calling. Doug has served as chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame since April 1991 and a member of the LSWA since 1982. Doug is a journalism graduate of NSU with his graduate studies occurring at NLU.
Dustin is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco Texas, with a degree in Financial Services and Planning. After graduation he worked for Fidelity Investments in Dallas Texas, as a Retirement Specialist. Dustin then returned to Natchitoches to take a position as a Financial Advisor with A. G. Edwards before becoming Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Cross Financial Group LLC. He is a past Chairman for the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce and past President of the Natchitoches Jaycees and treasurer for the Old Courthouse Museum. Dustin and his family are members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In his spare time, Dustin enjoys playing golf and tennis, hunting, fishing, and cooking for his family and friends.
Gerald BoudreauxGerald Boudreaux, who officiated in five NCAA Final Four basketball tournaments and worked four championship games (1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003) in a 20-year career as a nationally-renowned referee before taking over as the Southeastern Conference Coordinator of Officials from 2006-2013. Gerald is one of only three officials to work four Final Fours in a five-year span since the NCAA Tournament took its current format. In 2000, Gerald was honored as the Naismith College Men’s Basketball Official of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and in May of 2008 was named “Mr. Louisiana Basketball”, the top award given by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches for someone who has made a significant long-term contribution to basketball in Louisiana. Gerald is a Lafayette native and has worked extensively in youth, adult, and therapeutic programs through his position as director of Lafayette Parks and Recreation, as a member of the state recreation and parks commission, and as a LHSAA official in football, basketball, and baseball. Gerald became the eighth recipient of the Dave Dixon Sports Leadership Award in 2010. Gerald has a wife, Carlos, and three daughters, Brittney, Whittney and Hallie Boudreaux.
A radio and marketing veteran with over 24 years in the business, Gordy Rush currently serves as the Vice-President/Market Manager for Guaranty Broadcasting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was named The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters “Broadcaster of the Year” (Broadcasting Executive) in 2013 and “The Golden Mike” Award (On-Air) in 2009 making him the first person to receive both prestigious awards. Gordy is the sideline reporter for radio broadcasts of Tiger football games on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Rush, who also serves as the host for Inside LSU Football with Les Miles, played for the Tigers from 1988-90.
Gordy’s community service includes involvement includes serving on the Executive Board of Directors for Tiger Athletic Foundation, past Vice-President National L Club – LSU Lettermen’s Club and Board of Directors for Fore! Kids Foundation/Zurich Classic of New Orleans PGA and Baton Rouge Sports Foundation.
A native of central Louisiana, Greg O’Quin attended and graduated in accounting from Northwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University. He has been in the investment and financial planning business for 33 years and currently is a senior partner with Financial Solutions Group. In 2004, he was inducted into “The Long Purple Line” and is currently serving on the Northwestern Foundation Board of Directors. Greg served as the first chairman of the Rapides Foundation Board, a community foundation. He has competed in the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon and is presently training to run in the New York Marathon in November 2011. He works from Colorado 3 months of the year where he is an avid hiker and snow skier.
Joe Tumminello was born and raised in New Orleans and is a graduate of University of New Orleans with a Masters in accounting and holds a CPA certification. Joe received the second highest grade in Louisiana when he took the CPA examination. He served three years in the U.S. Army receiving an honorable discharge. Joe has over 20 years in varying levels of accounting to include serving as treasury manager for Ochsner Health Plan. Currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Hospitality Enterprises/New Orleans Hotel Consultants.