Monday, June 17, 2024

Bossier Chamber Annual Meeting 2023: Business Person of the Year nominees

by BIZ Magazine

Dianne Clark

Dianne Clark has worked as the Executive Director for Sci-Port Discovery Center for the last four years. She has spent countless hours working to obtain funding and support to revolutionize Sci-Port so that it features up-to-date exhibits, numerous learning opportunities and a wealth of enjoyment for all visitors. Her greatest accomplishment at Sci-Port is the Goodman IMAX Dome renovation. Dianne worked tirelessly to renovate the theater by upgrading the IMAX projection system, state-of-the-art lighting and sound as well as adding a gift shop. With the upgrade, Sci-Port is now able to provide the newest documentary and feature-length films. In addition to the work Dianne has done transforming Sci-Port, she also spends her time giving back to the community by volunteering with organizations such as Dress for Success, Renesting Project, and the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Prior to becoming the Executive Director at SciPort, Dianne completed 30 years of service with the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. 

Dr. Morgan Lang

Dr. Morgan Lang became the first female orthodontist in Northwest Louisiana in 2012. Over the past 10 years, her business has grown from four employees to more than 12 employees and recently expanded to Natchitoches and Benton. Dr. Lang has treated thousands of patients in the Ark-La-Tex and makes a precedent to provide a family-focused environment for her patients and team members. In 2017, Dr. Lang and Lang Orthodontics was awarded the J. Pat Beard Business of the Year. When Dr. Lang isn’t working, you can find her volunteering and/or supporting organizations such as the YMCA, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, just to name a few. Lang Orthodontics initiated the Geaux Smile Foundation, which offers treatment to those that would not otherwise be able to afford orthodontic care. Dr. Lang and her team utilize their time away from seeing patients by visiting more than 25 schools to educate students, encouraging proper oral hygiene, and speaking for both orthodontic health month and national children’s dental health month.

John David Person

John David Person has worked for Nelson & Hammons Law Firm for the past 14 years, starting as a runner and successfully working his way up to Director of Operations. He is responsible for a wide range of operational and administrative aspects of the firm’s business functions and provides counsel and support firm management. John David is passionate about practicing servant leadership and giving back to his community. He is an active Paul Harris Fellow Rotarian and an active member of his local Rotary Club as well as serving on various local non-profit committees. He was recently named a 2022 recipient of the 40 Under 40 Class for the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce and the 2022 list of Who’s Who in America. John David is also a Bossier Chamber Diplomat, as well as an Honorary Commander for Barksdale Airforce Base. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, being outdoors, traveling and reading. 

Margaret Shehee

Margaret Shehee is a native of Shreveport and currently serves on the board of Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company and is the President of Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Crematorium and Cemeteries. Since 1985, she has worked for her family business and is the third generation to work there. The company turns 90 this year, an accomplishment she is most proud of. Margaret has led a professional life dedicated to service and giving, having been involved in numerous local organizations such as Grace House, the Red River Revel, Shreveport Regional Airport Authority, and Goodwill Industries.  She is a past chair of the Better Business Bureau Board, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana Board and Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, serves on the Greater Bossier Economic Development Foundation. She has served on national and state boards such as the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum Board, the Louisiana Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors, the Life Insurers Council (national), and the Louisiana Insurer’s Conference. 

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