Thursday, June 20, 2024

Leaderboard: NSU adds alumni affairs director, wealth advisor honored, SporTran CEO chair of association

by BIZ Magazine

Danielle Antoon Cobb named Director of Alumni Affairs at NSU

Danielle Cobb

Danielle Antoon Cobb has been named director of Alumni Affairs at Northwestern State University. Her appointment has been approved by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Cobb has been associate director of alumni affairs since 2019. Her duties have included enhancing participation from both alumni and non-alumni supporters in the areas of membership, attendance, affinity efforts and volunteer endeavors, working closely with the director of the NSU Foundation to determine and ensure institutional and organizational goals are met and planning and executing all alumni related events and reunions sponsored by the Office of University Advancement.

She was associate director of development at NSU before shifting into alumni affairs. Cobb was senior community development manager for the American Cancer Society from 2014-2019. She is a member of the the Service League of Natchitoches where she was president in 2020-21 and a past member of Kiwanis of Natchitoches and Les Amies Service Organization.

Kevin L Murphy named Best-In-State Wealth Advisor by Forbes Magazine

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy, CFP® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Shreveport, was named to the list of “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” published by Forbes magazine. The list recognizes financial advisors who have demonstrated high levels of ethical standards, professionalism, and success in the business.

The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of the nation’s most productive advisors. Murphy was chosen based on assets under management, industry experience, compliance record and best practices in his practice and approach to working with clients. Murphy is part of Laveer Wealth Management, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.

SporTran CEO named chair of South West Transit Association

CEO Dinero’ Washington has been named Chair of the Board of Directors for the South West Transit Association.

Dinero Washington

A Shreveport native, Washington also serves as President of the Louisiana Public Transit Association. During his 8-year tenure with SporTran, the organization has built a new Intermodal terminal, upgraded internal and user technology, introduced SporTran OnDemand service, eliminated the cost of ridership via their “Zero Fare” program, and much more.

SWTA’s Board of Directors includes representatives from all 8 states of the SWTA region; board members provide products and services to the transit industry and guidance for the organization and staff. SporTran was selected as Region 6 “Transit System of the Year” in 2020 at the annual SWTA conference.

Candy Marshall Welch

Tourist bureau grows team with addition of Candy Marshall Welch

Candy Marshall Welch has joined the Administration Team at Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau as a Visitor Service Specialist. 

Candy is a Texas native, former Travel Agent, Radio Station Music Director and Television Station Personality.

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