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Officer Elections

Candidates for the following section vacancies are listed below.  The call for nominations closed on 31 October 2018.  However, at the annual Election Meeting, nominations may also be taken from the floor.  Only members of AIChE and the section in good standing are eligible to hold office.

Voting for the Candidates shall take place at the section’s annual Election Meeting (15 November 2018) at George's Southside Restaurant and their installation will take place at the section’s Annual Meeting (December 2018). 

Duties -

Vice-Chair:  In absence of the Chair, shall preside at all meetings of the section.  The Vice-Chair serves as the Chair of the Program Committee which makes arrangements (topic, speaker, location, food and time) for eight (8) or more monthly meetings (September through May).  Term of office is one (1) year, then serve as Chair for one year and then serve on the Executive Committee for two years.

Candidate Chelsea Bourdon.  Chelsea Bourdon graduated from LSU in December of 2014 and is employed by Hargrove Engineers and Constructors in Baton Rouge.  She has been part of the local AIChE chapter since 2016 serving as secretary for the past two years.

Secretary:  In absence of the Chair and Vice-Chair, shall preside at all meetings of the section.  The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Section and issue a report to the Institute (i.e., National AIChE), outlining the activities of the Section during the year.  The Secretary shall coordinate section meeting attendance with the Treasurer (e.g., receiving individual e-mail reservations).  After the annual election (i.e., December meeting), the Secretary shall forward the names of the officers and members of the Executive Committee to the Institute.  Term of office is one (1) year.

Candidate Erik Flores. Erik is a graduate of LSU and is employed at Hargrove Engineers and Constructors. He is currently serving the Baton Rouge Section as chair of the Education and Young Professionals committees.

Treasurer:  In absence of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, shall preside at all meetings of the section.  The Treasurer shall keep a financial record of the Section.  The Treasurer shall be charged with the collection and disbursement of funds (e.g., collection of meeting credits and debit payments) as authorized by the Chair or the Executive Committee.  Mid-year and end of year financial reports shall be prepared for the Executive Committee (essentially automated). Term of office is two (2) years.

Executive Committee Member (elected):  Provides guidance, recommendations and opinions at Executive Committee meetings. Former section officers usually best candidates to fill this position.  Term of office is three (3) years.

Candidate Randy Goodman.  Randy Goodman has been a member of AIChE since 1981, and has held the positions of Vice-Chair, Chairman, Executive Council, Seminar Chairman, and PDH Chairman in the AIChE Baton Rouge Chapter. Randy has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.  His career includes 25+ years as a Process Engineer working mostly in petrochemical and refining.  Randy’s work at DOTD has included work as the Right-of-Way Permits Engineer and Specifications Engineer.  As the Specifications and Standards Engineer leading the DOTD Specifications Unit he developed and produced the DOTD 2016 Louisiana Standards and Specifications book.  Randy currently serves as the DOTD Asset Management Engineer and has the responsibility for managing the agencies responsibilities relating to MAP-21, with a primary focus of developing and implementing the Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP).