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.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.