Hecht Named Honorary Consul, SEC Picks Best LSU Professor | business news

Michael HechtChairman and CEO of Greater New Orleans Inc., has been appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Finland for Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Hecht will follow the Hon. Felipe de V. Claverie Sr., Senior Partner of the Phelps Dunbar Law Firm, who retired after serving as honorary consul of Finland for more than 19 years.

Hecht’s appointment as the new honorary consul was made by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and approved by the US State Department. Finland’s honorary consul is a member of the Louisiana Consular Corps, which represents more than 40 countries around the world.

The Honorary Consul of Finland promotes business opportunities, encourages investment, facilitates cultural exchanges, assists Finnish citizens and travelers, and promotes the relationship between Finland and Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Doctor Terry Billingsco-owner of the TMJ and Sleep Therapy Center in New Orleans, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine.

Billings is a Fellow and Fellow of the American Board of Craniofacial Pain, as well as having achieved Fellowship status with the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine.

The Business Development and Marketing Council of the National Association of Credit Unions has honored Federal Campus with a 2022 Diamond Award for its promotion of the Interaction Center at Long Farm Village in Baton Rouge.

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The award went to the full campaign category. The campaign included a virtual tour of the location, billboards, social media promotions, digital ads, and a website, all under the slogan “Digital Banking with a Human Touch.”

The Interaction Center is located at 9555 Antioch Road.

Graca VicenteBoyd Professor of Chemistry in the LSU College of Science, has been named the 2022 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner for LSU.

Vicente is also the Charles H. Barré Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and a special assistant for chemistry and life sciences to the vice president for research and economic development at LSU.

His research focuses on the synthesis of new organic materials, the study of their physicochemical and optoelectronic properties, and their evaluation for applications in various fields of biology and medicine.

It has been continuously funded for more than 20 years by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Vicente is the author of 12 book chapters, has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, and holds four patents.

To receive an SEC Achievement Award, the faculty member must have an extraordinary teaching record, particularly at the undergraduate level, and have a research record that is nationally and/or internationally recognized. College winners will receive an honorarium of $5,000 from the SEC and become their campus’ nominees for the SEC Professor of the Year Award.

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