Four Elected to LSU Alumni Association Board of Directors

BATON ROUGE – Four LSU alumni were elected to the LSU Alumni Association Global Board of Directors at the organization’s annual meeting Friday, Nov. 18, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center.

The new members are David B. Braddock, of Dallas, cofounder and current board member of Broad Oak Energy II; Mario Julien Garner, the inaugural senior vice president and chief executive officer at Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital in Pearland, Texas; Jeffrey M. “Jeff” Mohr, of Baton Rouge, president of Lewis Mohr Real Estate and Insurance Agency; and Bart B. Schmolke, of Alexandria, La., an independent financial adviser with Financial Solutions Group.

“Leadership is critical to the success of any organization, and we are fortunate to welcome these outstanding, dedicated alumni to the board,” said Cliff Vannoy, association president and CEO. “The association and the university will benefit immensely from their expertise.”

All candidates were unanimously elected to at-large positions. They will serve three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2017.

Broad Oak Energy was recognized as No. 1 in the Inaugural LSU 100 – the fastest growing companies led by an LSU alumni and No. 2 in the Dallas Business Journal as the 2010 fastest growing company in Dallas. Braddock studied geology and business economics at LSU and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1974.

Garner graduated from LSU in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. He earned a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Tulane University and a doctor of education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Houston.

Mohr graduated from LSU in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in management and administration and earned a master’s degree in insurance management from Boston University. He is an active member of the LSU Alumni Association and Tiger Athletic Foundation.

Schmolke, a 33-year professional in the financial industry, earned a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1978 and an MBA in 1980, both from LSU. He is a longtime member of the LSU Alumni Association and the Tiger Athletic Foundation.

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