July 29 - Tara C. Hernandez has been appointed to the board of commissioners at the Port of New Orleans.

Hernandez succeeds Gregory R. Rusovich and will serve a five-year term.

"We are thrilled to welcome Hernandez aboard," said Port president and ceo Gary LaGrange. "Hernandez brings a wealth of experience in real estate development and entrepreneurial endeavours to the board and is a respected leader within the Greater New Orleans business community."