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2023 Board of Directors and Founding Members

The legacy of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation continues through the dedication of community leaders whose steadfast volunteer service and board leadership are achieving the Foundation’s mission and vision for tomorrow. The Foundation proudly recognizes the 2023 Board of Directors.


George D. Nelson, Jr., Louisiana Companies

Immediate Past-Chair
Monica Zumo, Hannis T. Bourgeois, LLP

Charles Lamar, Investor/Philanthropist

Janet Olson, Lamar Advertising (retired)

Annette D. Barton, Community Leader/Philanthropist


Marvin Borgmeyer, Exxon Mobil (retired)
J.S. Brown III, Bruce Foods Corporation
Paula Pennington de la Bretonne, Community Leader/Philanthropist
Art Favre, Performance Contractors
Fran Harvey, Louisiana Remote Sensing and GIS Institute
Veneeth Iyengar, State of Louisiana
C. Kris Kirkpatrick, Long Law Firm
Claude B. Pennington, III, Investor/Philanthropist
Daryl B. Pennington, Sr., Investor/Philanthropist
Christel Slaughter, Ph.D., SSA Consultants
John Spain, Baton Rouge Area Foundation
Ann Wilkinson, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation (retired)

Ex-Officio Directors

Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President, East Baton Rouge Parish

André J. Greene, CPA, Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation

John P. Kirwan, Ph.D., Pennington Biomedical Research Center

William Tate IV, Ph.D., LSU President

Mary Werner, LSU Board of Supervisors Representative

Founding Members

Special honors go to the founding Board of Directors of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation whose dedication and perseverance are forever appreciated.

John W. Barton, Sr.*
Henry Goodrich*
Robert S. Greer, Sr.*
William H. LeBlanc *
Charles W. McCoy *
Leonard R. Nachman, II
Thomas P. Singletary *
J. Frank Terrell, Jr.*
David M. Walker*
W. W. Williams*
Milton J. Womack *
William H. Wright, Jr.*


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