Loyola Announces Five New Members to the Board of Trustees
(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans announced the selection of five new members to its Board of Trustees. They are Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., author and professor at the University of Detroit Mercy; Barry D. LeBlanc, president/CEO of Louisiana-based Pamlab and Red River Pharma pharmaceutical companies; Joseph E. Mahoney, Jr., managing partner of the John Hancock Financial Network office in Dallas, Texas; Elissa Forstmann Moran, professional consultant from Greenwich, Connecticut; and, Ashley C. Schaffer, poet and consultant for the Kansas City, Missouri, office of Habitat for Humanity.
Officers for the 2006 – 2007 Loyola Board of Trustees are Theodore (Ted) Frois, chair; Suzanne T. Mestayer, vice chair; the Rev. Lawrence W. Moore, S.J., secretary-treasurer; the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., president of the Board of Trustees; and, the Rev. James P. Bradley, S.J., vice president.
Gerald F. Cavanagh, S.J., professor of management at the University of Detroit Mercy, holds the Charles T. Fisher, III, Chair of Business Ethics and is the author of more than 40 research articles and five books. Cavanagh, who has lectured and consulted internationally with business firms, governments, and universities, holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Case Western University, a philosophy licentiate, master of business administration, and master of education degrees from Saint Louis University, a licentiate in sacred theology from Loyola-Chicago, and a doctorate of business administration in management from Michigan State
University. He previously served as academic vice president and provost at the University of Detroit Mercy, the Gasson Chair at Boston College, and the Dirksen Chair of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University.
Barry D. LeBlanc is president and chief operating officer of the pharmaceutical firms Pamlab, L.L.C., headquartered in Covington, La., and Red River Pharma, L.L.C., based in Shreveport, La. The former president and chief executive officer of Akorn, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, he has also served as a consultant to many closely-held businesses in the areas of strategic planning and competitive strategies. A certified public accountant, LeBlanc received a B.S. in accounting from the University of New Orleans and an M.B.A. from Loyola University New Orleans in 1982 with a concentration in finance. A four-term member of Loyola’s Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business Visiting Committee, he serves students as an executive mentor. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the University of New Orleans International Alumni Association.
Joseph E. Mahoney, Jr., is managing partner of the John Hancock Financial Network office in Dallas, Texas, where he is responsible for accelerating the growth of the firm and developing its clientele in the Dallas marketplace. Prior to joining JHFN, he was managing partner for Dallas-based Northwestern Mutual Financial Network/The Texas Financial Group. Mahoney, who received his bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University New Orleans in 1976, has earned numerous industry awards including life membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. He has also served on the executive committees of the Northwestern Mutual District Agent Association and the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network General Agent Association, and he is past chair of the marketing committee of the Northwestern Mutual Managing Partner Association.
Professional consultant Elissa Forstmann Moran is the founder and president of Friends of Nick, Inc., where she developed and delivered educational programs for parents, faculty, students, and a team of facilitators at 10 inner-city schools of the Archdiocese of New York. Previously, she served as the New Orleans program director of the Children’s Scholarship Fund. Moran currently is president of the Carl Forstmann Memorial Foundation of Greenwich, Connecticut, which gives to education, religion, and human services. She and her husband, Malcolm, owned and operated Baton Rouge/New Orleans-based Moran Printing until they sold their stake in the 120-year-old company in 2001. Moran has a B.S.F.S. degree in international relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and she is also an alumna of Loyola University New Orleans.
Ashley Schaffer works as a freelance editor and development advisor. Her current project involves consultation between Habitat for Humanity’s Kansas City chapter and BNIM, a national green architecture firm, to research, design, and build home models that will then be replicated by Habitat For Humanity chapters nationally.