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University of Kentucky with a degree in marketing, and upon graduation she worked in public relations for a Fortune 500 company. In 2010, she moved to New Orleans to attend law school. After law school, she began working as an attorney at Fishman Haygood, LLP. Her practice spans a variety of subject matters, including class actions, coastal land loss and industrial and environmental accidents, public bid law disputes, securities fraud litigation, and contract disputes. Blair also proudly serves on the board of directors for the Association for Women Attorneys and the Independent Women’s Organization of New Orleans.
Carter received his Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Spring Hill College, a master’s degree from Fordham University and a S.T.L. from Woodstock College. His field of research is nuclear and elementary particle theories. He has published many articles in the fields of nuclear physics and in theology.
degree in May 2007 and completed her LUTCF designation in March 2015. She is currently working on the RICP designation.
She began her career with State Farm Insurance in 1999 and opened her State Farm Insurance agency doors on December 1 st, 2007. Thelma is the first Latina State Farm
Agent in LA. In 2013, she became the first Latina Smart Driver volunteer instructor for AARP i and served on the Diversity Council for AARP. She has participated in KABOOM!, a project for building playgrounds for local urban schools, providing school
bags & supplies to local students, donating food baskets on Thanksgiving, and Visa gift
cards during Christmas.
In 2014, Thelma was appointed President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Hispanic Chamber Foundation. I am proud to see the positive changes that have transpired within the Chamber and the Hispanic community.
In 2015, became a board member for the Workforce Development Board, and in February 2016, became their Chairperson for the Operations Advisory board.
Thelma is a believer in “giving back” and chooses her volunteer projects where she thinks she can have the most impact.