In local news:

Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) Executive Director Ava Dejoie announced the appointment of Meridith Trahant as Acting Director of the Second Injury Board yesterday. According to the news release, Trahant, a licensed attorney since 2005, has been working with the Office of Workers’ Compensation Administration (OWCA) as an Assistant Attorney General. Time spent in this position had her focused on defending cases for the Second Injury Board and OWCA, while providing legal assistance in the areas of workers’ compensation, open meetings, public records and the Administrative Procedures Act. Two additional appointments were also announced yesterday: Kenneth Burrell as Deputy Executive Director and Shannon Joseph as the new Director of Workforce Development.

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