Other members of the executive committee elected during the December board meeting were Tara C. Hernandez as vice chair and Darryl D. Berger as secretary-treasurer.
Baker was appointed to the board in April 2015 by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. He succeeds Laney J. Chouest, whose term as chairman expired in December. Chouest will continue to serve as a commissioner until his five-term ends in June.
Baker previously served as a managing member of Centergy Development Group; as assistant to the mayor of New Orleans for policy, planning and development; and as a field executive for several of the nation’s largest mall development and management firms.
CEVA Logistics has appointed Gianclaudio Neri as managing director of its Italy cluster.
Neri brings more than 30 years of experience in senior roles in businesses in Italy, with a particular emphasis on turning around and developing companies, according to CEVA, which said he put 2i Rete Gas, the leading gas retailer in Italy, “back on track. He has driven Intermarine back to profitability and has also led Piaggio to significantly improve returns, which allowed it to IPO in 2006.”
Neri succeeds Christophe Poitrineau, who is leaving CEVA to pursue other career opportunities.