John E. Atkins
John E. Atkins, a partner in Atco Investment Co., has been elected the 2014 president of the Committee of One Hundred. Patrick W. Harrison of Sound Fighter Systems and Ross P. Barrett of VC Experts, Inc., were elected vice presidents, and John Peak of JP Morgan Chase was elected secretary/treasurer.
The following new Board members were elected for two-year terms: Atkins, Reggie Abrams, Lea Desmarteau, Chris Kinsey, Mike McSwain, Brian Morrison, Tom Ostendorff, Carter Rogers, Judy Williams and Pete Zanmiller. Robert Nichols was elected to a one-year term.
These directors will serve with returning board members: Barrett, Harrison, Peak, Rhonda Beauvais, Linda Biernacki, Bill Comegys, Robert Dean, Chris Gabriel and Harold Turner.
The Committee of One Hundred is a nonpolitical, nonprofit membership group of 181 active and advisory members organized as an educational, civic and charitable organization whose members are the highest-ranking local executives of businesses and professional enterprises in northwest Louisiana. The Committee works to mobilize the business community to improve Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas and maintains active interest in regional economic development, education and community relations.