Coulter McMahen is the New President and CEO of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association

The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association (LADA) announced the appointment of Coulter McMahen as its new president and chief executive officer. McMahen joins LADA from Taylor Porter, one of Louisiana’s oldest and largest law firms, where he has a proven track record of success in representing clients across various industries, making him a strategic choice to lead LADA into a new era. 

McMahen’s selection as president and CEO follows a rigorous executive search conducted by LADA chairwoman Kristie McMath Hebert and the board of directors, reflecting LADA’s commitment to excellence. As president and CEO, McMahen will lead LADA’s strategy, advocacy efforts, and oversee operations of LADA and its subsidiaries, focusing on elevating the profile of the Association and championing the interests of Louisiana’s automobile dealers. 

Hebert expressed enthusiasm for the exciting developments in Louisiana’s automotive landscape. 

“We are embarking on an exciting time in Louisiana, marked by new leadership, legislators, and a new generation of auto dealers who are finding innovative ways to serve their respective communities. I know I speak for the entire board when I say we are thrilled to have Coulter join our team and bring his fresh perspective to our work.” 

 “LADA represents much of what is great in Louisiana,” remarked McMahen. “Our dealers are integral to driving Louisiana’s economy as taxpayers, business owners, employers, and service providers. I’m excited to collaborate with our outstanding board and experienced staff to showcase the value that Louisiana’s auto dealers bring to our state.” 

 The Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association looks forward to the positive impact Coulter McMahen will make as he leads the Association toward continued success and prominence in the automotive industry. 

LWCC Raises More Than $50,000 For Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program

Together with its agent and business partners, LWCC donated $50,500 to the Foundation’s (LBF) Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program during LWCC’s annual Speaker Series, featuring bestselling author Ryan Holiday.

 The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program provides higher education scholarships to dependent children of Louisiana workers who were killed or permanently disabled as the result of a workplace accident. Since 2004, the program, which is administered by the LBF, has awarded 337 scholarships totaling over $863,000 to help students attend a school of their choice.

“We’re delighted to make this donation to Kids’ Chance, which has helped so many young Louisianans access higher education,” said Kristin Wall, LWCC President and CEO. “Our promise is to be there for Louisiana workers, providing the best possible care when they need it most. This partnership allows us to extend that reach to also support the children of those affected by a workplace accident throughout their learning journey.”

At the event, Wall presented the check to the Honorable John C. Davidson, (Ret.), Vice President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Laura Sewell, Acting Executive Director of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and Derrek Trouard, a former Kids’ Chance scholarship recipient.

 “LWCC’s continued support for the Kids’ Chance Scholarship Program has been invaluable,” said Sewell. “At the Louisiana Bar Foundation, we use this vital funding to help children affected by their parent’s catastrophic workplace injuries achieve their educational goals. Without LWCC’s and others’ funding, many of these children would be faced with giving up their educational aspirations in order to work to financially support their families.” 

Featured speaker Ryan Holiday provided guidance on mastering life’s many challenges, reminding attendees that while we cannot control what happens to us, we can control how we respond. By weaving together ancient, timeless wisdom with key messages from his bestselling trilogy “Obstacle is the Way, “Ego is the Enemy,” and “Stillness is the Key,” Ryan provided a framework for navigating life’s complexities.

St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School has served the Shreveport-Bossier area for over 73 years. Founded in 1951 in the heart of the Broadmoor neighborhood, St. Joseph has remained an important ministry of our local church and community. Parents have the responsibility of serving as the primary educators of their children. When seeking a school to partner in this mission, parents seek an institution that mirrors and supports the values they wish to instill in their children.

At St. Joseph Catholic School, we believe that providing an excellent Catholic educational experience is paramount. Our students are taught the importance of living a life of virtue, as found in the Gospels. We imitate the lives of those who have set an example as faithful leaders so that such a legacy may continue. It is important for the students entrusted to our care to receive an education that reflects these values. Providing an avenue of academic success is equally important, preparing students for life’s adventures now and in the future. 

You are invited to find out more about St. Joseph Catholic School by scheduling your private tour with our principal. You may do so by visiting our website at You may also call us at (318) 865-3585. Find out today why it is always great to be a Falcon!

Willis-Knighton Surgeons Celebrate 50th Focal One™ Case Noninvasive Technology Treats Prostate Cancer

Surgeons at WK Bossier Health Center celebrated a milestone on December 4 – the 50th case using Focal One™ technology to treat prostate cancer. The noninvasive procedure designed for patients with localized prostate cancer was introduced last December at WK Bossier with Gerard Henry, MD, performing the first case last year and the 50th case on Monday. Additional urologists offering the Focal One™ procedure are W. Stewart Bundrick Jr., MD, and Christopher Wilson, MD.

Focal One™ combines real-time ultrasound image guidance with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biopsy data presented in 3D. Using a probe, the doctor navigates to the tumor in real-time, directs high-speed ultrasound energy at the targeted area, and ablates only the diseased portion of the prostate. No incisions are made.

“For low volume, low-grade prostate cancer, Focal One™ is a very safe treatment choice,” said Dr. Henry. 

The procedure appeals to patients because it minimizes the effects of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction that are often associated with radical prostatectomy and traditional radiation. 

Focal One™ is one of the numerous advanced services available for patients with prostate cancer at various stages of their disease. Proton therapy and Pluvicto are also part of the cancer-fighting advances at Willis-Knighton, the only healthcare facility in Louisiana to offer proton therapy.

Centenary College Student Organization Receives National Honor

Centenary’s National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) chapter won a national programming award in September 2023, capturing the National Association of College and University Residence Halls (NACURH) “Social Program of the Month” for a program called Featherweight organized by resident assistant Briana Aguirre.

“Of The Months,” or OTMs, is a competition sponsored by the NACURH to highlight and recognize community members on college and university campuses across the country. Centenary has been participating with NACURH for nearly 25 years and has won awards in the past but hasn’t had a national OTM winner since 2010.

“To get to the national level, an OTM first has to win at the campus level, then at the regional level,” explained Katherine Shamburger, director of residence life and student conduct at Centenary. “Our region (SWACURH) is made up of Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, and we’re actually the smallest affiliated school in our region.”

Featherweight was a de-stressing, “brain break” pillow-fighting contest staged outside of James Residence Hall that attracted more than 70 students. Resident Assistant Briana Aguirre is in her first year on the Centenary Residence Life staff and works with first-year students living in the James Hall Annex. Fellow RA and NRHH member Coby Harris wrote the OTM nomination for Aguirre’s program and highlighted the fact that the Featherweight event helped attract attention to another Residence Life program on suicide prevention.

“These two programs complimented each other very well as the fun pillow fighting was a funnel into a more serious topic that college students should be aware of,” wrote Harris in OTM nomination. “The impact of this program (Featherweight) actively added to the sense of community on campus as I noticed people speaking to each other for the first time and introducing themselves. As the week of most students’ mid-terms was coming up, I thought this was a great way for students to find a small escape and potentially get rid of some of the stress students often bottle up.”