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About Manship Theatre


The board, comprised of eight to 18 members, is responsible for oversight of the theatre. The board represents a cross-section of the community. Board members are nominated and chosen by existing members.

Board Chair
Layne McDaniel, Noesis Data

Board Vice-Chair
Fran Gladden, Cox Communications

Wendi Barnes, LaPorte CPA's and Business Advisers

Layne Dodd, Iberia Bank

Immediate Past-Chair
Edmund Giering, IV, Baton Rouge Area Foundation


Courtney Baker, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Ralph B. Bender, Manship Media
Stephen L. Brown, Brown Claims Management Group
Amy Canik, Regions Bank
Anita Coyle, Investar Bank
John B. Davis, Baker Donelson LLC
Eric Dexter, Civil Solutions Consulting Group
Mark Drennen, Capital Area Finance Authority
J. Curt Gautreau, CRSBR
Michael Hackett
Michelle Hardy, Turner Industries Group, L.L.C.
Brad Lambert, Louisiana Economic Development
Jason Dupree <1> Cypress Title
Rawlston (Bubba) Phillips, BeauLieu INC and Sunplus INC
Alexandra Rossi, Kean Miller Law Firm LLP
Jamie Watts, Long Law Firm L.L.C.
Michael West, Baker Donelson, LLP

Honorary Directors

James L. Ellis, Taylor Porter Brooks & Phillips
Paul S. West, Baker Donelson, LLP