Baton Rouge, New Orleans area people in Business for Sept. 13, 2020

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Baton Rouge areaThe LSU School of Veterinary Medicine has promoted Jenifer Godfrey to assistant dean of admissions and recruitment.Godfrey joined the vet school in April 2017 as director of admissions and enrollment and also teaches a course on ethics and jurisprudence. She had worked at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System office in an educational policy role focused on Title IV and Title IX of the Higher Education Act. Godfrey received her bachelor’s degree in political science in 2006 and juris doctorate in 2009, both from West Virginia University.Matthew Holmes, the fourth-generation owner of Holmes Building Materials in Baton Rouge, was recently named one of the independent hardware industry’s seven 2020 Young Retailer of the Year honorees by the North American Retail Hardware Association.The award recognizes individual achievement by industry retailers age 35 and younger throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is based on professional milestones, community engagement, continuing hardware industry education and extracurricular activities. Holmes took over as president of the company from his father in 2018. He started in the family business sweeping floors and stocking and by high school worked part-time at the store. He attended LSU majoring in construction management with a minor in business. He …

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