Men to Watch 2015






Louisiana is home for many talented, intellectual, cultured, and politically savvy people. THE DRUM staff and editors have identified the people to watch in 2015 from Ponchatoula and Hammond to Baton Rouge and Lafayette. We introduce them to you here and encourage you to follow them.




John Gray Jr, 34john gray web
Professional title: Musician with Continuum Music
Educator at The Dunham School
Location: Baton Rouge
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Nathan B. Haymer, 36Nathan Haymer
Professional title: Director of Bands
Organization: Southern University
Location: Baton Rouge
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Lemar Franklin Marshall, 52Lemar MArshall
Professional title: Hammond City Councilman-District 4/Practice Administrator
Organization: City of Hammond/North Oaks Obstetrics & Gynecology, LLC
Location: Hammond
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Bishop Samuel McGill III, 42sAMUEL mCgILL
Professional title: Presiding Bishop and CEO of All Nations Radio, LLC.
Organization: All Nations Church International & All Nations Radio
Location: Hammond and Ponchatoula
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Donney Rose, 34donney Rose
Professional title: Program Director/Teaching Artist
Organization: Forward Arts, Inc.
Hometown: Baton Rouge
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Chancelier “xero” Skidmore, 43Xero
Title: Executive Director
Organization: Forward Arts
Hometown: Plaquemine, LA
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Leroy “Bro. Jay” Vallot, 50s Leroy Vallot
Professional title: Media Activist
Organization: Real Talk Radio Show, Digital Soul Media, and Community Defender TV Show
Location: Lafayette, LA
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