Mary Bird Perkins Cancer FoundationElects Rose Hudson To Lead Board


Rose Hudson, president and CEO of Louisiana Lottery

Baton Rouge, La. – Rose Hudson, president and CEO of Louisiana Lottery, was recently elected to serve as chair of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Foundation board. She will lead the group made up of community leaders elected to manage an endowment for improving the future of cancer care. Hudson has been on the Foundation board since 2019 and served on the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center board for ten years.


Hudson is succeeding J. Gerard “Jerry” Jolly who will continue serving on the board as immediate past chair. Jolly, a retired partner of KPMG LLP, has served on the Foundation board since 2013. He has served as chair of the board since 2018.


“I want to thank Jerry for his many contributions to the Foundation board over the past several years,” said Todd Stevens, president and CEO of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “He has played an integral part in positioning and securing Mary Bird Perkins as the leading cancer care organization across the Gulf South. We are also excited for Rose Hudson to be stepping into the position as chair. She will help us continue to build a firm foundation for the organization so that we can propel cancer care forward for generations to come.”


Steven J. Moore, Steven J. Moore, LLC, will continue to serve as vice chair and Paul R. Thompson, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, will continue as secretary-treasurer.

Other board members include: Tee Brown, GMFS Mortgage, LLC; Brett Furr, Taylor Porter Attorneys at Law; Jeanne James, community volunteer; Rolfe Miller, Miller Group Wealth Strategies of Raymond James; Rebecca Nelson, community volunteer; Joseph B. “Beau” Olinde, retired; David T. Perry, Arthur J. Gallaher Risk Management Services, Inc.; Donna Saurage, community volunteer; Todd D. Stevens, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center; and Nathaniel Tannehill, Wampold Hospitality Collection.

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