BRIAN GOHRES ’99 CHOSEN AS STA DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE 2014
Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School is pleased to announce Brian Gohres has been chosen as the 2014 Distinguished Graduate. Since graduating from STA in 1999, Gohres attended Southeastern Louisiana University and graduated magna cum laude in 2003. He has also earned certifications as an insurance counselor and in customer relations. He currently serves as the President of Emery & James LTD – Gohres Insurance.
He is a founding member of STA’s Falcon Alumni Association, and is dedicated to cultivating membership and support for STA. He has consistently shown commitment to the school, its students, and its mission, and has devoted countless hours to the betterment of STA. “My Catholic education and experience was a vital part of my development as a Christian, and I truly believe that my time at STA has helped me become the person I am today,” said Gohres.
Brian is also very involved in community and civic organizations, most recently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Hammond Chamber of Commerce, and past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Leadership Tangipahoa. “Brian is a natural leader with the tenacity to succeed,” said STA Alumni President Lindsay Taylor Whittaker ’00. “He has the ability to bring people together to work toward a common goal. His generosity towards others prevails in everything he does.”
Brian and his wife Kelly have a one-year old daughter named Elsie.
PHOTO ID: The Most Reverend Robert W. Muench, Bishop of Baton Rouge congratulates STA Distinguished Graduate Brian Gohres ’99 at a recent dinner with the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Also pictured are Dr. Melanie Verges, Superintendent of Schools and Jose Becerra, STA Principal.