April 09, 2019
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Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been elected to the board of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), a community foundation and nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Louisiana's capital region. Since 1964, BRAF has issued grants totaling more than $200 million, and served more than 600 fund donors, who make grants to nonprofits through their charitable accounts at the Foundation.
Castille joins newly-elected BRAF board members: Helena R. Cunningham, founder and CEO of National Housing Consultant Services LLC; and Matthew C. Saurage, fourth-generation owner and chairman of Community Coffee. Dr. B. Eugene Berry and Francis C. Jumonville Jr. were elected to a second, three-year term, at the organization's recent annual meeting.
At Taylor Porter, Castille is engaged primarily in commercial litigation (federal and state), business transactions, education and charter school law, energy, insurance, construction, and governmental relations. Castille is the firm’s representative in MSI Global Alliance, a network of more than 250 accounting and law firms in 100 countries. He also is an MSI Global Alliance Area Representative for the continent of North America and serves on the Management Board.
Castille is an adjunct professor of law at Southern University Law Center and teaches Evidence, Pretrial Litigation Practice, Trial Advocacy, Louisiana Civil Procedure I, and Louisiana Civil Procedure II. Castille is the Immediate Past National President of the Southern University Alumni Federation. Castille is active in various education-related organizations. He is Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Schools for Baton Rouge and Chairman of the Board for Helix Community Schools. He is also Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX). Castille served on the Greater Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce Business Advisory Committee. He was a member of the Chamber’s 1997 Leadership class and was selected in 2000 by the Baton Rouge Business Report as one of Baton Rouge’s “Top Forty Under 40” community and business leaders.