Annual Parish Fair
Since 2010, Louisiana resident Kirk Fisher has served as chief operating officer of Plexos Group, LLC, based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Outside of work, Kirk Fisher gives back to his community. He has volunteered at St. George Catholic School, helping with the school’s annual fundraiser and auction.
Opening its doors in 1960, St. George Catholic School prides itself on offering a family-oriented community as well as excellent academics. It promotes faith development through service, prayer, and liturgy. With classes from kindergarten through eighth grade, the school has seen more than 4,500 students graduate.
This year’s annual fundraiser, known as the St. George Parish Fair, will run from October 6-8. Attendees can enjoy carnival rides, check out the fun-filled booths, and purchase food and beverages. They can also purchase T-shirts and ride wristbands, the proceeds of which go toward the school. Sponsorship opportunities are available for those who wish to sponsor a booth or game, such as the cake walk or bingo.
A diversely experienced business professional, Kirk Fisher has served as an adjunct professor in the Flores MBA program at Louisiana State University for the last seven years. Most recently, Kirk Fisher also took on the role of senior vice president and COO at Plexos Group, which has offices in both Louisiana and New York City.
Plexos Group has developed a reputation across the United States for its expertise in business advising and complex settlement services. Over the years, the company has leveraged the international experience of its team to serve numerous corporations and government clients. In one of its more recent projects, Plexos Group played a key role in the development of a temporary medical center for Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WRH) in Kingstree, South Carolina.
After suffering immense damage following a flood in October 2015, WRH began the process of opening an interim facility until it could receive a new, permanent building. Over the course of more than five months, hospital leaders worked with outside entities such as Plexos Group to determine which steps they needed to take to erect their temporary facility.
WRH opened its provisional center on December 16, 2016. Housed inside a series of mobile homes, the facility has designated areas for different medical specialties and patient needs. Each of these rooms comes equipped with top-of-the-line medical equipment, from moveable x-ray devices to CT machinery.
A business management professional with over 20 years of experience, Kirk Fisher serves as the chief operating officer for the Louisiana-based Plexos Group and teaches business courses part-time in Louisiana State University’s Flores MBA Program. Kirk Fisher also plays in Better than Nobody, a band that performs at a variety of charitable events, including the Casas for CASA playhouse raffle hosted by the Louisiana chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
CASA operates with the mission of providing children involved in legal proceedings involving abuse or neglect with a court appointed special advocate volunteer. Advocates provide support, speak up on behalf of foster children in court, and help secure permanent and secure homes for children in foster care. Louisiana currently offers 18 programs in 55 parishes, including Northeast Louisiana, New Orleans, and the Capital Area of Baton Rouge.
East Baton Rouge Parish’s Casas for CASA fundraiser is designed to raise public awareness and provide funding for Capital Area CASA Association programs. The fundraiser consists of three summer events that include a playhouse raffle, a silent auction fiesta, and the Kids Day safety and wellness fair. Its central event involves a playhouse raffle featuring an original luxury playhouse as the grand prize. Raffle periods last three weeks, and the Mall of Louisiana displays the year’s playhouse prize until the raffle’s conclusion.