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French LNG center director

McNeese State University announced that Jason Frencha well-known leader and consultant in the liquid natural gas industry, has been named Executive Director of the McNeese LNG Center of Excellence.

French is the director and founder of French Strategic Partners, a government affairs and business consulting firm based in Baton Rouge. He has extensive experience in the LNG industry. Prior to starting his company, he served as Senior Director of Government and Public Affairs for Cheniere Energy Inc. and Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for Tellurian Inc. He was the first president of the Louisiana Energy Export Association, a trade group dedicated to defending the interests of the LNG industry.

French holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Louisville. He has served on the boards of the World Trade Center New Orleans, the Council for a Better Louisiana, the Louisiana Committee of 100, and the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition.

named party at the council of state

RED STICK –Kalyn R. Partin of Lake Charles was appointed to the Chenier Plain Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority by Governor John Bel Edwards.

The Chenier Plain CRPA is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana and, through its Board of Commissioners, is organized with the primary duty to establish, construct, operate, or maintain fireworks flood protection with respect to hurricane protection, tidal flooding, salt water intrusion and conservation, and a secondary obligation to establish flood control, adequate drainage related to tidal or river flooding , and the development of water resources, including, but not limited to, the construction of reservoirs, diversion channels, gravity and pumped drainage systems, erosion control measures, and management marshes, and is authorized to enter into contracts and agreements.

Partin is the District 7 construction coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. She was nominated by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and will serve as a Professional Engineer.

Guillory ends his term as president

Tony GuilloryCalcasieu Parish Police Jury of District 4 and past 2020 Police Jury President, has completed his term as President of the Police Jury Association of Louisiana Board of Directors for 2021.

Guillory was sworn in last February and was officially recognized at the Police Jury Association of Louisiana convention, held last May in Baton Rouge.

Guillory is the sixth police juror from the parish of Calcasieu to serve on this council. He was third vice-president in 2019 and vice-president in 2020.

As president, Guillory said he and PJAL fought hard in Baton Rouge and Washington DC to support offshore drilling and tax incentive programs aimed at attracting businesses to the state.

Guillory is serving his fourth term as a District 4 police juror. A longtime Lake Charles resident, he is employed by the Don Harris State Farm Insurance Company.

Founded in 1924, the Police Jury Association of Louisiana was created to improve parochial government in Louisiana. Membership is open to any of the 64 parishes, whether organized as a police jury, parish council, parish commission, or consolidated form of government or city-parish.

Primeaux appointed to the board of directors

RED STICK – Wendy B. Primeaux of Grand Lake was renamed to the Volunteer Louisiana Commission.

The commission serves to encourage community service as a means of solving community and state problems, to promote and support citizen participation in government and private programs, to develop a comprehensive long-term vision and development plan. action for community service initiatives in Louisiana, to act as the state policy-making agency for the Corporation on National and Community Service, and serves as the state’s liaison with national organizations and states that support its mission.

Primeaux is a former case manager supervisor at Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana. She will represent community organizations.

EXIT welcomes three people to its team

EXIT Realty’s local affiliate offices are pleased to announce the addition of the following individuals to their teams of dedicated real estate professionals.

Mallory Monteith joined EXIT Realty Southern located at 2915 Commons St.

Lauren Hoffpauir and Sabrina Savell have joined EXIT Bayou Realty located at 824 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy Suite C.

These EXIT Realty offices are proud members of the growing EXIT Realty Louisiana network of independently owned and operated brokerages throughout the region.

OGA, LOGA Host Industry Meeting

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association and the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association held a joint annual industry meeting March 7-8 at the Golden Nugget. The meeting brought together local, state, and national stakeholders to discuss the state of the oil and natural gas industry, its vital impact on the state, and the importance of making Louisiana an attractive place for the industry to continue to invest.

The meeting program included panel discussions on carbon capture technology and the role of industry in the energy transition. Other highlights of the meeting include a panel on the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for the future of the workforce. Speaker highlights included the Attorney General Jeff LandryMayor of Lake Charles nic hunterPresident of the Senate Cortez page and Speaker of the House Schexnayder clay.

LMOGA and LOGA also held their respective board meetings during the meeting. During the LMOGA board meeting, the trade association elected a new board leadership, Selby Bush LilleyBHP as Chairman of LMOGA and Joel NoyesHess Corporation, as Vice President of LMOGA.

Fairbanks to lead Cameron LNG

HACKBERRY — Cameron LNG announced today that Whitney “Whit” Fairbanks was named President of Cameron LNG effective March 9.

Fairbanks spent more than a decade at Hunt Oil Company, where he led Hunt LNG Operating Company, the operator of Peru LNG, consisting of a 4.4 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) LNG liquefaction plant , a 400 kilometer gas pipeline and more than 400 employees. At Peru LNG, Fairbanks has led many successful initiatives focused on operational excellence, customer satisfaction, stakeholder engagement and facility expansion.

Prior to joining Cameron LNG, Fairbanks was a member of management at El Bucare Consulting, LLC, a strategy and management consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas. Previously, Fairbanks held various leadership positions at Hunt Oil Company, including Vice President of Strategy and Planning; vice president and general manager, Hunt LNG Operating Company; and Managing Director, Hunt Marcellus.

The Cameron LNG Liquefaction Export Project at Hackberry reached Phase 1 of full commercial operations in August 2020. To date, the facility has exported over 351 shipments of US natural gas to 29 countries worldwide.

The hospital received laboratory accreditation

SULFUR – West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Laboratory Accreditation by demonstrating continued compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe, quality patient care.

West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in October 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers assessed compliance with laboratory standards covering several areas including bacteriology, blood transfusion services, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, hematology, coagulation, immunology, molecular testing, parasitology, virology, blood gases and information management.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They draw on scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve their performance. Investigators also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

The game adds a new voice

LAFAYETTE — THE GAME (KLWB & KLCJ) is proud to announce that Matt Miguez joins the station as the new host of the afternoon training. “Crunch Time with Miguez & Meche” airs weekday afternoons on 103.7 Lafayette and 104.1 Lake Charles from March 4-6 starting today, March 14.

Miguez will also serve as content creator for the station’s website – – and social media accounts.

Miguez, 24, comes to THE GAME after hosting Ragin’ Review Podcast for the past four years, covering the Ragin’ Cajuns for Underdog Dynasty for three seasons and also contributing to Canal Street Chronicles.

The Crowley native will graduate in May from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor’s degree in general studies. He attended and graduated from Midland High School (Class of 2015).

Royer obtains his CTS specialist diploma

ALEXANDRIA — The Louisiana Travel Association celebrated the graduation of Kyler RoyerJeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission tourist information officer of the inaugural class of Louisiana Certified Travel Specialists (CTS) at the association’s 2022 annual meeting.

The 47 members of the CTS class have spent all of 2021 developing their skills through four educational sessions. Graduates learned about customer service, heard from leaders in the state’s travel industry, explored their process of personal growth, learned how to navigate Louisiana’s tourism resources, and connected their work to their community.

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