Chett Chiasson | Executive Director, Port Fourchon

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Tell me about your work:

What is the best part of your job?
The ability to make a difference in the community I grew up in.

What is the hardest?
Seeing the community struggle through a bad economic time and the changes that come from that in terms of the business landscape.

What’s on the agenda for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission for the rest of 2019 and into 2020?
We are continuing to move forward on the Airport Corridor Project that constructs an access road between La. Highway 3235 and La. Highway 1, as well as a new bridge connecting it to Airport Road. We will be completing the bulkhead and sweep dredging on Slip C as well as another phase of channel dredging on Slip D. We will be finalizing our 203 Feasibility Report that provides Economic and Environmental Justification for 50 foot draft into Belle Pass. As well as, continuing construction of the Coastal Wetlands Park.

What is one leadership skill you feel everyone must learn?
Take every challenge head on and persevere.

Tell me about yourself:

As a child, what did you see yourself doing as a career?
I wanted to be an FBI agent.

What was your very first job?
I learned how to work on my Dad’s shrimp boat.  My first paying job was as a lifeguard at the Larose Civic Center pool.

What time to do you wake up and how do you start your day?
5:00 a.m. to bring our two dachshunds out and make my kids’ lunch for school.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
LSU Football. Geaux Tigers!

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and who would you bring?
European Tour with my family.
Favorites/This or that:

Favorite potato chip flavor:
Golden Flake – HOT

Favorite sports team:
ALL LSU Sports

Favorite TV series: 
The Office

How do you take your coffee?
One cream and one sugar

Favorite super hero: 

Ice cream or frozen yogurt?
Ice cream

Early bird or night owl? 
Both  •