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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Chett Chiasson

Chett Chiasson

Executive Director
Greater Lafourche Port Commission/Port Fourchon

Chett Chiasson is the Executive Director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC), which runs Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport.

Chett’s experience at the Port Commission over the past 15 years includes the marketing and leasing of port and airport properties as well as grant writing, management, and disaster recovery.

Since being named director in January 2010, Chett has played a leadership role in working to protect Port Fourchon and Louisiana’s surrounding coast from devastating land loss while also stressing the importance of a robust oil and gas industry for our local, state, and national economies and U.S. energy security. Chett has also had several opportunities to testify to the U.S. Congress regarding the economic importance of Port Fourchon and the oil and gas industry and how industry and the environment can and do work together.

Chett is the Chairman of the Gulf Caucus (of Gulf Coast Ports) and a member of the AAPA Board of Directors. He is a member of the Louisiana Multimodal Commerce Advisory Commission, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation board. Chett is also Chairman of the Louisiana CPRA Board’s Finance Working Group. He is immediate past President of the South Central Industrial Association (SCIA), Past President of the Ports Association of Louisiana (PAL), Chairman of the LA Highway 1 Coalition, Vice President of the Executive Board of Restore or Retreat, and a Fourchon Oilman’s Association board member. Most recently, Chett was appointed to the Lafourche Parish Industrial Development Board where he serves has President. Also, Chett is a Past Chairman of the Lafourche Chamber and Past President of the Bayou Industrial Group. He is a graduate of both Leadership Lafourche (2008) and Leadership Louisiana (2009), was named one of the Best of Lafourche’s Forty under Forty in 2014 and was honored as the LSU Public Administration Institute’s 2015 Distinguished MPA Alumnus.

Chett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from LSU.