Featured Speakers
Offsite Events
Getting Here & Getting Around
Call for Papers

3 - 6 November 2024

Student Union
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Featured Speakers

Phillip MayPhillip May

President and CEO of Entergy Louisiana

Phillip May is president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana, an electric utility that serves more than 1.1 million customers in 58 Louisiana parishes. He is responsible for the company’s safe and reliable service, financial performance, customer service, regulatory and public affairs, resource planning, economic development programs and charitable contributions. May is actively engaged in capturing Louisiana’s unprecedented economic growth opportunities. To achieve this, May is strategically aligning the company to meet evolving customer expectations by transforming the grid towards greater resilience, reliability, and sustainability. This includes Louisiana’s first ever $1.9 billion comprehensive grid resilience plan along with the modernization of the generation fleet to meet our customers’ demand for low and no-carbon energy.


Chett ChiassonChett C. Chiasson

Executive Director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission 

Chett Chiasson is the Executive Director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission, which runs Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport. Chett’s experience at the Port Commission over the past 18 years includes the marketing and leasing of port and airport properties as well as grant writing, management, and disaster recovery. His battle-tested leadership saw Port Fourchon through the aftermath of a direct hit from 2021’s Hurricane Ida, highlighting the port’s resilience and strength by opening for business within nine days of landfall. 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 the energy industry for our local, state, and national economies and U.S. energy security. 


Glenn LedetGlenn Ledet, Jr.

Executive Director of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

An accomplished leader with more than 17 years of expertise, Glenn P. Ledet, Jr., PE has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors navigating coastal issues in Louisiana. Before being appointed Executive Director of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Glenn spent more than 13 years in the coastal engineering industry, including the last four years with a nationally renowned multi-discipline engineering, planning and construction management firm, where he led the strategic growth, business development, and operations for all of the company's coastal and water resources initiatives. Glenn also spent more than three years at CPRA serving as an Engineering Supervisor and then as the Assistant Administrator of CPRA's Operations Division.



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