CIAC Board of Directors Commences New Year

BATON ROUGE, LA – The LSU Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) recently convened for the first meeting of its Board of Directors. The board bid farewell to two long-serving members, Kathy Trahan of Alliance Safety Council and Ken Naquin of the Louisiana AGC, and welcomed new member of the board, Michael Demouy of Louisiana AGC.

The 2018- 2019 Board of Directors are:

  • Travis Blair, president, Pala Group
  • Ryan Day, president elect, Primoris Service Group
  • Marc Bourgeois, treasurer, Regal Construction LLC
  • Chris Thompson, secretary, ISC
  • Rudy Comeaux, past president, The Lemoine Company
  • Marty Broadnax, Cajun Industries
  • Thom Bonner, Saulsbury Industries
  • Scott Couper, Pala Group
  • Steve Fleury, Structural TOPCOR
  • Glen Gulino, ISC
  • Michael Demouy, Louisiana AGC
  • Josh Rounds, Performance Contractors
  • Art Farve, Performance Contractors
  • Kenny Freeman, Petrin Corporation
  • Lane Grigsby, Cajun Industries

The 2018-2019 Committee Chairs are:

  • Personnel—Ryan Day
  • Finance and Governance—Marc Bourgeois
  • Curriculum & Accreditation Review—Ryan Day
  • Department Enhancement—Jason Creech
  • Student Enhancement—Chris Thompson
  • Membership & Fundraising—Rudy Comeaux
  • Publicity & Promotion—Lance McCann
  • Research—Josh Rounds
  • New Orleans Ad-Hoc—Hunter Thibodeaux
  • PTH Equipment Procurement—Scott Couper

The CIAC was established in 1997 to help build LSU's Bert S. Turner Department of Construction Management into the premier training ground for construction managers. From socials to skills training, the CIAC involves students well before graduation with programs that give them the skill sets they need to make a real impact as soon as they enter the work force. Cooperative work programs include: a mentoring program, interviewing skills workshop, networking opportunities, and field trips. For more information about the CIAC, please visit

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