The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority is governed by a seven member Board of Trustees. Each member is appointed by the Governor of the state of Louisiana. The term of service for each Trustee is set by the Governor. All terms are staggered in duration. The LPFA Board of Trustees is comprised of professional, business and community leaders from across the state. The Board officers of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary-Treasurer are elected by the Board annually. The Board holds regular monthly meetings to handle all matters of the LPFA presented on the meeting agenda.
Ronald Bordelon was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority.
Ron is President of a nation-wide program management firm and former Chief Facilities Officer for the Louisiana Department of Education. Ron was responsible for all aspects of the $2 billion School Facilities Master Plan, the largest school disaster recovery program in US history. As former Chief Executive of a privately held real estate development firm, Ron brings a unique blend of both public and private sector approaches to disaster recovery and large capital programs.
Ron was also appointed and served on the Louisiana State Board of Commerce and Industry and is also a board member of several economic development and philanthropic organizations. He currently serves on the Forbes Technology Council and is a former Board Member of the Performance Based Building Collation.
Admitted in both State and Federal Courts as a real estate and construction expert, Ron is supported by multi-state licenses in real estate, appraisal, construction, and various professional certifications. Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development, and is ABD earning a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Organizational Development, presenting at international conferences in London, United Kingdom and Montreal, Canada. Ron developed both Corporate Facility Planning and Commercial Financing Strategy curriculums as part of a Master of Real Estate program and serves as an Associate Professor for Villanova University in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Malone practices in the areas of corporate law, entertainment law, business transactions, civil litigation and public sector law. His experience includes representing business and governmental entities in state and federal courts, representation of public sector administrative bodies and charter schools, structuring complex commercial transactions, public bid law and zoning litigation, police and municipal liability claims, personal injury defense and commercial law.
Malone received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern University and his law degree from Southern University Law Center. Malone was admitted to practice in 1985. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana district and appellate courts as well as the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Malone’s legal career includes an appointment as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Shreveport; Special Assistant District Attorney for the First Judicial District; and the first Parish Attorney for the Parish of Caddo. After serving in government for more than seventeen years, Malone entered private practice and became a partner in a regional law firm. In 2005, Malone established and managed The Malone Law Firm, L.L.C. during the course of the next ten years. He currently serves as General Counsel for the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission and Of Counsel to our firm.
Craig A. Cheramie, a top-producing independent investment representative and personal financial specialist, has joined the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority. Cheramie was appointed to the LPFA Board of Trustees by Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2010.
With more than 35 years of professional expertise as a Certified Public Accountant, Cheramie is an independent investment representative with Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., which has more than 3,800 independent contractors managing over 137 billion in assets for some 400 thousand individuals, families, and small businesses in 50 states. Cheramie has consistently proven to be a top-producing representative for the firm in Louisiana.
Cheramie is also a member of the Greater New Orleans chapter of the Financial Planning Association and a member of the Louisiana Society of CPA’s Financial and Estate Planning committee.
He graduated from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA with a degree in accounting and a minor in computer science. Cheramie and his wife Sherry live in Metairie, LA.
David W. Groner is an attorney and the president of David Groner, PLC. A lifelong resident of New Iberia, Groner has served as chairman of the Atchafalaya Land Commission, a member of the Iberia Medical Center Board of Trustees and is a partner with Standard Title for Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.
Guidry, of Thibodaux, is a licensed clinical social worker and the CEO of Start Corporation, which serves to promote opportunities that enhance the self-sufficiency of people who are impaired in their abilities to live and function independently.
Mr. Matthew T. Valliere of Zachary was appointed by Governor John Bell Edwards to the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority Board of Trustees. Mr. Valliere is the Chief Executive Officer at CareSouth in Baton Rouge.
CareSouth Medical and Dental is a private, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center that provides a comprehensive range of community-based medical, dental and behavioral health services including primary care, pediatrics, HIV health testing and care, OB/GYN, immunizations, podiatry, chronic disease management and individual, group, and family therapy. CareSouth has locations in Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Zachary, and Donaldsonville.
Prominent Monroe attorney and businessman Guy Campbell III was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority.
Campbell, a tax attorney and partner at Snellings, Breard, Sartor, Inabnett & Trascher, LLP in Monroe, was appointed to the LPFA Board of Trustees by Gov. Bobby Jindal. He also serves as President of Campco of Monroe, Inc., a real estate development company and manages two other holding companies in Ouachita Parish.
Campbell, who holds degrees from Louisiana State University and the University of Florida, resides in Monroe. He is the father of two children, Jane and Claire.