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.
Prominent Monroe attorney and businessman Guy Campbell III was elected to serve as Chairman of 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 last year 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 Universityof Florida, resides in Monroe. He is the father of two children, Jane and Claire.
Ronald Bordelon was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority.
Ronald Bordelon is the Chief Facilities Officer for the Louisiana Department of Education Recovery School District and oversees 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 the Delgado College Foundation, as well as various economic development organizations.
Admitted in both State and Federal Courts as a real estate and construction expert, he 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.
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.
With more than 19 years of professional expertise as a Certified Public Accountant, Cheramie is an independent investment representative with H. D. Vest Financial Services, which has more than 5,200 independent contractors managing over $26 billion in assets for some 1.8 million individuals, families and small businesses in all 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.
Michael C. Darnell is an attorney with the Orleans Parish Clerk of Criminal Court and has been a partner at Murray, Darnell & Associates, LLC, since 1995. While practicing law, Darnell has served in numerous legal and government positions including: councilmember-at-large and vice president, New Orleans City Council; judge pro tempore Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, Section C; vice president and general counsel, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority; and chairperson of the NORD Commission by-laws committee.
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.