Longest Sitting Commissioner Jimmy Soileau Has Served for Over Twenty Years
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Longest Sitting Commissioner Jimmy Soileau Has Served for Over Twenty Years

James “Jimmy” Soileau has been on the Greater Krotz Springs Port Commission for 22 years. He is the longest sitting Commissioner at this time and has seen growth and development at the Port and for the community he has called home for most of his life. He is retired from the St. Landry School Board,...

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President Michael Thibodeaux has served as a Commissioner since 2000.

US Army Veteran Michael Thibodeaux has been lobbying the Louisiana State Legislature for over 30 years, beginning in 1982 when he started his career in public service as an Alderman for the City of Opelousas. In 1994, after actively working as a team member overseeing the continued improvement and growth of the City of Opelousas,...

Vice President Senic Batiste
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Vice President Senic Batiste

Mr. Batiste, a local businessman and Louisiana notary public, is a Southern University graduate and US Navy Veteran. Batiste spent his career working in the refinery industry as an Operations Supervisor for Chevron Corporation in which he retired after 44 years of service. He has served as a Commissioner at the Port of Krotz Springs...

Secretary Reed has strong family ties to the Port of Krotz Springs
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Secretary Reed has strong family ties to the Port of Krotz Springs

  Secretary Monita Reed was born and raised in Krotz Springs. She is a graduate of Melville High School’s class of 1973. She earned a degree in Business Administration and Data Processing from TH Harris Vocational Tech. She has strong family ties to the Port as her cousin L.J.Ortis owned and operated a push boat...

Ms. Carter, a 10 year board member, representing the City of Eunice
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Ms. Carter, a 10 year board member, representing the City of Eunice

Cheryl L. Carter has been a Board member at the Port of Krotz Springs for 10 years being appointed by the City of Eunice where she resides. Ms. Carter’s tasks involve communicating and working along with her fellow Commissioners in a manner that builds teamwork, a spirit of trust, and cooperation which builds meaningful connections throughout...

Mr. Clovis Cornelius
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Mr. Clovis Cornelius

Mr. Clovis Cornelius is a lifetime resident of Opelousas, LA. He is a parishioner of The Greater Union Baptist Church. He is the father of one daughter, Ambrea Cornelius. Ambrea is 21 years of age and attends Louisiana State University – Eunice Campus. Clovis is a 32 year employee of Ventura Foods. He also owns...

Commissioner Vernon H. Haynes
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Commissioner Vernon H. Haynes

Mr. Vernon Haynes Sr. has been a Commissioner of the Greater Krotz Springs Port Commissioner since 2003. He is a Funeral Director at the family business, Williams Funeral Home, Inc. He is married to the former Joyce Prudhomme and they have one son, Vernon Haynes II. Mr. Haynes is the son of the late Alvin Haynes, Sr.and...

Mr. Marcus Ray Majors, Jr.
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Mr. Marcus Ray Majors, Jr.

Commissioner Majors is married to Virginia Travis Majors. They have four children. His education includes being a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana, graduate studies at Louisiana State University in Advanced Microbial Physiology, and an undergraduate business law class at Louisiana State University. Mr. Majors was an EMT – Paramedic with Acadian Ambulance Service...

Mr. William (Bill) Thompson
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Mr. William (Bill) Thompson

Mr. Thompson is a 1957 graduate of Salinas High School in Salinas, California. He is a 4 year veteran of the United States air Force. After his service to our country, Mr. Thompson became employed with the United States Postal Service of which he retired in 2001. He then started working for the City of...