Presidential Address
by Carolina Herrera, P.E.

We had a great start to our year with a joint luncheon with ASCE. Congressman Garret Graves for Louisiana’s 6th District spoke about the importance of correctly prioritizing infrastructure improvements in transportation, the continued need for coastal protection restoration projects in the State and the importance of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act for Louisiana.

Our September luncheon should be equally interesting with Mr. Ben Broussard, Director of Marketing and Membership Development of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA). He will be providing an outlook of this important sector in our local economy.

We are currently accepting nominations for the annual LES Baton Rouge Chapter awards. The board will review nominations and select the winners in October. The winners will represent our Chapter at the LES statewide level. A summary of the qualifications for each award can be found in our website at Please forward all nominations for the Baton Rouge Chapter to by October 16.

We have an opening for the position of younger member co-chair. If you are interested in becoming more active with the Chapter and would like to serve in this position, please contact me at for more information.

We want to thank again all who participated in our survey that was sent out this summer. Your input has been very valuable as we continue to build a community of professional engineers in our beloved city. As promised, five winners were randomly selected to be recipients of Sullivan’s gift cards. They are Lauren Everett, Don Brocksmith, Ann Trappe, Ivy Harmon and Chris Knotts. Enjoy!

We have more exciting events in the upcoming months that you don’t want to miss – see the list below.

If you know or work with someone who is not a LES member, please consider inviting them to join you at a meeting or other event. We look forward to seeing you around!

Annual Sporting Clay Event
The  Sporting Clay Tournament  will consist of 4-man teams. There will be 100 skeet per person and shooting from multiple stations throughout the course. The guys from Trinity Lightweight will be providing food for lunch, which will be ready around noon. Beverages will be provided by Waskey Bridge, Inc. An awards ceremony will be held with snacks and beer following the shooting. 

All proceeds go to the Mathcounts and Local School STEM Initiatives. If you don’t want to shoot, come join us for lunch or awards! Please RSVP so we have an accurate count for lunch. Non-LES members are encouraged to participate.

Sporting Clay Tournament (individual) : $60.00 per person
Sporting Clay Tournament (4 person team) : $240.00 per team  

Registration: Click Here!!

Deadline: October 6, 2017

If you have any questions, please contact Gregory Trahan at or Andy Shread at

Shooters are responsible for their own shells (low brass –lead shot, no larger than #7-1/2), shooting glasses, and ear plugs. This may be available for purchase at the gun club, but can be purchased anywhere. 

Special thanks to Trinity Lightweight, Waskey Bridge, Inc., and all of our Corporate Sponsors for their support.
Upcoming Events
September 28, 2017 - Monthly Lunch Meeting at Juban's - Mr. Ben Broussard from the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association (LOGA)

October 13, 2017 - Annual Sporting Clay Event at Bridgeview Gun Club - 1 pm Start
Register here.

October 19, 2017 - LSPS/LES Ethics Presentation - 6 pm Social, 7 pm Meeting at the SJB Group Field Office

October 26, 2017 - Licensing Ceremony and Monthly Lunch Meeting at Ralph & Kacoo's - Mr. Michael Ellis, Executive Director of CPRA will be speaking

November - Free Ethics Seminar at LSU (TBD)

December 7, 2017 - Monthly Lunch Meeting - Speaker and Location TBD
Additional Information
Louisiana Engineering Society Mission Statement 
The Louisiana Engineering Society is dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession by pursing an active leadership role through: 

1. Providing avenues for members to elevate their skills, competencies, and ethics. 

2. Communicating that engineering work must be performed by a professional engineer or supervised by a professional engineer. 

3. Public awareness activities. 

4. Services to the public and profession. 

5. Advocating registration of all engineers. 

6. Recognizing engineering achievements. 
Platinum Corporate Sponsors
Gold Corporate Sponsors

President Carolina Herrera, P.E. 

President Elect Lynne Roussel, P.E. 

Vice President - Kevin Beyer, P.E. 

Secretary/Treasurer - Greg Trahan, P.E. 

Director Andy Shread, P.E., P.L.S. 

Director - Kimberly McDaniel, P.E.

Young Members Chairman - Michael Somme, P.E. 

Past President - Shaun Sherrow P.E.