Laurie Soileau elected President of HCIAJun 10th, 2013 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: news
On June 6, Laurie Soileau, the new President of the Harvey Canal Industrial Association, officially took the helm of the HCIA presiding over its first General Membership Meeting of the 2013-2014 term.
A vice president with IBERIABANK, Soileau was installed by the HCIA on May 15 at Boomtown Casino on the Harvey Canal where she pledged to lead the industrial association to be a beacon of opportunity and voice of business and industry for years to come.
“Ten years ago I became a member of the HCIA with a singular focus, to serve,” said Soileau. “As many of you know, my background included more than fifteen years in the oil and gas industry. I had and have a strong desire to see a continued success in the business and industrial economy that supports that industry.” The newly elected president is a resident of Belle Chasse and is the 67 year old organization’s third female president.
“As the third female president in the history of HCIA, I am both proud and honored,” Soileau said. “Women taking on leadership roles in the community and workforce bring a new perspective and energy. I look forward to working together with our member companies, community, local and state leaders to bring focus to the Harvey Canal and its surrounding resources.”
The Harvey Canal Industrial Associa- tion was formed by and for companies along the Harvey Canal for the purpose of increasing business. Today the HCIA is an industrial association consisting of companies not only along the Harvey Canal, but companies located in sever- al parishes on the west and east banks of the Mississippi River throughout the metropolitan area.
Soileau also served as a Board Member and President of the Kiwanis Club of West Jefferson, is Past President of the Jesuit Bend Estates Homeowner’s Association and a current Board Member of the Jesuit Bend Estates Beautification Association. Soileau has been a member of HCIA since 2005 and has served in the roles of Special Events Chairperson and on the Governmental Affairs and Membership Committees. Soileau is currently serving on the Plaquemines Parish Master Plan Steering Committee.
To learn more about joining the HCIA, is current projects and initiatives or ways you can get involved, call Peggy Bourgeois, HCIA Executive Director at 504.367.1721.