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Don briggs

Founder and President-Emeritus

Don is a native of Miami, Florida and a 1964 graduate of USL in Lafayette.  Don began his career in the oil and gas industry with Owen Drilling Company.  He worked for Owen while attending USL.  He has been actively involved in the oil and gas industry ever since – over 45 years.  Don is the father of four and has been a resident of Lafayette over 40 years.In October of 1992, he stepped away from his service company business in Lafayette to organize LOGA (formerly LIOGA).  He knew that if the industry was to survive under the onslaught of the many bureaucratic state and federal agencies, the industry needed to be represented in Baton Rouge.

1992 to present:
President, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
An independent oil and gas association representing exploration, producing and service sector companies operating in Louisiana.  Striving to make Louisiana a state where the oil and gas industry can prosper and enjoy the fruits of its hard work and at the same time be in harmony with the environment and state government.

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce – Energy Committee
Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) – Energy Council
Independent Petroleum Association of American (IPAA) – Liaison Committee
Save Domestic Oil (SDO) – Executive Committee
Lafayette Petroleum Club – Past President, Board of Directors, Membership Committee, Finance Committee
Maritime Institute Emergency Monitoring and Response (MIEMAR) Charter Member
Advisory Council of the Center for Petroleum Development – Shell/LSU
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2009

Ground Water Management Advisory Task Force
Governor’s Environmental Task Force
Barataria Estuary Foundation
Oyster Board Damage Evaluation Board
Oilfield Site Restoration Committee
Senate Select Committee on Oil and Gas Permitting
Department of Economic Development Committees:
Oil & Gas Cluster
Taxes/Incentives Subcommittee
Support Subcommittee
Marketing/Communications Committee

HOBY – Hugh O’Brien Youth Organization, Past Board Member
LRCE – LA Resource Center for Educators, Past Board Member
Ducks Unlimited, Life Sponsor
Member, St. Pius X Catholic Church
Outreach Center – Board of Directors and 2008 Fundraiser Chairman

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