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Mike Moncla

Interim President

Mike is a 1990 graduate from USL (now UL), with a degree in Business Administration. After college, he obtained a job at Reed Tool Company as a bit salesman and worked in both Lafayette and Houma.

In 1994, Mike joined forces with his father’s business, Moncla Well Service, a workover company with seven workover rigs. For the next 15 years, Mike, his father Charlie, and the rest of the Moncla clan grew their family business through 11 acquisitions into the largest privately owned workover company in the United States. Mike was Chief Operating Officer for the business that serviced seven different states. In 2008, Moncla Companies sold its business to Key Energy Services, where Mike then served as Division Manager for Key Energy’s Southeastern Division. In 2010, Mike, along with his two brothers & uncle, got back into the family business again by purchasing their previously owned 6 workover barges back from Key Energy. Since that time, they have grown and diversified their business through several acquisitions. Currently, Mike serves as CEO for his third generation family workover business, Moncla Companies, LLC. Mike is currently on the executive board for LOGA, on the board for LAGCOE, the chairman of the Lourdes Foundation, and serves on the Foundation Board for St. Thomas More Catholic High School. He is a Eucharistic Minister at Holy Cross Catholic Church. He is married and has one daughter.

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Gifford Briggs

Past President

Gifford Briggs joined LOGA in 2007 working closely with the Louisiana Legislature.  After nearly a decade serving as LOGA’s Vice-President, Gifford was named President in 2018. He announced his departure from LOGA in 2020 and now serves Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama and Florida as the American Petroleum Institute's Gulf Coast Region Director.

CeCe Richter

Assistant to the President

CeCe started her career in the oil and gas industry in 1975 with Texaco in New Orleans; progressing through the administrative ranks to end her 20 year career at Texaco in 1995 as Assistant to the Vice President.

CeCe is married with two grown sons and spent their growing up years at the ball park. She was born and raised in New Orleans, and if you have the opportunity to have a conversation with her, you would figure that out yourself!

Email Cece for meetings at the Jimmie Davis House, appointments with Gifford Briggs and general questions.

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Tiffany Beam

Director of Member Services and Database

Tiffany was born and raised in Gretna, Louisiana and is a 1993 graduate of The University of New Orleans.  Before coming to LOGA as the Database Administrator in 2007, Tiffany was an Office Manager for 12 years with two Louisiana independent oil & gas companies. In addition to managing the office, her duties also included reporting oil & gas production, severance tax and other reports for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama properties both onshore and offshore. Tiffany currently lives in suburbs of Baton Rouge with her husband and their two children.

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Priscilla Marengo

Bookkeeper/Office Assistant

Priscilla began her career with LOGA as Bookkeeper in 2012. In addition to her bookkeeping responsibilities, she is also an Office Assistant and contributes to the day-to-day operations of the Jimmie Davis House.

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Kati Hyer

Vice President of Communications

Kati works closely with LOGA's leadership and Executive Board to determine the association's strategic direction and accomplish its advocacy goals.

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Don Briggs

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 2018:
President, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
Mr. Briggs headed an independent oil and gas association representing exploration, producing and service sector companies operating in Louisiana, where he strove 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.

2018 - Present:
President-Emeritus, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association

INDUSTRY RELATED ACTIVITIES:
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

GOVERNOR APPOINTED COMMITTEES:        
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

CIVIC:
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

HOBBIES:
Golf, Fishing, Biking, Reading

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