Chett Chiasson is the Executive Director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC),
which runs Port Fourchon and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport.
Since January 2010, Chett has been with the port commission for the past 17 years. His experience includes the marketing and leasing of port and airport properties as well as grant writing, management, and disaster recovery. His battle-tested leadership saw Port Fourchon through the aftermath of a direct hit from 2021’s Hurricane Ida, highlighting the port’s resilience and strength by opening for business within nine days of landfall. Chett has played a leadership role in protecting Port Fourchon and Louisiana’s surrounding coast while stressing the importance of servicing the ever-expanding energy industry for local, state, and national economies and U.S. energy security.
As chair of the Gulf Caucus, U.S. Delegation Legislative Policy Council member, board member, and now Vice-Chair for the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), he advocates for ports and port forward policy on a national level. Chett has testified before U.S. Congress regarding the economic importance of Port Fourchon and the energy industry, and he has illustrated how, in Port Fourchon, industry and environment can and do coexist successfully. He continues to champion that message, working diligently to make Port Fourchon a leading example of responsible development, maximizing its abundant natural resources and planning for the greater good of both business and environment.
A member of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Task Force and the Louisiana Climate Initiatives Task Force Transportation Committee, Chett serves on the boards of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Financing Corporation and the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation. Chett is also Chairman of the Louisiana CPRA Board’s Finance Working Group, Chairman of the LA 1 Coalition Board of Directors, Vice President of the Executive Board of Restore or Retreat, First Vice President of the Gulf Ports Association, a Fourchon Oilman’s Association board member, and a member of the South Louisiana Economic Council’s Emerging Energy Task Force. Chett is a past Lafourche Chamber of Commerce chairman and past president of the Ports Association of Louisiana, the South-Central Industrial Association, and the Bayou Industrial Group.
He is a graduate of both Leadership Lafourche (2008) and Leadership Louisiana (2009), and was named one of the Best of Lafourche’s Forty under Forty (2014), and was honored as the LSU Public Administration Institute’s 2015 Distinguished MPA Alumnus.
Chett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from LSU. Geaux Tigers.