What makes SLECA different from other electric utilities in
South Louisiana is a board of directors elected by you, the
member-owners. The directors are themselves SLECA members and
are local residents. It is member ownership and member
representation on the board of directors that makes SLECA such a
DAVID LUKE - District 4
Board Vice President David Luke, a board member
since 1981, is a wholesale seafood processor. For
more than 35 years, the Dulac native has worked in
seafood processing, beginning as a boy in his father’s
plant (Luke Seafood). He and his wife, Elaine, are
former owners of D’Luke’s Seafood, Inc., in Dulac, and
St. Michael Ice & Fuel in Biloxi, Miss. A lifetime member
of the VFW 4752 Rifle Team and the 2nd Marine
Division Assn., Luke is also a member of the Knights
of Columbus Council 7722 and the Grand Caillou
Volunteer Fire Department. District 4 consists of the
Grand Caillou and Dulac areas.
ROGER DALE DEHART - District
Dularge native Roger Dale DeHart was elected to the
SLECA Board of Directors in March of 1997. DeHart
represents District 5, covering all of Bayou Dularge and
Ashland North Subdivision. He has been a member of
the Terrebonne Parish School Board for 28 years and
currently serves as president of the School Board.
DeHart served more than seven years as a commissioner
for Fire District 10. He is very active in his community
and is very serious about all of his commitments.
Abby R. LeBlanc - District 1
Abbylynn Rivet LeBlanc was born and raised in Gheens, Louisiana. She was
appointed a SLECA director after the death of her father, Brian Rivet. Abby
has grown up in the SLECA family and has witnessed firsthand most of her
father's thirty nine year commitment as a board member. Abby is passionate
about her community and is excited to pick up the SLECA torch from her
father. Abby is married to Jared LeBlanc and has two girls. In their spare
time, they run a quality cow/calf operation. She is a board member of the
local cattlemen's association, carnival club and is active in Lafourche 4-H.
Abby has been a full time employee at Lafourche Animal Hospital for 18
years. She is ready to be a voice for her community and learn how best to
TERRY TRAHAN - District 7
Director Terry Trahan, elected to SLECA’s Board
of Directors in 1987, currently serves as the board
treasurer. He retired from Trahan’s Heating and Air
Conditioning after 34 years. Trahan is a native of
Bayou Black who enjoys hunting often on his property
in north Mississippi. He serves District 7, which
includes areas of Bayou Black, Gibson, Southdown
West, Ouiski Bayou and The Lakes.
JULIEN "J.D." BOUDREAUX III - District 2
Julien “J.D.” Boudreaux III, a resident of Donner, has
been active in the Donner-Chacahoula Fire Dept. and
Jaycees and has served on the St. Lawrence Church
Parish Council. He received the Bishop’s Medal in 1987.
A self-employed grocery operator and bulk-fuel dealer,
he served as the last president of the Terrebonne Parish
Police Jury and was a member and first chairman of the
Terrebonne Parish Council. A former Justice of the Peace,
Boudreaux is the recipient of the Roland J. Thibodaux
Award as a Terrebonne Parish school bus driver. He was
appointed the District 2 SLECA director in January 2006
and has been re-elected to the position ever since.
LARRY J. DAIGLE - District 3
Bayou Blue native Larry J. Daigle was elected to the
SLECA Board in April 2004 representing District 3. Having
served 39 years as senior vice president of Caro Produce
and nine years as president of Prime Source and
Southland Distribution, Daigle recently retired as the local
produce buyer and grower liaison for Rouse’s Supermarket.
A SLECA member since 1965, Daigle serves on the
finance committee of St. Louis Catholic Church and has
served on the parish council of the church for nine years.
Daigle, who served as advisor to Bishop Boudreaux
on the Pastoral Council, received the Bishop’s Award
in 1988 for outstanding service to the parish. District 3
includes parts of Bayou Blue and Gray.
ALEXANDER DOYLE - District 6
Alexander Doyle, a resident of Houma, is president of
the SLECA Board and has served in this capacity since
his election to the Board in 1985. Doyle served as an
attorney in Houma for 45 years, was a member of the
Louisiana Bar Assn., and was qualified to practice law in
Federal Court. Additionally, Doyle served as Terrebonne
Parish’s Assistant District Attorney for 12 years. Doyle
served as a lieutenant in the Army for two years, then
served as a captain in the Louisiana National Guard and
serves the District 6 areas of Mulberry, Barrios, Summerfield,
Little Bayou Black, Coteau and Oakshire.
EROY ACOSTA - District 8
Stephensville native Eroy Acosta, elected to the Board in
1987, served his community as a restaurant and lounge
owner for many years. Acosta is Board Member of the
combined St. Martin Parish Sewage District Board and
St. Martin Parish Water District Board. The Stephensville
Volunteer Fire Dept. was established through his fundraising
efforts and he served 21 years as president of
the department. Acosta serves District 8, which includes
Stephensville, Bayou L’Ourse, Deadwood and parts of
Gibson, Morgan City and Greenwood. Acosta has also
represented SLECA on the board of directors of the Assn.
of Louisiana Electric Co-ops. Acosta says he enjoys serving
the community at both the state and local level.
Trevor Benoit - District 9
Amelia native and long time resident Trevor Benoit is a semi-retired mechanic who currently is in the hotshot business making deliveries to local, regional and national locations. Benoit worked for the City of Morgan City in the Central Garage Department where he was responsible for maintaining over 100 pieces of specialized equipment. He eventually retired as supervisor of the department. Benoit is a member of the Knights of Columbus and has served as Deputy Knight, Grand Knight and District Deputy. Benoit represents SLECA District 9, which covers areas of Amelia, Siracusaville and part of Bayou L’Ourse. Benoit is proud and honored to follow in the footsteps of both his parents who served on the SLECA Board.
LLOYD GIBSON - Advisor to
Lloyd Gibson, serving as Advisor to the Board since
1984, is a general contractor and owner of Cookie’s
Construction Co., Inc. A resident of Gibson, he has
served as the Terrebonne Parish Constable in Ward 8
for 35 years. Gibson served as chairman of Terrebonne
Parish Recreation Board, District 8, for 19 years and was
senior deacon and chairman of the Board of Trustees of
the St. James Baptist Church of Gibson for 26 years. He
also serves on the board of the START Corp. and is the
current president of H.O.P.E. of Terrebonne, a community
civic organization. Gibson is very concerned about his
community and is actively involved in its development.