Terry Huval: Director of LUS and LUS Fiber Retires
Jul 19, 2018 02:23PM
● By Camille Mosley
On July 18, long-time LUS and LUS Fiber director Terry Huval retired after making his retirement plans public in April. Huval leaves the post after 23 years of dedicated service to Lafayette and its citizens.
Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux praised Huval’s career stating “Terry has been an outstanding leader across LCG and the utilities and telecommunications industries. He has been an expert and steady hand at the helm of the utility system and helped blaze the trail for the telecommunications system that has earned global acclaim.”
In the announcement of his retirement Huval said, “There’s no better time than right now. Fiber is at the height of its success, and LUS is an industry leader in reliability and customer service. While it’s never easy to say goodbye, I’m confident in the strength of these companies, and more importantly, the strength of the people left to continue this good work.”
Robideaux echoed Huval’s sentiments and expressed his optimism for the future of both LUS and LUS Fiber. “Terry surrounded himself with bright people, he trained them well, and created a customer-centric culture. While we are certainly losing a valuable leader, he is leaving us in very capable hands.”
Under Huval’s leadership, Lafayette Utilities System has been at the forefront of innovation and change in the utility industry, all while maintaining competitive rates and delivering the highest reliability in the State of Louisiana. This record alone defines a career worth noting; however, the true legacy he leaves for the citizens of Lafayette is LUS Fiber.
Beginning in 2005, Huval fought to establish the LUS Fiber telecommunications system, which has brought positive national and international acclaim to Lafayette. In only its ninth year of operation, LUS Fiber has garnered considerable market share and profitability. LUS Fiber continues to expand and spur economic development, growing its footprint beyond Lafayette city limit and launching affordable 10 Gig residential services this summer.
Having served four Mayor-Presidents, Huval’s tenure as Utilities Director is the longest in the history of LUS. “Lafayette is a better city because of Terry Huval’s service. His support and partnership throughout my administration has been invaluable,” said Robideaux. “I hope that all of Lafayette will join me in wishing Terry the very best in his retirement.”