New Officers Elected by Lafayette Airport Commission to Lead for 2022Jan 17, 2022 04:57PM ● By News Desk
As a new era begins with the opening of the new terminal, the Lafayette Airport Commission has
elected John Hebert to serve as the commission’s 2022 chairman. Samuel Pierre was elected vice
chairman, and Paul Segura was chosen as secretary-treasurer.
“I am honored to be chosen for this appointment by my fellow commissioners, and I am excited
to be able to be a part of the continuing success of the airport,” says Hebert. “We have a great
year ahead of us as the number of passengers has returned to pre-COVID-19 levels, and we are
excited to open the New LFT Terminal.”
Hebert was appointed to the commission in August 2013. As chairman, he leads the
commission’s meetings, sets agendas for the meetings, serves as the commission spokesman and
maintains signature authority for all commission actions.
Hebert recently retired as Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Whitney National
Bank. He had been with Whitney since 1990. He has extensive experience with commercial loan
agreements, analyzing financial statements and preparing and reviewing appraisals. He is a
graduate of Nicholls State University with a master’s in Business Administration.
Pierre has been on the commission since November 2019. As vice chairman, Pierre will serve the
functions of the chairman in the chairman’s absence. He has extensive experience in local
business as an owner of several businesses since 2012. He is also a former firefighter. He is a
graduate of Southern University with a master’s in Public Administration.
Segura has been a member of the commission since November 2007 and recently served as
chairman in 2021.
Lafayette Regional Airport commissioners represent all areas of Lafayette Parish. The city-parish
council, city-parish president and area mayors appoint the seven members. This volunteer
commission supervises operational and marketing-related tasks on an ongoing basis. They work
with airport staff to coordinate business development with potential customers. In addition,
airport commissioners act as ambassadors for the airport through their interaction with
community and government leaders.