Officers and Directors
Lester J. Millet III
Lester Millet III has held the position of Policy & Planning Director for the Port of South Louisiana for the past 9 years, serving as a public / private stakeholder liaison on issues pertaining to Port Security and Emergency Preparedness, along with his policy & grant writing subject matter expertise. As a grant writer, Lester applied for, and received, a fifty thousand dollar PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration) grant to produce a Marine Pipeline Safety Outreach Program.
Lester is the current President of InfraGard Louisiana, recognized nationally among 84 Chapters as being one of the top Infragard Chapters in the country. As a member of InfraGard, Lester was the Lead Architect in developing the Louisiana Statewide Credentialing Program Next Generation JSOP & the InfraGard Louisiana School Safety Multi-Hazard Toolkit, both nationally recognized. Lester also serves as the InfraGard Sector Chief for Dams / Ports.
Lester has served as the Chairman of the Port of South Louisiana’s Facility Security Officers Workgroup for the past seven years. With over seven hundred members, this FSO Workgroup is one of the largest and best organized workgroups in the country, and his work serves as a national model for the USCG.
Lester serves on numerous local, state, and federal committees, including the following: TWIC Stakeholders Communication Committee (National), USCG Sector N.O. Area Maritime Security Committee, USCG District 8 Gulf of Mexico Area Maritime Security Committee, U.S. ATTY. Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council, Coastal and Marine Operators (CAMO) Steering Committee, Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Crisis Reentry Workgroup, Three separate LEPCs (St. Charles, St. John, & St. James Parishes), two Mutual Aid Groups ( St. Charles & St. James, as Chairman), and the Tulane Homeland Security Studies Advisory Board.
Lester is also assigned to the FBI New Orleans Cyber Taskforce through a special mutual aid agreement with the Port of South Louisiana, and is a LA-SAFE Fusion Liaison Officer.
Lester has previously served his community on the following Boards: St. John Parish Board of Adjustments (Chairman) & St. John Parish Planning & Zoning (Vice- Chairman).
Lester graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1985 with a BA degree in Management, and has taken hundreds of hours of training in Homeland Security & Safety courses. Most notably, Lester is a certified LEPA (Louisiana Emergency Planning Association) Louisiana Emergency Manager and a certified FSO.
Notable: In 2014, Lester was the recipient of both, the Louisiana Technology Council Governor’s Award for “Growth Organization” of the Year, and the CAMO (Coastal & Marine Operators) Visionary Award.
Lester is a native of Louisiana and resides in LaPlace, Louisiana. He and his wife Vicki have two sons, Lester IV (27) and Christopher (20).
Louisiana Sub Chapter: New Orleans
Jim LeBlanc has been the VP of New Orleans Chapter of Infragard and has been a member of Infragard for approximately 6 years. He owns Contingency Planning Consulting, LLC. Jim retired in 2011 from Gaylord Chemical Company where he was the CFO/Controller for 23 years. Prior to Gaylord Chemical Company, Jim was a commercial banker for 13 years.
He was a Reserve Deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office from 1995 to 2004.
Jim LeBlanc was previously a Director on the Slidell Chamber of Commerce for 2 years, a member of the Rotary Club of Slidell Northshore, a member of Pat Brister’s St. Tammany Parish Transition Team and is a current member of the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission’s Emergency Preparedness Public-Private Partnership.
Jim has a BS in Geology from UNO and an MBA from Pepperdine University.
Louisiana Sub Chapter: Acadiana
David currently serves as Telecommunications Sector Chief and the Vice President of the Acadiana Sub-chapter of Infragard Louisiana.
His telecommunications career has spanned almost 30 years beginning with service in the United States Air Force during Desert Storm and later progressed into management and executive positions supporting the Oil and Gas industry’s telecommunications needs in remote, hard to reach places.
Now as CEO and President of Tampnet, David is responsible for the continued expansion and operation of wireless telecommunication infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico that supports Oil and Gas exploration and production.
David is the co-founder and active volunteer for the Cajun Oilmens, a non-profit organization whose efforts have supported Make-A-Wish foundation in the Acadiana area for the past 16 years.