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Senior Staff

The Greater Krotz Springs Port Commission was created by Act No 228 of the 1956 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature to regulate commerce and industry along the Atchafalaya River, and to construct and operate port facilities. A support staff manages the Port’s daily affairs to ensure operations run smoothly.

The Port Commission is responsible for 134 acres of Atchafalaya River waterfront property adjacent to State Highway 105, and one mile south of U.S. Highway 190, which the Port develops, markets, leases, administers, manages and maintains. Its jurisdiction includes approximately 400 acres and stretches along the riverfront from the intersection of Main St. and Levee Rd. and southward all the way to the end of Frank Diesi Rd. The Port’s operating portfolio is comprised of over 30 aboveground storage tanks, industrial and maritime leases, warehouse and office facilities, and fishing and hunting leases.

E. Lynn Lejeune

E. Lynn Lejeune

Executive Director
A longtime resident of St. Landry Parish, E. Lynn Lejeune served as the President/CEO of the St. Landry Chamber of Commerce before becoming mayor of Eunice in 2003.
Cynthia D. Stelly

Cynthia D. Stelly

Executive Secretary
A lifelong resident of St. Landry Parish, Cynthia Stelly has worked for the Port of Krotz Springs as the executive secretary supporting the director since 2003.
Jacqué Pucheu

Jacqué Pucheu

Port Attorney
Jacqué Pucheu has supported his community by providing legal council for St. Landry Parish, the City of Eunice and the Port of Krotz Springs.

The Board

The Port of Krotz Springs is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of 11 members who are appointed for varying terms by diverse appointing authorities within St. Landry Parish, including the City of Opelousas (2), the City of Eunice (2), the Town of Krotz Springs (2), the St. Landry Parish Municipal Association (2) and the St. Landry Parish Government (3).

Elected Officers

Michael Thibodaux

Michael Thibodaux

President
Michael Thibodeaux has been lobbying the Louisiana State Legislature for over 30 years and is a consultant for a diverse group of clients.
Senic Batiste

Senic Batiste

Vice President
Local businessman and Louisiana notary public, Senic Batiste, is a Southern University graduate and US Navy Veteran.
Monita Reed

Monita Reed

Secretary
Monita Reed devotes her time volunteering for St. Anthony Catholic Church and Krotz Springs Sportsmen’s Heritage Festival.
James Soileau

James Soileau

Treasurer
James Soileau spent his career working as a devoted teacher for St. Landry Parish before retiring after 38 years of service.

Commissioners

Cheryl Carter

Cheryl Carter

Commissioner
A notary public in the state of Louisiana, Cheryl Carter also holds a Bachelor of Science from Grambling University in Accounting.
Clovis Cornelius

Clovis Cornelius

Commissioner
Louisiana National Guard Veteran, Clovis Cornelius, is a lifetime resident of Opelousas and small business owner of a local daycare facility.
Paul DiCapo

Paul DiCapo

Commissioner
A graduate of Melville High School and lifelong resident of St. Landry Parish, Paul Dicapo has spent his career serving his hometown.
Vernon Haynes

Vernon Haynes

Commissioner
Owner of local funeral home, Vernon Haynes is an active member of the Friends Benevolent Society, Phi Beta Sigma and of Holy Ghost Catholic Church.
Mark Majors

Mark Majors

Commissioner
In 1992, Mark Majors, a longtime EMT-Paramedic with a passion to improve ambulance access to rural Louisiana, founded Med Express Ambulance Service.
After 37 years with the US Postal Service, Thompson worked with the City of Eunice enforcing city ordinances and overseeing FEMA.
Kenneth Vidrine

Kenneth Vidrine

Commissioner
Vidrine brings his diverse work experience in managing assets, supervising projects and enforcing codes and ordinances to the Port of Krotz Springs.