David Cresson, executive director and CEO of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana will be the guest speaker at the March 24 meeting of the Minden Lions Club.
Cresson oversees the organization’s conservation programs, legislative initiatives, coordinates development activities with CCA’s 26 local chapters and 20,000 members and volunteers. He also oversees CCA’s staff at its Baton Rouge headquarters.
Born and raised in Metairie, he says his awareness of and interest in marine conservation comes from his many years of fishing along Louisiana’s coast. He began saltwater fishing at a young age with his late father, who was an avid outdoorsman and member of CCA Louisiana. Cresson describes himself an avid angler who spends most of his time chasing speckled trout and redfish in the waters around Venice, Louisiana, where he and some friends own a modest fishing camp.
He admits, however, that his first and favorite role is that of husband and father. He and his wife, Melissa, have lived in Baton Rouge for nearly 20 years and have had four beautiful children along the way.
The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Hall, located at 119 Pine St. in Minden.