The guest speaker for the Lion’s Club this week will be David Cresson, the Executive Director and CEO of the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana. In that role, David oversees the organization’s conservation programs, legislative initiatives, and coordinates development activities with CCA’s 26 local chapters and 20,000 members and volunteers as well as overseeing the CCA’s staff at its Baton Rouge headquarters.
Born and raised in Metairie, David 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. David describes himself as 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.
David 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 Lion’s Club meets every Thursday at 11:45 for lunch, announcements, tail-twisting, and a new Guest Speaker each week.