Guest speaker for Thursday’s noon meeting of the Minden Lions Club is Kathy French. Kathy is the director of marketing and sales for the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission. The Port of Caddo Bossier is a 4,000-acre Port Industrial Complex that serves as the region’s multimodal commerce center. Kathy will be speaking about the latest developments at the Port.
Prior to joining the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission, Kathy has had a unique employment background which serves her well in her present position. Kathy held the positions of engineering supervisor at General Motors, production supervisor and industrial engineer at UPS, market research project manager for U.L. Coleman Companies, and community relations director at Community Renewal International.
Kathy holds a B.S. degree in industrial engineering and master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Louisiana Tech University. She is the proud daughter of a retired Army colonel, who is also a Vietnam veteran. Presently she is a board member of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce, the NWLA Military Support Foundation, the Red River Valley Association and the NORWELA Council, while also being a member of the Downtown Shreveport Rotary, the Military Affairs Council, NDIA Red River Chapter, and LA InfraGard.
Kathy is a past chairman of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Shreveport program, a past recipient of the “The Times Best Dressed Award” for community service, the VIVA (Very Important Volunteer Award) from the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce in 2013, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Supporter of the Year for 2015, and the 2018 Annie Pearl Wilson President’s Award from David Raines Community Health Centers.
The Minden Lions Club meets Thursdays at noon at the American Legion Memorial Home, located at 119 Pine St. in Minden.