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SU alum elected president of port commissioners - 1/17/2013 -

Southern University alumnus Timothy W. Hardy, representing East Baton Rouge Parish, has been elected president of the board of commissioners for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.

The Shreveport native, holds a B.S. degree in chemistry and a juris doctor degree from the Southern University Law Center where he serves as an adjunct professor teaching environmental law.

From 1982 to 1988, he served as an assistant attorney general in the Louisiana Department of Justice in the Environmental Enforcement Section. In 1988, he was appointed by former Governor Buddy Roemer to serve as assistant secretary for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. From 1990 to 1992, he served as the top advisor to Governor Roemer on all environmental matters. From 1992 to 1994, he served as director of Public Protection Division within the Louisiana Department of Justice. In 1994, he joined the New Orleans based Lemle & Kelleher, L.L.P. Law Firm. In March 2003, he joined one of two Fortune 500 Companies based in the State of Louisiana, The Shaw Group, where he served as executive vice president.  In June 2004, he rejoined Lemle & Kelleher as a partner and served as the Chairman of the Firm from 2007 until his departure in July 2011 when he joined Roedel, Parsons, Koch, Blache, Balhoff & McCollister.


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