French named new executive director of LNG Center of Excellence

Jason French, executive director, LNG Center for Excellence

McNeese State University announced last week that Jason French, a consultant in the liquid natural gas industry, has been named executive director of the McNeese LNG Center of Excellence.

“Jason’s familiarity with the LNG industry, his comprehensive knowledge of governmental affairs and his large network of business and governmental leaders across Louisiana are a unique set of experiences and skills that were unmatched by any other candidates,” McNeese President Dr. Daryl Burckel said in a press release.

French is the principal and founder of French Strategic Partners, a full-service governmental affairs and business consultancy firm based in Baton Rouge. Prior to establishing his firm, French served as senior director of governmental and public affairs for Cheniere Energy Inc. and vice president of government and public affairs for Tellurian Inc. He also served as the first chair of the Louisiana Energy Export Association, a trade group dedicated to advocating on behalf of the LNG industry.

International demand for natural gas has led to the construction of three LNG facilities in Southwest Louisiana, with six more in the construction, development or proposal process. Read the entire press release.