It feels good for St. Charles Parish native Tommy Faucheux to be working in the industry that has supported his family for generations.
That’s why he jumped at the chance to intern at Dow Chemical Co. while attending Loyola University. He was also attracted by the stability of a large corporation, and he knew the industrial market offered him one of the best opportunities for advancement.
A few years after graduation, he found his way back to Dow in a communications and community relations role. From there, his responsibilities grew until he ultimately transitioned into a regional government affairs position for the southeastern U.S. in 2012. He also provided strategic public affairs support to Dow Louisiana facilities.
That’s where he stayed until January, when the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association appointed him as its next president. Faucheux looks forward to the challenges of his new role.
“I truly believe in the value that industry provides, because multiple generations of my family have benefitted from that work,” he says. “That makes it a lot easier to get up and fight for industry, when you feel you have a huge stake in that industry.”
Read a recent Q&A with Faucheux from 10/12 Industry Report.