Clair Marceaux’s degree in English literature may not have exactly prepared her for directing a major port system, but it took a nontraditional path for her career to come full circle.
She tells 10/12 Industry Report that after studying British literature in the Graduate School of UL Lafayette and teaching English in Lafayette for a few years, the devastation of Hurricane Rita called her home to Cameron Parish. A job with FEMA led to her administering grant funds through the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, working with Entergy Louisiana and finally the Cameron Parish Port, where she was hired as director in May of 2016.
“I do not believe I could have landed in economic development without each of the work experiences I have had,” she says.
Read the full Executive Profile of Clair Marceaux from the current issue of 10/12 Industry Report. Here’s a sample of what you’ll find:
How would you characterize the state of Cameron Parish Port in today’s economy?
Our port is ripe, ready and poised to grow more rapidly than perhaps any public port authority in the world. We are becoming the clean energy capital of the world. Our nation’s energy independence is in large part due to the projects located right here in Cameron Parish.