Jeffery M. Svendson Sr., a longtime member of several conservation organizations and owner of Advanced Logistics, LLC, of Lafayette was elected as the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF) President on March 4, 2021.

Svendson, who previously held the position of Vice President of the Foundation, will serve as President for a two-year term. Svendson replaces Christopher M. Kinsey of Shreveport, who will remain on the LAWFF Board of Directors.

“It’s certainly a great honor to be elected to this post and I look forward to serving and continuing to work to make Louisiana the Sportsman’s Paradise” Svendson said. “Our organization works diligently to help maintain our state’s abundant natural resources. We’ll continue to work closely with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in making sure that future generations can enjoy Louisiana outdoors to the fullest.”

Svendson is also an active board member for the American Association of Drilling Engineers and Dredge the Vermilion (DTV), a grass roots organization focused on flood prevention & conservation in Teche-Vermilion watershed. He is also a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, Life Member of Duck’s Unlimited US, Canada, and Mexico, the National Rifle Association, and Louisiana Landowners Association.

The new LAWFF slate of officers includes Kenneth Guidry of Natchitoches was selected as Vice President, A. Kell McInnis III of Baton Rouge as Secretary, Mac Bullock Jr. of Baton Rouge as Assistant Secretary, John Newman of Covington as Treasurer and Cliff Penick of Slidell as Assistant Treasurer. Also serving on the board are Ron Bartels of Schriever, John W. Barton Jr. of Baton Rouge, Bob Bush of Lake Charles, Thomas M. Gattle Jr. of Lake Providence, John J. Jackson III of Metairie, Bert Jones of Simsboro, Christopher M. Kinsey of Shreveport, John F. Schneider of Ponchatoula, and Russ A. Settoon of Pierre Part.


About the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation   

Headquartered in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation’s (LAWFF) mission is to enhance and encourage public enjoyment and use of the wildlife and fisheries resources in this state. With this mission, we promote, develop, and expand the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in youth recruitment, environmental education and training, and habitat conservation.

Upon its creation in December 1995, it was envisioned as a Foundation that would promote the welfare of LDWF, reflecting the belief that there was more to accomplish than governmental resources could cover. The proposed Foundation would support department education and research programs with additional resources developed through its own facilities.

The Foundation's Board is committed to a simple operating style – working as a partner with contributors who donate property, services or funds for specific projects and programs as well as contributions for general conservation use. The Foundation identifies conservation problems and offers solutions through partnerships and leveraging financial resources.

Melissa “Missy” Fox of Addis is the Executive Director for the Foundation and may be reached at 225-765-5100 or

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