Tim Schotsch
2020 Chairman

“Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry will provide private sector leadership and will work for the business community to enhance the economic, civic, and cultural environment, and to advance the quality of life in Plaquemines Parish”

This PABI Mission statement, remains as relevant today as when adopted by our Charter Members in 2004.

Plaquemines Parish is on the verge of new job growth that has not been witnessed by this generation and in this millennium. I firmly believe that job growth is the key to achieving PABI's Mission and greater prosperity for Plaquemines Parish.

WHY am I so optimistic about job growth?

  • According to LED (Louisiana Economic Development), recent capital investments at Stolthaven on the Eastbank of Plaquemines Parish and C&C Marine on Engineers Road, are forecast to add 36 new jobs to their current payrolls that already support nearly 180 worker families.
  • Our parish’s largest private employers, namely Chevron Oronite, Daybrook Fisheries, and Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery, continue to invest capital into their Plaquemines facilities. I enjoy seeing the traffic on Highway 23 at 5 p.m. each day caused by the workers leaving these facilities.
  • Successful Port development projects with Venture Global, LNG and Tallgrass Energy are on target for billions in construction spending and hundreds of related jobs in 2020.
  • Partnerships between the Plaquemines School Board, Delgado Vocational Training, PABI's Education Workforce Committee, and several larger parish industries are providing programs for workforce training so Plaquemines residents earn skilled jobs here, in their home parish.
  • Private employers who want prosperity for Plaquemines and support business growth, continue to join PABI, the Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry.


In conclusion, I find common business sense in U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn's short formula for job growth, “Less regulation, plus less taxation, plus less litigation, equals more innovation and job creation”.


Michelle Herbert, Trigon Associates, LLC - 2019
Jeff DiMarco, Plaquemines Pharmacy, Inc. - 2018
Michael L. Van Haverbeke, Southland Rental Tools, Inc. - 2017
Robert Hopkins, Whitney Bank – 2016
Denise Buford, New Orleans Iron Works, Inc. - 2015
Jody Guilbeau, Guilbeau, Inc. - 2014
Chad Breland, Land & Marine Security, LLC - 2013
Reid McLellan, Edward Jones Investments - 2012
Mike Ford, Riverbend Nursing and Rehab - 2011
Bart Breland, Barriere Construction Co. - 2010
Mike Bush, Mississippi River Bank - 2009
David Pavlovich, Nairn Concrete, Inc. - 2008
Dale Benoit, Print-ALL, Inc. - 2007
Danica Ansardi, Ansardi Financial Services, LLC - 2006
Bill Bubrig, Bubrig Insurance Agency, Ltd. - 2005


Our association membership of business and professionals has continued to grow and now exceeds 215. Our members include multinational corporations as well as many small business owners. PABI is a non-profit, non-governmental affiliated organization financed entirely by the investment of membership dues and is led by an all-volunteer board elected from the general membership. read more