Lenny Lemoine, president and CEO for The Lemoine Company, will deliver the keynote address to graduates during South Louisiana Community College’s Spring 2017 graduation on Thursday, May 11, in the Cajundome Convention Center starting at 6 p.m.
More than 400 students are candidates for graduation.
Company leaders recently invested $30,000 to support student scholarships through an endowment at SLCC. The endowment will support SLCC’s College to Church effort, which brings educational opportunities to underserved populations through religious congregations. The $30,000 Lemoine investment will be matched with $20,000 from the Louisiana Board of Regents, for a $50,000 total endowment.
Lemoine graduated from Cottonport High School in 1973 and received a bachelor of science degree in agriculture business from LSU in 1979. He began his career in Cottonport as administrative and financial manager of Cottonport Lumber Company. The retail lumber yard assets were sold in late 1979 at which time Lemoine and his brother, Tim, founded The Cottonport Company.
The firm relocated from Cottonport to Lafayette in late 1983, and the name of the company was changed to The Lemoine Company. In 2001, Lenny Lemoine assumed his current role as president and CEO of the general contracting firm.
The company is ranked one of the top health care contractors in the nation by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
Last year The Lemoine Company earned the No. 9 spot on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Private Companies in the region with $185 million in 2015 revenues; in 2013, Lemoine was named ABiz’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
The firm provides philanthropic outreach through its Built to Serve initiative, distributing more than $100,000 annually, primarily supporting the company’s three key initiatives: those fighting and surviving cancer, disadvantaged youth and deployed members of U.S. Armed Forces.
Lemoine is an active member of the Acadiana community, currently serving on the board of directors and Executive Committee for Lafayette Central Park, UL Lafayette Foundation and One Acadiana.