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R. Brian Haymon

Brian Haymon May 2019Brian was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended public schools, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (1982) and the LSU School of Law (1985). Brian worked as a practicing attorney for several years before joining Petroleum Service Corporation, an industrial services contractor based in Baton Rouge. There, he worked in various positions before being named CEO in 2006, a position he held until he retired from the company in 2017. Brian has recently formed a new company, Loadstar, which will provide product handling and site logistics services to the refining, chemical, and marine transportation industries.  

Brian’s service to higher education began in 1986, when he was named to University of Texas Liberal Arts Advisory Council. He served for 13 years before founding the LSU Honors College Advisory Council, a group that has helped raise millions in public and private support to the College. In 2009, Brian and his wife Barbara established the Brian and Barbara Haymon Visiting Professorship at the LSU Honors College. Brian has served in numerous other volunteer roles at LSU, including the Forever LSU Cabinet, Transition Advisory Team, Flagship Coalition, and Chancellor’s Council. 

Outside of LSU, Brian currently serves as the Vice Chair of New Schools for Baton Rouge, a group dedicated to improving K-12 education, and as Vice Chair of the Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority. He is also on the board of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Past service includes Chair of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, and board member of the Capital Area United Way. In 2014, Brian was honored by the Emerge Center as a Volunteer Activist for his philanthropic service in the Baton Rouge area.

Brian and Barbara have two adult children. He loves hunting, fishing, cooking, playing golf, LSU sports, and hiking in Montana.