DESIREE LEMOINE

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Governmental Relations

  • Regulatory Relations

  • Lobbying

  • Strategic Communications

  • Public Affairs

  • Marketing

  • CAP Facilitation

CONTACT

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Desiree Lemoine rejoined The TJC Group in late 2020 as Director of Governmental Affairs, with over 25 years of experience in the public and private sector.  Desiree is a LSU graduate with extensive knowledge in strategic communications, issues management and public relations.  Desiree has successfully lobbied for both public and private interests, and is well known for her honesty and straightforward communications skills.
 

Desiree began her career with the City of Baton Rouge in 1992 under the Tom Ed McHugh Administration, working in the East Baton Rouge Parish Attorney’s Office.  Before working in legislation, she served the EBR Parish Attorney in litigation matters.  Once promoted to lobbying duties, Desiree helped to bring about stricter sentences for gun crimes, as well as securing funding for local infrastructure projects in East Baton Rouge Parish.
 

After serving in local government for over nine years, Desiree joined the team of the Louisiana Chemical Association.  There she served as one of the staff contacts for the governmental affairs committee, as well as Director of Communications and Public Affairs.  Desiree played a vital role in passing legislation that removed the sales tax from Louisiana’s natural gas and utilities.  In addition, Desiree played an integral part in passing legislation making it easier, and less time consuming, for businesses in Louisiana to obtain operating permits.
 

While at LCA, Desiree also led a marketing campaign entitled, “Get to Know Louisiana Chemistry” that included billboard ads, social media engagement, as well as a new and improved website for the Association.
 

Wanting to be closer to her young family, Desiree exited The TJC Group for an opportunity closer to her home.  In 2017, Desiree joined the staff of Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Cooperative as the Director of Governmental and External Affairs.  While at PC Electric, Desiree worked with staff to rebrand Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Cooperative as PC Electric, what it is currently known as today.  In correlation with the new brand, Desiree helped to created a new logo and new website for the cooperative.  Desiree represented PC Electric at all local governmental entities within its service territory of Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes, as well as specialized in strategic communications with PC Electric membership during mass power outages.
 

Throughout her career, Desiree has served (or is currently serving) on the following boards and committees:
 

  • Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI):

  •  Civil Justice Reform Task Force

  • Energy Task Force

  • Employee Relations Task Force

  •  Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA):

  •  Governmental Affairs Committee

  • Communications Committee

  •  Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association (LMOGA):

  •  Governmental Affairs Committee

  •  Louisiana Capital Area Chapter (LCAC) of the American Red Cross, Board chair and member

  • Louisiana Association of Louisiana Lobbyists, board member

  • West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce, board member

  • West Baton Rouge Excellence in Education Foundation, board member

 

Desiree lives in Pointe Coupee Parish with her husband Michael, and their two children, Lauren and Anthony Michael.

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