Desiree Lemoine | Director, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs
Director of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs, Desiree Lemoine, has over 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Desiree is a LSU graduate with extensive knowledge in strategic communications, lobbying, issues management, and public relations. She is well known for her honest, effective, 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.
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 burdensome sales tax from Louisiana’s natural gas and business utilities. In addition, Desiree played an integral part in legislation making it easier and less time consuming for businesses in Louisiana to obtain operating permits.
Desiree currently serves on numerous task forces, and committees for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, the Louisiana Chemical Association and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. Along with her service to these task forces and committees, Desiree also serves on the Board of Directors for the West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross, Capital West Chapter.
In early 2022 Desiree was elected to serve as the Campaign Manager for Industry Makes, a collaboration of business and industry that serves as a trusted source of industrial communication while advocating for future investment and the industrial growth that is the backbone of Louisiana.
Desiree lives in Pointe Coupee Parish with her husband, Michael and their two children, Lauren Elizabeth and Anthony Michael.