Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2024 Inductee

Deacon Dan Borné

Deacon Dan Borné boasts a diverse career spanning over 50 years across media, government, education, industry, healthcare, and more. Retired as President of the Louisiana Chemical Association, he held pivotal roles in various organizations, including the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance and the Louisiana Foundation for Excellence in Science, Technology, and Education. He’s chaired boards at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and remains actively involved in several foundations and institutes.  His journey includes governmental positions, notably serving as an aide to Governor Edwin W. Edwards and various senators. His extensive media experience includes anchoring news and sports. An LSU graduate, he’s been recognized by his alma mater and the Manship School for his contributions.  Alongside his professional accomplishments, Borné’s commitment to community service shines through his involvement in healthcare, arts, education, and charitable organizations. Notably, he’s chaired the General Health System board and led initiatives for economic education and community welfare.  His passion for LSU athletics extends to his role as the longstanding public address announcer at Tiger Stadium and the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. His impactful public appearances also include serving as the master of ceremonies for significant state events and delivering eulogies for esteemed figures.  In retirement, Borné continues to be an influential figure, sharing his wisdom through teaching, preaching, retreats, and engagements across multiple states. He and Lisette reside in Baton Rouge, actively participating in their community while being dedicated members of St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church.

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