Louisiana Political
Hall of Fame


2016 Inductee

Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger

Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bollinger Enterprises, LLC, which in part serves as a family office. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., a family-owned business established in 1946; a full service marine construction and ship repair company. Boysie Bollinger serves on numerous Boards of Directors, including Chairman of the Board of First Bank and Trust. He also actively serves on the Board of Directors of the University Medical Center Management Corporation and the Audubon Commission. Additionally, Boysie devotes considerable time to professional and civic organizations. He serves as Chairman of the Nicholls State University Foundation. Boysie has served as Vice Chairman of the United States Coast Guard Foundation and has served as Chairman of the following: Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation, The National World War II Museum, Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), Business Council of New Orleans, The Nature Conservancy of Louisiana, Young Presidents Organization, United Way of South LA and the New Orleans Region of the Boy Scouts of America. He has served as an elected delegate to Louisiana’s Constitutional Convention in 1973 and served on the Louisiana Board of Regents and the University of Louisiana System Board.

Boysie currently serves on the National Petroleum Council. He previously served on the President’s Export Council under the administration of President George H.W. Bush. He is past Chairman of the Governor’s Maritime Advisory Task Force and former Chairman of the Board of Commissioners, Port of New Orleans. In addition, he served as a Commissioner for the American Battle Monuments Commission, under the administration of President George W. Bush. Boysie was also a member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority and Bring New Orleans Back Commission, both of which were involved in the rebuilding of New Orleans and Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In 1971, Boysie Bollinger earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. He is married to Joy LeBlanc, has three sons and five grandchildren.

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