Who We Are

South Central Industrial Association represents more than 250 member companies with over 200,000 employees, many of whom are engaged in servicing the oil, gas and marine operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and around the world. Most of these members live in the Bayou Region of Terrebonne, Lafourche and St. Mary parishes.



What We Do

SCIA, a nonprofit organization led by industrial members, connects and engages business and community leaders to proactively develop solutions focused on improving the business climate and quality of life in our region.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Upcoming Events

July Joint Luncheon

May Joint Luncheon with NOIA and LMOGA

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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Speaker: Erik Milito, NOIA President
Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:45 am

SCIA Annual Awards Banquet

Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Event Begins: 6:00 pm

July Joint Luncheon with B.I.G.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
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Speaker: Phillip May, CEO Entergy
Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:45 am

August Joint Luncheon

Tuesday, August 20, 2024
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Speaker: TBA
Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:45 am

September General Membership Luncheon

Tuesday, September 17, 2024
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Speaker: Eric Zimmerman, COO LLOG
Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:45 am

SCIA Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, October 7, 2024
Ellendale Country Club

October General Membership Luncheon

Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Cypress Columns
Speaker: TBA
Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:45 am

Our President

As 2024 gets off to a roaring start with new leaders in our region and State, it’s also worth reviewing what’s taken place, what’s not taken place, and look ahead to what next year might bring for the Bayou Region and our energy and coastal industries.

Before reflecting on the past year, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank outgoing SCIA Board President Mitch Marmande for his service not just to SCIA but to our community in the face of the tremendous uncertainties thrown at us trying to come out from COVID and the hardships of Hurricane Ida. Your steady leadership has really set the tone for how we go forward as an organization and a region. Thank you for your service to SCIA and your continuing work to deliver vital flood protection and resilience for our region.

SCIA remains vital to our region because of the leadership of the people who show up in the room every month at our monthly luncheons, the people who lead our industry, and the people who do the work that makes the Bayou Region the ancestral home of innovation and opportunities in the energy, maritime and coastal industries. Our people build, innovate, and DO the things that make our region one of the most valuable and yet underestimated places in the State and Nation.

Because of the importance of what our members do to power the Nation’s economy, our leaders have gone to Washington for decades and gotten them to meet us on vital issues like offshore energy production and revenue sharing, flood protection and resilience, transportation infrastructure, and national flood insurance.

As 2024 unfolds, SCIA will continue to work diligently to lead on these and other issues important to our region’s ability to continue to power our critical industrial base and improve the liveability of our communities so that the Bayou Region remains the best place to live and work in the Gulf Coast.

SCIA is an organization that matters in a region that continues to build the present and future of our state and nation. I am so proud and so grateful to be able to lead this organization in the coming year and be part of its history. I am profoundly grateful to past president Lori Davis – the first female president of SCIA a decade ago– so that I can just be the next one – and definitely not the last.

In 2023, we also saw the departure of our Executive Director, Christy Naquin Zeringue, and I would like to extend the warmest welcome to our new Executive Director, Hillary Charpentier. We are going to have a great year thanks to the years and the leaders who have gone before us, we are going to make a difference, and we are all going to be dangerous. Let’s geaux! 

Thank You,  
Joni Tuck  

I am excited and honored to be the next president to serve this wonderful organization and our members. My view of the primary role of a leader, particularly of an organization with such a broad and vast membership base as the SCIA, is to continually bring your team members back to purpose. A good purpose is one that answers the WHY we do what we do. It is one that motivates individuals to action because it makes clear the reason for your effort. And, it is one that helps diverse individuals work towards a unified vision.

During the course of this year, we will continue to dialogue about our organization’s mission and purpose, but I’d like to start this off in a personal way by telling you my “why” for being involved in the SCIA. We live in a place that has amazing food, a unique culture, wonderful people, scenic landscapes, incredible outdoor activities, and a commitment to faith and family that I haven’t found anywhere else I have been. These things cause so many people to love to live here. Although there are some other places in the world that have attributes similar to that list, most are without the same incredible natural resources and economic opportunities that enables us to make a really good living in this place that we love. The protection, use and development of our natural resources and building of a strong economy requires continued intentional effort from all stakeholders (residents, government officials, business leaders, workers, non-profits, etc.). This takes work, compromise, creativity, sacrifice, and communication. The SCIA exists to foster an environment where all these things can happen so responsible businesses can create good jobs so that the people who chose to live in this region can enjoy a wonderful quality of life. That is my why. I hope this why (purpose) resonates with you as well and compels you to join with this organization to make a difference.

Thanks
Paul Danos

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