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.
South Central Industrial Association was established in 1997 as a non-profit organization designed as a network for industrial businesses. SCIA is dedicated to the success of our member firms through friendly communication with a spirit of cooperation in our approach to solving problems common to our industry. We encourage the exchange of ideas and strive to create a better understanding of our industry’s needs and concerns with our public officials.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Guest Speaker: Chip Kline of CPRA. The Cypress Columns. SCIA Members and their guests only. Reservations and prepayment required.
Fellowship: 11:15 am
Meeting Begins: 11:45 am
Thursday, December 15, 2022
5-7pm @Danos. Email email@example.com to register.
News & Issues
I want to thank the board for my selection and for the opportunity to serve our communities with them.
The truth is I have always been inspired by the leaders of this organization, they have been champions of our industry and region, but more importantly they have taught us the value of community service despite the rigors of our everyday lives.
Early in my career I learned this from mentors like Clifford Smith, Chuck Weaver, and Tony Alford. I see this service every day in this gathering and with the members of this organization.
We are called now more than ever to service because we are living in unique times.
We face unparalleled administrative pressure on our industry…. labor issues, supply issues, regulation, etc. We have endured IDA and a pandemic, but we are still strong, ready to adapt and thrive. I am excited to be a part of these changing times and what it will mean for SCIA.
I look forward to the challenge of fighting to protect our industry, our communities, and our workforce. Mostly I look forward to continuing the mission of this organization and the progress we can make together.
Thank you for entrusting me with this honor and for supporting this great organization!
– Mitch Marmande
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.