Baton Rouge, La.—October 21, 2014—It is with deep sadness that Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation (LWCC) announces the passing of founding board member Aubrey T. Temple, Jr. He was 68 years old.
Temple served as the founding Chairman of the Board of LWCC, a position he held for twenty years. He was named Chairman Emeritus in 2012 and continued his board service until the time of his death.
LWCC President and CEO Kristin Wall said of Temple, “He will be remembered for his quick wit, tireless service, business acumen, and warm, engaging personality. Aubrey’s almost forty years of insurance experience, both on the company and the agency side has been invaluable to me and the LWCC Board of Directors. Throughout the years, Aubrey served on many boards and commissions including the Sabine River Authority, Office of Group Benefits of Louisiana, the Superdome Commission, Coastal Restoration Finance Authority, and various banking, civic and professional organizations. He collaborated with and supported Louisiana Governors, U.S. Senators and Congressmen, state treasurers, insurance commissioners, state legislators and a host of other governmental and business leaders in this state and elsewhere.”
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal stated, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Aubrey Temple, Jr. after his passing. We are forever indebted to him for his service to our state, and he will be remembered as a great leader and public servant. His work on coastal issues, workforce and business development, and other areas throughout state government will improve Louisiana for many years to come. He will be missed, and his memory will never be forgotten.”
Temple graduated from Northwestern State University in 1969 and began his career in the insurance industry in 1975. Prior to serving as Chairman of the Board for LWCC, Temple was a founding partner of Morris, Temple and Company, which grew into American Interstate Insurance Company/Amerisafe Insurance Company. He was also the CEO of the Temple Group, which later became the ICT Group (now part of Regions Insurance Group).