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LWCC announces new board member

Friday, March 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (March 9, 2018)—LWCC recently welcomed Robin “Rob” Liles as the newest member to its board of directors.

  Rob Liles

Robin “Rob” Liles

Since 2016, Liles has been the president of the general contracting firm, Buquet & LeBlanc, Inc., where he served in other capacities since 1997, including vice president of estimating. Liles is the advisory board president of the Baton Rouge Community College Construction Management Program and has served on the advisory board of First Bank & Trust. Additionally, he is treasurer and past president of BREADA, the board which oversees the Red Stick Farmers Market and Main Street Market.

“I am honored to be invited to join LWCC’s board of directors and grateful for the opportunity to serve this outstanding organization,” said Liles. “I am pleased to serve and contribute to the company’s success. LWCC has been and will continue to be an economic catalyst that helps Louisiana thrive, and I look forward to the opportunity to make a positive impact on the company, its stakeholders and the state of Louisiana.”

LWCC Board Chairman Craig Thomson stated, “Mr. Liles has a strong background as a for-profit business leader and brings his unique perspective to the board. His business and community leadership roles position him as a valuable addition to our board and as a member representing LWCC’s key constituents, Louisiana employers and their employees.”

About LWCC
LWCC, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a private, nonprofit mutual insurance company that is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. As the largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance in Louisiana, LWCC employs over 240 people and serves over 20,000 policyholders in the state. With a disciplined approach and intense focus, LWCC’s vision is to be recognized as the best workers’ compensation carrier for its people, performance, partnerships and positive impact on the economy and community. The Better Business Bureau recognized LWCC with its prestigious Douglas Manship, Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business in 2014. Named to the 2017 Ward’s 50 group of top-performing insurance companies, LWCC was recognized for achieving outstanding results in the areas of safety, consistency and performance over a five-year period, 2012-2016. Last year, LWCC was pleased to be named as one of the 2017 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge by Best Companies Group. For more information on the Corporation and its services, please visit

About Buquet & LeBlanc
The company, founded in 1945, has a storied past in Louisiana with many high profile projects including the Historic Restoration of the Old State Capitol, Louisiana Senate Chamber Renovations, New Alex Box Stadium, Heidelberg-Capitol House (Hilton) Hotel Restoration, Saint James Place, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, Lamar Advertising Corporate Headquarters, Community Coffee Corporate Headquarters, 440 3rd Street and many others. Currently Buquet & LeBlanc is finishing the new River Center Branch Library downtown and underway on the exciting new Electric Depot development on Government Street. In recent years, Buquet & LeBlanc has expanded their work area to include much of the Southeastern United States and now holds general contractors’ licenses in over 20 states. The company principles are based on the reputation for quality founded by the three previous generations of leadership:

  • First generation, 1945 until 1973: Al Buquet and Elegie LeBlanc
  • Second generation, 1973 until 1986: Curtis Patton and Bob Stuart (who at age 92 continues to advise the company)
  • Third generation, 1986 until 2015: Bill Firesheets and Al Pickett
  • Fourth generation, 2016–today: Robin Liles, Jake Mayo and Robert Bogan

LWCC Media Contact: Jennifer Vaccaro, (225) 924-7788,