Southwest Region Manager,
Executive Vice President
Jerry is an Executive Vice President who serves on Neel-Schaffer’s Board of Directors and is the Manager for Neel-Schaffer’s Southwest Region, which includes offices in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Mandeville, New Orleans, and Shreveport, LA, and Houston, TX.
Jerry joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999 and has over 40 years of experience with public works, transportation, traffic engineering, utilities, environmental, planning, disaster recovery and public involvement projects. Jerry formerly served as the Director of Public Works for the City of Lafayette, LA.
In 1992 he was named one of the Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year by the national APWA and related organizations.
Based in the firm’s Lafayette (LA) office, he has provided assistance to a number of governmental and private sector clients. Jerry served as a member of the Lafayette City-Parish Council (1996-2004) and served as Chairman in 2003. He also served as a member and chairman of the Lafayette Public Utility Authority. He has served on various governmental committees related to infrastructure, transportation, environmental, economic development, finance and land use.
Jerry currently serves on the Board of Directors of the I-49 International Coalition, an organization of business leaders and transportation officials and leaders that strives to make the construction of I-49 a reality through public awareness, advocacy, education, policy, and seizing the opportunity for federal and state funding. When finished, I-49 will stretch some 1,700 miles through the heart of America, from Winnipeg, Canada, to New Orleans.