THE FRITZ LANG FOUNDATION   


Trustees & Advisors


Louis O. Trahan, Jr., President
Louis' association with founder Fritz Lang covered more than 40 years as Fritz's tenant, neighbor, friend and colleague. He became co-trustee of The Fritz Lang Foundation on November 7, 1996, and succeeded Fritz as President shortly after his August 3, 1998 death.

Mr. Trahan's heritage is deeply rooted in Acadiana and he has worked tirelessly to take advantage of every opportunity to improve the quality of life, land and industry of this region. Louis was featured in Farm Journal magazine and recognized by Soil Conservation of Cameron for a cooperative effort of soil conservation, land leveling and development by means of water control on the Lang Farm. Dry surface excavation had become cost prohibitive-- this innovative technique increased crop production considerably and became an industry standard. He has served as a director of the Jeff Davis Rural Electric Co-op for over two decades, and on the Gueydan Advisory Board of Directors of Vermilion Bank & Trust since 1982.

Louis and his wife, Wilda, make their home on a farm in Lake Arthur where they enjoy large gatherings of their 8 children, 34 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The Trahans are members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.


Edwin K. Hunter, Trustee and Advisory Board Member
Edwin's representation of Fritz and his wife Margaret began in the mid 1970's and his association as Fritz's attorney and friend continued to the date of his death. He became a Trustee of the Foundation on November 2, 1989, and continues to serve in that capacity.

In addition to the Lang Foundation, Edwin serves as a trustee for the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation, the Chambers Medical Foundation, the Olive and Lucretia Tupper Foundation and the Calcasieu Community Clinic. He also serves as a director of various business enterprises and is a Board Certified Tax Attorney practicing with the firm of Hunter, Hunter & Sonnier (APLC) in Lake Charles. Edwin and wife Ann share three children and four grandchildren.


Allain G. Davidson, Jr., Advisory Board Member

At the time of the Foundation's creation on July 11, 1989, Allain served as Vice President and Trust Officer of the Calcasieu Marine National Bank, one of the original Trustees. He retired August 2009 as Trust Officer and Senior Vice President of Argent Trust, a division of National Independent Trust Company. Fritz had high regard for Allain's investment expertise, and valued the personal friendship that developed. Allain has served on the Foundation's Advisory Board since its formation.

Allain and his wife, Marie, are the parents of one daughter and live in Lake Charles. He has served as a past president and director for the Lake Charles Civic Symphony, board member of Artists Civic Theatre and Studio, and board member of the Southwest Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee. Mr. Davidson currently serves as Trustee of the Lee Berwick Foundation Working Student Scholarship at LSU.


Wilda W. Trahan, Advisory Board Member
Wilda W. Trahan was officially appointed to the Advisory Board in May 2003, although she has attended every board meeting of the Foundation. As Louis Trahan's wife and Fritz's long-time friend and neighbor, she has considerable experience as volunteer secretary, record keeper, administrative assistant and social chairman. She lends a personal perspective and the knowledgeable insight of a former school teacher, and a very involved mother of 8, grandmother to 34 and great-grandmother of 10. Wilda has young people, farm life and education close to her heart reflected in her reputation for caring, sharing and unselfishly giving to family, friends and community. She brings a welcomed female face to the table, along with her ever-present smile.

L. Keith Trahan, Advisory Board Member
Keith is the son of Foundation president Louis O. Trahan, Jr. and grandson of its founder, Fritz Lang. He has served on the Advisory Board since inception.

He lives in Lafayette with his wife Margaret and their three children, where they attend St John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He is past president of the Cathedral Carmel Foundation, member of the St. John Cathedral Parish Council and Finance Committee, past president of the Lafayette Natural History Museum and Planetarium, and assistant Scout Master with the Evangeline Chapter of Boy Scouts of America. He is treasurer of the Pierre Trahan Estate, Inc., and Silver Circle Donor with United Way of Acadiana,

He is also a board member of the Greater Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association, Acadiana Chapter of the Louisiana Restaurant Association, Popeyes International Franchise Association, past board member of Popeyes Purchasing Co-Op and Supply Management Services Organization, and past member of Popeyes Presidents Board of Advisors. Keith owns Acadiana Fast Foods, Inc., d/b/a Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken and Biscuits, and Quality Fast Foods d/b/a Qdoba Mexican Grill in Baton Rouge.


F. Dale Broussard, Advisory Board Member
In his capacity as Farm Service Agent for the Vermilion Parish U.S.D.A., Dale enjoyed a long friendship with founder Fritz Lang. His close eye on the ever-changing agricultural environment and the people in it made him a perfect choice for service on the Advisory Board.

Dale retired from the USDA in December 2005, but continues active in the Vermilion Parish Farm Bureau and Cattlemen's Association. He also serves as a board member for Acadiana Works, Inc., focusing on the Workforce Investment Act program. He and his wife Faye Perry Broussard make their home in Abbeville where he raises cattle and she is in real estate. They are the proud parents of 3 children and love spoiling their 7 grandchildren. The Broussards attend St. Theresa Catholic Church.


Gerald Moore, Advisory Board Member
Gerald has served as the Farm Service Agent for the Jefferson Davis Parish U.S.D.A. for the past 31 years. He knew Fritz well and was honored to serve as a volunteer on the Foundation Advisory Board. He was recently re-elected to another term on the Louisiana Land Bank Board of Directors. Gerald has 1,000 acres in rice, crawfish, timber and cattle production and also raises paint and quarter horses. Through his work and personal pursuits, he crosses the path daily of those the Foundation was created to assist. He and his wife, April, live in Jennings and have 2 daughters.