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Dan Borne
President of the Louisiana Chemical Association

Dan Borne' is President of the Louisiana Chemical Association, which represents the interests of over 70 chemical manufacturing companies that operate at 100 locations in the state.

He is also President of the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, a partnership of Louisiana’s chemical plants and hundreds of their suppliers, contractors and vendors.

Before joining the LCA 16 years ago, Borne' was a Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.

He has also worked for a state senator; a congressman; three United States Senators and a governor. Borne' has anchored television news and sports and done radio play-by-play.

He has a bachelor’s from Nicholls State and a master’s from LSU, where he is an adjunct member of the graduate faculty.

Borne' and his wife, Lisette, have four children and live in Baton Rouge.

His hobby is following LSU sports. He is the public address announcer at Tiger Stadium and at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

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