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Frank L. Jobert, Jr.
Executive Director, Retired State Employees Association (RSEA)

Frank Jobert is currently the Executive Director of the Retired State Employees Association (RSEA). RSEA is an independent, membership driven organization that represents men and women and their families, who have retired or will retire from employment with the State of Louisiana. RSEA’s mission is to advance the quality of life of current and future retired state employees who have given of their talents to the State of Louisiana.

Frank retired in 2003 after more than thirty years with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections having served in a variety of administrative positions including Assistant Warden and Warden of juvenile and adult prison facilities, respectively. He is a former trustee on the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) and served in that capacity from 1994-2001. He was Chairman of the Board of LASERS in 1996 and Investment Committee Chair in 2000 and 2001.

During his career, Frank was actively involved on several Boards including the Louisiana Association of Wardens and Superintendents, the Department of Corrections Credit Union, Council of Louisiana Trustees, and LASERS. Frank is currently a trustee on the Harbor Police Retirement System Board of Directors.

Frank holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University- New Orleans and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of New Orleans (UNO). He is married to the former Deborah Ann Smith, who is a pediatric dental assistant. Frank and Debbie have two children, Ryan, a graduate in Finance and the Master of Business Administration program from the University of New Orleans; and Megan, a student at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, LA., majoring in business administration.

Current Topic


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?

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