Fred is President and CEO of Farmers Merchants Bank & Trust and is a licensed pharmacist. He is a founding member and served as President of St. Martin Economic Development Authority and is vice-chairman of the St. Martin Hospital Board of Directors. Fred is Chair of the Senate Committee of Health and Welfare and also serves on committees for Local and Municipal Affairs, Judiciary C, Coastal Restoration and Flood Control and Women and Children. He is a recipient of the Louisiana Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Legislator of the Year award. Portfolio of Service: Briefs & advises SMHA on legislative and state administrative issues, expert on health care and institutional transitions as well as banking and economic development issues, connects the not-for-profit sector to public sector, public relations expertise. Shares his extraordinary talent and sense of humor while briefing the board on the most stressful of economic and policy issues.