Don Briggs is stepping down after 26 years as president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and be succeed by his son, Gifford Briggs, who serves as vice president of the organization.
Briggs made the decision public Thursday in a letter on the organization's website. He will continue to serve LOGA as President Emeritus. The transition will be made final at LOGA’s annual meeting in March.
"I will be pursuing another venture to ensure that Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is celebrated and continues to prosper despite the political and economic pressures of the state," he said in the letter.
The Miami native and 1964 graduate of USL in Lafayette began his career in the oil and gas industry with Owen Drilling Co. while attending college. In 1992, he stepped away from his service company business in Lafayette to organize the oil and gas association.