Donaldsonville native Frank Sotile Jr. was elected to the American Sugar Cane League’s board of directors at its annual meeting Feb. 2 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Lafayette.

Sotile, 50, of St. James, has served on the board since 2003 and is on the its national and state legislative and public relations committees.

He is president of the Ascension Parish Farm Bureau and secretary/treasurer of the Lower Delta Soil and Water Conservation District.

Sotile has a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture business from LSU and farms with his son, Frank Sotile III, as Sotile Farms Inc. in Ascension, Assumption and St. James parishes.