Gifford Briggs leaving LOGA; Mike Moncla named interim president

     The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association today announced that Gifford Briggs, who has been with the association since 2007, will depart Sept. 11. Mike Moncla has been named as interim president.  

    Briggs, the association’s president, is leaving to become the Gulf Coast region director for the American Petroleum Institute.

    “Gifford has been instrumental in elevating LOGA to the level of recognition it receives today. We have benefitted from his skills, talents, and leadership abilities for the last thirteen years,” says Jim Justiss, LOGA’s chairman, in a prepared statement. “Those same skills, talents, and abilities have not gone unrecognized by others in industry and government. We will miss our friend dearly, but congratulate him and his family on this wonderful opportunity.” 

    During his tenure, Briggs has worked to advocate for the association’s members and for legislation to bring the state’s legal, regulatory, and tax environment in line with other states.

    Interim President Mike Moncla is the vice president of Marketing at DrilTech LLC and a partner at Moncla Workover & Drilling. Moncla has served on LOGA’s board of directors for over a decade and on the LOGA Executive Committee for the past three years. Kati Hyer, who has served with LOGA since January 2019, has been promoted to the association’s vice president of communications.