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Panelist Bio

Dan Borne
President of the Louisiana Chemical Association

Dan Borne' is President of the Louisiana Chemical Association, which represents the interests of over 70 chemical manufacturing companies that operate at 100 locations in the state.

He is also President of the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, a partnership of Louisiana’s chemical plants and hundreds of their suppliers, contractors and vendors.

Before joining the LCA 16 years ago, Borne' was a Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.

He has also worked for a state senator; a congressman; three United States Senators and a governor. Borne' has anchored television news and sports and done radio play-by-play.

He has a bachelor’s from Nicholls State and a master’s from LSU, where he is an adjunct member of the graduate faculty.

Borne' and his wife, Lisette, have four children and live in Baton Rouge.

His hobby is following LSU sports. He is the public address announcer at Tiger Stadium and at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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