1st Lt., USMC
Board of Advisors
N. Barton Loomis, a native New York City, NY, was born September, 10th, 1946. He is married and lives in Mandeville, LA with his beautiful wife, Jena, a teacher @ Tchefuncte Middle School. They have 5 successful sons between them.
Bart comes from a family with deep-rooted military and government service. His father, Dr. W. F. Loomis, was a Professor of Biochemistry @ Brandeis University, & a Major, USAR Medical Corps during WWII, & one of the original members of the American OSS (now the CIA), where he met and married Bart’s mother. Their careers with the military and OSS gave Bart the opportunity to experience almost every part of the known civilized world while growing up.
He graduated with honors from one of the nation’s top military schools, Andover Academy & from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 with a BA Microeconomics. He is also a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance.
Bart is a decorated Combat Veteran of Vietnam, USMC, 1970 – 1971, where he was the commander of an elite Marine Force Recon Unit, RVN Special Forces Kit Carson Scouts. As a Naval Intelligence Officer, he held a US Government Top Secret Security Clearance during his service with the Marines. He joined the United States Marines immediately after graduation & after Marine Corps Boot Camp, was selected for Officer Candidate School, Quantico, VA. While with the Marines, he successfully completed Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA, and graduated fluent in French, Spanish, & Vietnamese. After a successful career with the Marines, while building a business and raising a family, he also managed to find time to attend Tulane Law School in 1974.
His civilian professional experience in SE Louisiana’s Petrochemical Industry includes a 29-year leadership post @ J.H. Menge & Company, Inc, as their President & CEO. During that time, he also served double duty as the CEO of
A-Ready Fabricators in Harvey, LA & was Editor-in-Chief of the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance magazine. His association memberships include the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, where he was Director from 1996 – 2004, the Greater New Orleans Executives Association, President, 1994, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He spends his retirement as the Co-Chairman, Veterans Affairs, Louisiana Commission on PTSD, and is one of the primary consultants for the United States Marine Corps, Combat Martial Arts, USMC Headquarters, Quantico, VA. Bart is a Black Belt & active competitor in Martial Arts, and works out an average of 3-4 times per week in martial arts training. He was also the Co-Founder, City Business Newspaper, Metairie, LA and Co-Founder, Gambit Newspaper, New Orleans, LA.
No stranger to charitable causes, Bart has a long history of supporting worthy, nonprofit, missions. Over the years he has been a member in or participated in the Volunteers of America National Housing, where he was the Chairman from 1992 – 94, Operation Mainstream (Literacy), Chairman, 1981 – 88, the Christ Episcopal School, Chairman, 1986 – 88, and was the Chairman of the Public Affairs Research Council in New Orleans. He was also a member in the Republican Senate Trust, Washington, DC from 1979 – 82, and the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission from 1978 – 83. He was a member of the Mardi Gras Krew of Rex and the Mardi Gras Krew of Orphesus, the New Orleans Symphony Chorus from 1991 – 93, and the New Orleans Opera Chorus in 1994.