Jerry T. Gonsoulin
Board of Directors
President and CEO of M & M Bumper Service, LLC, Jerry T. Gonsoulin is a native son of Terrebonne Parish, located 50 miles southwest of New Orleans, in the heart of the bayou country. Jerry is living proof that, “age is just a number”. He is a direct descendent of the French Acadian pioneers that settled the bayous and swamps of southeast Louisiana over 400 years ago, and has a passion for the land that has been home to his family for the past 4 centuries.
For the first 55 years of his life, he has been a successful entrepreneur, businessman, prominent citizen, and family man. A real “play-maker” that doesn’t sit on his laurels, he has built and managed several, successful oil field service companies on the banks of the bayous and waterways of Southeast Louisiana.
He is a 1960 graduate of Terrebonne High School, Houma, Louisiana, and was working towards a Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Geology / Geosciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, before a family emergency forced an early departure from school to help his father manage the company business in the booming oil field industry in the mid-1960s. While attending USL, he maintained a Dean’s List GPA, was an active member of the US Air Force ROTC and was destined for a career in the USAF upon graduation. He is an accomplished pilot, owns, and regularly flies, the company’s corporate, as well as his own personal, aircraft for business and pleasure.
Active in the maritime industry, aviation, and his community, Jerry has over 7,500 hrs. in multiple types of aircraft; 3,500 hrs. of which, are in seaplanes. In addition to being the CEO of M & M Bumper Service, LLC, Jerry has been 50% owner & Executive Vice President of LeBeouf Brothers Towing, has served on the President’s Council of the AOPA, is a Lifetime Member of EAA Bill Fornof Chapter 513, served multiple terms on the Houma – Terrebonne Airport Commission & was instrumental in securing a control tower for the Houma airport. He is also active in the local Terrebonne Parish Educational System & supports the Kids in Aviation (4th – 7th grade) Physics of Flight Program, the Science & Math Clubs, and the local EAA Young Eagles STEM education program. He is a member of the American Stern Wheel Association, was on the Board of Directors for the American Waterway Operators Association, & still remains active in the Marine Transportation Industry in Southeast Louisiana and the Southeastern U.S. Gulf Coast.
He is married and lives with his beautiful wife of 24 years, Scotty Ann. Together they have 3 children & 5 grandchildren, that he is working hard to pass on his love of their heritage, the bayou country, aviation, and the work ethics that made him a success in life.