Roger Villere, Jr.
Roger was elected State Chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana in March of 2004. Formerly, he served as the Chairman of the Republican Party of East Jefferson and Jefferson Parish as well as RNC National Committeeman. Roger has also served on the Republican Parish Executive Committee and the Republican State Central Committee of Louisiana. In the academic arena, he was a fellow for the LSU Academy of Politics and Loyola Institute of Politics in 1989 and 1990, respectively. Roger was also active in the Chamber of New Orleans and River Region, serving as Chairman of both the East Jefferson and Small Business Councils. Roger is a prominent florist in Louisiana and served as the President of the Louisiana State Florist Association, of which he is a life member. Roger is a member of the Society of American Florists and was inducted into The Academy of Florist, their National Honor Society. In 2008 Roger served as Chairman of the Electoral College for Louisiana.
Since joining the RNC, Roger has served on the Rules and Resolutions Committees and currently is a member of the RNC Executive Committee serving as a Vice Chairman of the RNC. He remains President of the Villere Corporation and owner of Villere’s Florist. He is a Board Member of the Loyola Institute of Politics, WYES-TV and the Knights of Columbus Council 4663. Roger served as an officer and board member of Women’s New Life Center, East Jefferson Hospital Foundation, the Metairie and Louisiana Jaycees and the Lafreniere Kiwanis. Roger served the Boy Scouts as Scoutmaster and member of Order of the Arrow and is a life member of the National Rifle Association as well as a JCI Senator. Roger is also founder and charter member of the Jefferson Chamber and Pelican State Pachyderms. Roger currently serves as a member of the Louisiana Bicentennial Commission.
Roger studied horticulture at the University of New Orleans and currently lives in Metairie with his wife, Donna. They have three children and four grandchildren.