April 5, 2016 - William D. “Bill” Hogan, President and CEO of Ruston Bank, has been appointed to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission by Gov. John Bel Edwards. Hogan, who will serve as an at-large member of the commission, replaces Ronny Graham of Ruston.
Hogan will attend his first commission meeting as a member of the board Thursday during the LWFC April meeting in Baton Rouge.
Hogan, who lives in Ruston, has resided in Louisiana since 1989. He and his wife Kelly have two daughters, Taylor and Natalie. He was born in Nashville, Tenn., grew up in Fort Smith, Ark., and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in finance.
“As an avid outdoorsman and a long-time Louisiana resident, I am honored to serve and support the state in its efforts to conserve, protect and wisely use our abundant hunting and fishing habitat, species and opportunities with which we are uniquely blessed,’’ Hogan said.
A member of Ducks Unlimited for 25 years, Hogan has served as state chairman of DU and is a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He also has been active in several civic groups in the Ruston area. He is vice president of the Louisiana Tech University Foundation and served as chairman of the Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau. He was campaign chairman and a board member of the United Way.
“I believe we all have obligations to act as stewards of our natural resources and ensure that our rich outdoor traditions and culture are managed and maintained for current and future generations to enjoy,’’ Hogan said. “I am truly honored to be appointed as a commissioner by Governor John Bel Edwards and pledge to work for the people of Louisiana to help keep our state as the true Sportsman’s Paradise.’’