Jack Laborde

Jack LabordeCurrent Activities:

  • President of All Aboard Development Corp., a New Orleans based independent oil and gas exploration and development firm
  • Chairman of the Board, Gulf Island Fabrication Inc., a worldwide fabrication contractor


  • Tulane University, May 1971 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (attended on a football scholarship)
  • Tulane University, May 1973, Masters in Business Administration with a major in finance & tax

Professional Background:

  • Exxon Co. USA 1973- 1978
  • Ocean Drilling & Exploration Co./ Murphy Oil Corp. 1978-1993 (Vice- President International Drilling)
  • Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. 1993- 1996 (Marketing manager – International)
  • All Aboard Development Corp. 1996 – Present (President since 1996)

Corporate Boards:

  • Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. (NASDAQ Listed: GIFI) (Houma, La. Based fabricator of drilling and production platforms) Member of the Audit and Compensation Committees.
  • Avoca, Inc. (a passive royalty company – approximately 16,000 acres under management – member of audit and compensation committees)
  • Iberia Bank – Lafayette, La. (NASDAQ “IBKC”) New Orleans Advisory Board

Present Board Member:

  • LSU Health Science Center Foundation. Presently Chairman of the Board and Member of the Investment Committee
  • Tulane University – Science & Engineering School Board of Advisors
  • Sugar Bowl Committee – President

Prior Board Affiliations:

  • Jesuit High School
  • Tulane University Athletic Alumni (President)
  • Audubon Nature Institute
  • Tulane University Athletic Director’s Advisory Board
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame (Chapter President)
  • University of Virginia – Jefferson Scholars Selection Committee
  • New Orleans Country Club Board of Governors - 12 years President 2006-2007
  • Coast Guard /National Offshore Safety & Advisory Committee New Orleans YMCA


  • Date of Birth: March 31, 1949
  • Married with 2 children