A successful and self-made businessman, generous civic leader, pine tree farmer, cattle rancher and avid sportsman, Walter Boasso has matched his success with his commitment to public service. He was recently recognized as the 2006 Legislator of the Year by the Alliance for Good Government, an honor he was also awarded in 2004 after his first year in office.
A graduate of UNO and Chalmette High School, Boasso has served for over 20 years as CEO and President of Boasso America Corporation, a national network of tank container facilities that provides tank cleaning, testing, repair, transfer, tank-truck emergency response services and transportation of bulk liquid materials - a company he began with soap, a brush and a will to do what others would not. The company now employs hundreds in its facilities in Louisiana, South Carolina, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, and Florida. A lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish, Boasso was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 2003.