Art E. Favre, owner and president of Baton Rouge-based Performance Contractors, Inc., a $660 million general industrial services company, graduated from LSU in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in construction. An active supporter of LSU and the College of Engineering, Art serves as a member of the Dean's Advisory Council and the Board of Directors of the Construction Industry Advisory Council for Department of Construction Management and Industrial Technology. He has also served as past president of the LSU Construction Industry Advisory Council. He is a member of the LSU Alumni Association, the LSU Foundation, and TAF. Art is active in numerous professional and civic organizations, among them, the American Association of Cost Engineers, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, Louisiana Right to Work Committee, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board, Blueprint Louisiana Board, and the City Club Foundation of Baton Rouge. Among his many honors are the LSU Greek Excellence Award, the ABC Pelican Chapter Merit Shop Man of the Year Award, induction into the LSU Construction Management Hall of Fame, the LSU Department of Construction Management - Distinguished Patron, and Marketer of the Year Award by the SME of Greater Baton Rouge, and induction into the College of Engineering Hall of Distinction. Prior to founding Performance Contractors in 1979, Art worked for Lurgi-Knost Engineers and Constructors, the Fluor Corporation, and Universal Corporation. Under his leadership, Performance Contractors has received four National Construction Safety Awards and numerous National Excellence in Construction Award. Louisiana Contractor Magazine has recognized Performance Contractors four times for having the Best Industrial/Manufacturing project in the state. Favre has two children, Scott and Shelley, and three grandchildren, Brandon, Elizabeth, and Christian.