Entrepreneur and Philanthropist in Houma, Louisiana
Benny Cenac: Houma businessman and third-generation owner of Cenac Marine Services, originally founded by his grandfather in 1927 as Cenac Towing Company . Under his tenure as owner, Benny Cenac, has led the Houma-based company since 1981 through several industry hardships by focusing on customer service, efficiency, quality and safety in its marine transportation services. Cenac Marine Services has clients across the country and maintains a focus on transporting liquid petroleum barges.
Benny Cenac is guided by the values and principles established by his grandfather, a long-time Houma resident, over 85 years ago: a commitment to employee satisfaction and great company morale. Benny Cenac takes pride in continuing this legacy, and is certain that all current Cenac employees would share that everyone from the boat captains to the security guards are treated as family and the company operates as such.
Benny Cenac is an entrepreneur at heart. In addition to Cenac Marine, Benny Cenac owns several other business entities in Houma and the broader gulf coast region, touching a wide-range of industries such as retail, manufacturing, wholesale and agriculture. Benny Cenac enjoys seeking out new business opportunities across the Houma region, in an effort to help cultivate a strong local economy.
Benny Cenac is also proud to serve as a dedicated leader in his community. Benny Cenac has served on several boards and committees, including Nicholls State University Foundation, Nicholls State University College of Business Advisory Board, and Restore or Retreat. Benny Cenac is also a member of Bayou Community Foundation, American Waterways Operators, South Central Industrial Association, and Greater New Orleans Foundation.
Benny Cenac is also a devoted philanthropist, donating both his time and money to dozens of local Houma causes, as well as regional, national and international causes. He is most fond of his involvement with the Terrebonne Association for Retarded Citizens, Houma-Terrebonne NAACP, O.N.E./C.H.A.N.G.E., American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation.