The RSEA Hall of Fame honors and recognizes public servants, who through their public careers and/or activities in retirement, have made significant contributions to the employees and retirees of the State of Louisiana. Any member of RSEA may submit nominations at any time. Nominations will be reviewed annually in the month of April by a committee who will verify the nomination information and determine if the nominee meets the standards necessary for inclusion in the Hall of Fame. The committee will submit a recommendation for induction to the RSEA Board of Directors for consideration and approval. Recipients will be recognized at RSEA Chapter Meetings and the annual RSEA Statewide Conference. Nomination forms are to be submitted to the RSEA office, 9412 Common Street, Suite 7, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
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On the 2nd day of October 2012, RSEA honored Jimmie H. Davis as the first inductee into the RSEA Association of Louisiana Hall of Fame.
On the 8th day of October 2013, RSEA honored Louis S. Quinn, Sr. as the second inductee into RSEA of Louisiana Hall of Fame.
On the 7th day of October 2014, RSEA honored James E. “Jimmy” Fitzmorris, Jr. as the third inductee into the RSEA of Louisiana Hall of Fame.
Watson S. Finister, Jr.
Inducted October 2015
On the 6th day of October 2015, RSEA honored Watson S. Finister, Jr. as the fourth inductee into the RSEA of Louisiana Hall of Fame.
On the 6th day of October 2015, RSEA honored Charles E. Dunbar, Jr. as the fifth inductee into the RSEA of Louisiana Hall of Fame.
Inducted September 12, 2018
Mary Young Cannon, was a career civil servant who dedicated over thirty-five years of her life to the citizens of Louisiana having served as an Accountant IV at Charity Hospital of New Orleans; and who was also a member of the Hospital Financial Management Association; Data Processing Management Association since 1960; and Vice President of the Louisiana Public Employee’s Council; and also served for over 20 years in various capacities on the RSEA Board of Directors including statewide President of RSEA in 1983 and President of the New Orleans Chapter of RSEA for many years; and Ms. Cannon served with distinction on the Louisiana State Employees’ Retirement System (LASERS) Board of Trustees starting fifty years ago from 1968 until 1975, including as Chairman of Investments, and as Chairman of the Board in 1974; and served again from 1983 until 1987; and was re-elected from 1992 until 1999; and finally serving as a LASERS Board Trustee Emeritus until 2002; and during Mary’s tenure on the LASERS Board, system assets grew from $220 million in 1968 to over $4 billion by 1999; and Ms. Cannon served on the LASERS Board of Trustees that oversaw construction of the present LASERS’ building that was occupied in 1987; and she saw significant LASERS’ legislative changes for benefit of retirees including: the extension of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) from 2 to 3 years; implementation of Initial Benefit Option (IBO); establishment of a 20-year retirement option; and the creation of the Experience Account to provide for retiree COLAs.