2022-2023 Governor

2022-2023 Governor R. Bruce Hammatt

Bruce Hammatt, proudly serving as Governor-elect of LAMISSTENN:

  • Retired after over 30 years of service in the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, served as Assistant Secretary with over 350 employees
  • Member of the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge for nearly 30 years. 
  • Served as Club President
  • Member of E-LAMISSTENN Club
  • Served as President of Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge Foundation
  • Club Board member on several occasions; chaired several Committees
  • Lieutenant Governor for two years 2012-2014
  • Serves as a LAMISSTENN Club Counselor
  • Served as 2019-2020 Governor of LAMISSTENN District of Kiwanis International
  • Received the Ralph L.W. Schmidt Outstanding Kiwanian Award
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Major Gift from the Kiwanis International Foundation for saving over 13,000 lives helping the Eliminate Project
  • River of Life Fellow
  • Currently serving as the Vice President on the Kiwanis Family House Board of Directors
  • Married for 49 1/2 years to his best friend and fishing partner, Joy. They have two wonderful sons and five grandchildren. (Yes, they all enjoy fishing!)


  • BS and MS in Wildlife Management from LSU
  • Founding member of Magnolia Wood Civic Association
  • President of Magnolia Wood Swim Club for several years
  • Boy Scout High Adventure Explorer Post Leader for several years
  • Cub Scout Webelos Leader
  • Member of St. Jude Men’s Club
  • Member of St. Jude Knights of Columbus
  • Served in appointed positions under several Louisiana Governors