NOLA Motorsports Park
BioDr. Chouest is a native of Galliano, Louisiana and resident of New Orleans. He is the owner and developer of NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana which is one of the largest and most modern motorsports destinations in the United States. A former family practitioner, Dr. Chouest joined his family business, Edison Chouest Offshore, in 1983 and served in all aspects of company operations including design, construction and operation of various offshore support vessels. During his tenure at the company, Edison Chouest Offshore grew into a major worldwide force within the deep-water oil and gas exploration and production industry. Dr. Chouest retired from the company in 2006 to focus on the motorsports business.
A graduate of South Lafourche High School, Chouest earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 1974 and earned a medical degree from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1978.
Chouest has served in many industry roles over the course of his career. He served as chairman of the Offshore Marine Service Association and on the boards of directors for the National Ocean Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard's National Offshore Safety Advisory Committee. He was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal as a Commisioner of the Port of New Orleans in 2014.
Chouest previously served on the boards of two public companies, the Kaman Corporation and Deeptech International.
He is currently active in promoting the development of the Churchill Farms area of Jefferson Parish and developing New Orleans into a major motorsports destination.