Vince Hayward


L.H. Hayward & Company

Geo Area
Region 1


Vince Hayward is the CEO and fourth generation owner of L.H. Hayward and Company, the New Orleans based business that offers Camellia Brand Beans – founded in 1923. Vince joined the company in 1992 & under his leadership, Camellia’s famous Red Kidney beans have become the nation’s most loved bean.

Vince has driven a program of sustainable growth for Camellia, who now enjoys an expanded domestic and international sales force focused on growth via retail and food service channels both domestically and internationally. Due to investments in online digital assets, the company has grown significantly in both distribution and revenue. The company annually receives the highest mark (Grade A) in Food Safety certifications and is now practicing Lean Manufacturing philosophies. Vince sees himself as a steward of the family business and is looking forward to passing it on to the next generation in the years to come.

Prior professional roles before serving at Camellia, Vince has been:
A General Contractor
Automotive Repair Shop Owner
K&B Drugs Store Manager

St. Paul’s High School, Covington La (1985)
University of Louisiana Lafayette La (1991)

Community Roles:
Member of the St. Tammany Exchange Club
P.O.S.T Certified Reserve Deputy, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office
Board Member Southern Food and Beverage Museum
Recently joined Board Member World Trade Center
Member Thayer Institute for Leadership Counseling and Training
Member Vistage Worldwide
Prior Board Member of St. Tammany Trace
Prior Board Member of YMCA, St. Tammany

Hobbies include:
Spending time in the woods and waters of Louisiana.
Raising 2 Sons: Mason and Logan (19 and 13) as well as one Daughter, Delaney (13)
Learning, reading, and generally improving leadership and business skills.