In 1987 Wayne became a Louisiana licensed insurance agent. Presently Wayne is one of two Louisiana agents associated with (Fran) Tarkenton Financial Services, offering not only life insurance products, but unique retirement products as well. The market for his firm are people in their 50s and above. At present, Wayne’s firm has many millions of dollars put away in safe, secure financial products for his clients. Wayne has helped dozens of people prepare for retirement, and plan for the future.
In 2008 Wayne and Elaine (Wayne’s wife of 45+ years) decided to build their own building on Rue Louis XIV, moving in 2009. Now they have the room to offer more services to their clients, and expand their staff.
Wayne is a World War II fanatic, with many pieces of memorabilia of that era in his office. New Orleans is Wayne and Elaine’s favorite city. When travelling, Wayne and Elaine can usually be found in either the Woodland, Texas, or Columbia, South Carolina; where the grandkids (and their daughters’ family) reside.
Wayne is from Moreauville, La. (Avoyelles Parish), while Elaine is from Bunkie, La. Both attended USL in 1968, which is where they met. They have been married since 1972. After a brief stint in Thibodaux and Houma, they have lived in Lafayette for over 40 years.
Wayne is on the Louisiana Leadership board of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), serves as a board member for the Better Business Bureau, and serves on the board as treasurer for BarterTrust Acadiana.