Hall of Distinction Class of 2010-2011

Roy O. Martin III is president and CFO of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company, L.L.C., Martin Timber Company, L.L.C., and Martin Companies, L.L.C. He is a director and co‐founder of Indigo Minerals, LLC, a Houston‐based oil and natural gas exploration company, and Perforex Forest Services, L.L.C., a Louisiana logging company.

Born in Alexandria, Louisiana, Martin is a 1978 graduate of Bolton High School. He graduated from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1982 after receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Tau Beta Pi). He continued his education at LSU, obtaining his MBA in 1985. In 2008, Martin was named to LSU's Alumni Hall of Distinction, and the LSU School of Business Hall of Distinction. He was selected by Congressman Rodney Alexander to reign as King of the 2009 Washington Mardi Gras representing the State of Louisiana.

Martin began his career in 1982 at Martco Limited Partnership in LeMoyen, Louisiana, working through the ranks as accounting manager and sawmill superintendent. In 1986, he became accounting manager at the corporate office in Alexandria. In 1988, he was elected president of MHC Properties and secretary‐treasurer of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company and Martin Timber Company. In 1999, he was elected executive vice president of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company.

Throughout the years, Martin has volunteered his time and served in various board and chair capacities for companies and organizations such as Lions Club, United Way of Central Louisiana (Volunteer of the Year in 1995), Habitat for Humanity (Golden Hammer Award), American Red Cross, Rapides Regional Medical Center, First Commerce Corporation, Rapides Bank/Bank One, Cenla Advantage Partnership, Salvation Army (Dorcas Award in 1992), LSU‐Alexandria Advisory Board, Committee of 100/Chairman of SECURE, Chairman of Governor‐Elect Jindal's Economic Growth Transition Advisory Council, Louisiana Baptist Foundation, Inner City Revitalization, Louisiana Forestry Association, American Heart Association in CENLA, Chamber of Commerce of Central Louisiana, and Calvary Baptist Church building committee. He also served on the Louisiana Recovery Authority, Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA), and LSU Health Sciences Foundation. He and Jonathan Martin were presented with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Southern District in 2004.

At present, Martin serves on the Louisiana Commission on Streamlining Government. He is on organizational boards such as Salvation Army, Orchard Foundation for Education, Tiger Athletic Foundation, LSU Flagship Coalition, and the Dean's Advisory Council of LSU's E. J. Ourso School of Business. He is also a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana.

Martin is married to Kathy Kilpatrick from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who is also a graduate of LSU with an MBA. They have two children, Christopher and Laura. Chris, a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and former 4-A state tennis champion, and is graduating in May of this year from LSU's College of Engineering. Laura is a junior at LSU's School of Design studying architecture. Laura, with her dad as King, was selected to reign as Queen of the 2009 Washington Mardi Gras representing the State of Louisiana.

Hobbies include competitive tennis, running and golf. Martin ran a qualifying time for the Boston Marathon in the Phoenix Marathon in January 2007 and completed the Boston Marathon in April of that year. The New York Marathon is on his agenda for 2011.