Raider Alumnus Chad Pitfield ‘97 has joined the City of Kenner as Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. He spent the past 21 years in law enforcement at the Kenner Police Department, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, reaching the rank of Major. Pitfield was named Parks and Recreation Director in May by Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn. Mayor Zahn worked often with Pitfield, who was president of the board of Patrons of Lafreniere Park, on big events like Uncle Sam Jam. “I have seen first-hand his organizational skills and leadership abilities,” Zahn said. “Add to that his extensive background in administration at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and I was eager for him to fill the opening we had in our recreation department.”
Pitfield, who grew up in Kenner played sports at Greenlawn Playground and football at Rummel, said he’s excited to come back home. “Coming from the profession that I was in previously, this is now my chance to give the community – and more importantly the youth of our city – quality programs to keep them out of trouble,” Pitfield said. “I want our kids to have outlets to avoid any trouble with law enforcement.”
“It is in the company of Jesus that you work for the glory of God.” (Med 78.2 - Feast of St. Andrew, Apostle)
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