Patricia Felder

Pat FelderPatricia Hyde Felder earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and completed post graduate work at the University of Southern Mississippi and Southeastern Louisiana University.

In 1987, she and her husband, Wayne, opened an electroplating plant in Hammond. Wayne had been the general manager of the largest plating operation in the U.S. in New Orleans for the previous eight years. The Felders subsequently opened a wholesale outlet in Baton Rouge in 1988, selling automotive bumpers to dealerships and independent body shops in Louisiana, which they were plating and remanufacturing in Hammond. After closing their plant in Hammond in 1993, they expanded the business in Baton Rouge and have experienced growth ever since.

Pat has two children, Bradford Hyde Felder and Cassie Erin Felder. Brad is attorney with three partners at Huval, Veazey, Felder and Reneger, LLC with locations in Lafayette and Covington. Cassie is an attorney who has opened her own practice in Baton Rouge, Cassie Felder & Associates, LLC.

Pat is active in the following:

  • Louisiana Small Business Association, State Chairman (2006-present)
  • Baton Rouge Area Sports Foundation, Board of Directors (2010-present)
  • The Baton Rouge Opera Guild Board of Directors, President (2013-2015), Treasurer, 1st Vice President
  • FuturePac, Chairman of the Board of Directors (2011 and 2014), Secretary of the Board (2009)
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Chairman of the Board of Directors (2013), Secretary of Board of Directors (2009-2010), Past Chairman of the Small Business Council, Executive Committee Member
  • Governor’s Small Business Advisory Council through the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, State Chairman (2009-2013)
  • National Federation of Independent Business Leadership Council, State Chairman (2009-2013)
  • Baton Rouge Rotary Club, Chairman of Awards Committee (2010-2011)
  • Camelot Club of Baton Rouge, Board of Governors (2007-2010)
  • Woman’s Hospital Annual Campaign, Chairman, Major Gifts Division (2012)
  • Woman’s Hospital Annual Campaign, Chairman, Corporate Division (2011)
  • Woman’s Hospital Annual Campaign, Vice Chairman, Corporate Division (2010)
  • Advisory Council on Ethics for Governor-Elect Bobby Jindal
  • Baton Rouge Area Volunteers for Opera (BRAVO)
  • Baton Rouge Community College Advisory Board for Business School
  • Baton Rouge Community College Advisory Council for Business Incubator
  • First Presbyterian Church of Hammond
  • Hammond Junior Auxiliary, Life Member
  • Louisiana Ambassadors through Louisiana Department of Economic Development
  • National Board of Directors of the Quality Parts Coalition

Awards:

  • National Federation of Independent Business, State Champion of the Year (2010) issued by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development
  • National Federation of Independent Business, Regional Champion of the Year (2010) (one of four chosen)
  • Baton Rouge Business Report’s Influential Women in Business (2009)
  • Auto Body Parts Association, President’s Award (2007)