2011/02/20 - Isidore J. Lamothe, III (Pete)
Isidore J. Lamothe, III (Pete)
“My personal philosophy on volunteerism is based on the premise that we were put here to make a contribution and to use our God-given talents to further the goodness of all mankind.”
Pete Lamothe’s words underscore the importance of the time and energy he lends to numerous organizations. However, Mr. Lamothe’s focus at this time is on two specific projects. The first is implementation of the East Texas College and Career Center (ETC3), a partnership with Kilgore College and several local school districts to share resources for providing dual-credit technical and academic courses equally among the students at the partner high schools. Mr. Lamothe serves on the board of directors for ETC3. As a member of the Mu Rho Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, he is also involved with his second project, the 2011 Black and Gold Gala, to be held at the Summit Club on June 4. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Mu Rho Lambda scholarship fund.
“It’s simply a matter of giving back in any way that we are capable,” Mr. Lamothe said. “If we all practiced the philosophy of giving back, just a little, what a better place this would be for everyone.”
Mr. Lamothe serves on the board of directors for the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and for GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment). He is a member of The University of Texas-Tyler Longview Center Development Council and is a volunteer for United Way.
With his educational background and position with Eastman Chemical Company, Mr. Lamothe has the opportunity to serve as chairman on the Kilgore College Process Technology Advisory Committee and is a member of both the Kilgore College Industrial Maintenance Technology Advisory Committee and the Texas State Technical College-Marshall Process Technology Advisory Committee. He serves on the executive committee for the American Apprenticeship Round Table and Workforce Solutions of East Texas. Mr. Lamothe is a member of both the American Society for Training and Development and the International Society for Performance Improvement.
Mr. Lamothe is originally from Longview but lived in Marshall for a time and graduated from Marshall High School. He has been a resident of Longview for 20 years. Mr. Lamothe is a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout, the highest rank attainable in the scouting program. He earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration/accounting from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at Texas A&M University. He and his wife, Glenda, have two sons.
“I enjoy the spirit of community in Longview and the willingness of many Longview citizens to help make worthwhile projects a success, especially those that impact the community as a whole,” Mr. Lamothe said.