Scott Ballard is owner of Ballard Brands, LLC, a fast casual dining leader based in Covington, Louisiana with his two brothers. Scott is also the founder of Ballard Hospitality, LLC, a logistics company that provides lifestyle services, housing and all logistical support to remote sites and beyond. The company is active worldwide and is gradually becoming one of the largest in its sector. Scott is a former owner/operator of Smoothie King franchises in Georgia, North Carolina and Louisiana.
Scott serves on the LSU Board of Supervisors and served as the Chair of the Board from 2016-2017. Scott also served on the Louisiana Board of Regents and the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission as well as currently serving on the Louisiana Boys and Girls Club, Committee of 100, Young Presidents Organization and Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
He is an active member of his community having served on the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation Board and currently a member of the St. Tammany and Greater New Orleans Chambers of Commerce. Ballard Brands has been recognized by New Orleans City Business magazine as a “Top 100 Private Company” for four consecutive years and as “Best Business of the Year” by the St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce in 2009. Scott received the “40 Under 40 Most Influential Business Men of the Year” honor from Gambit Magazine in 2008 and “Humanitarian of the Year” by Louisiana Cooking Magazine in 2010.
Scott graduated from Tulane University with a degree in political science and economics. He is married to Kristi Ballard and is the father of three children.