Meet the Board

Nathan Hicks
LVGA President

(Shreveport, LA.)

Nathan has been a member of the LVGA since 2014, during that time he has served on the board and focused in assisting in activities at the local municipality level.  He resides in Shreveport where he operates the Airport Truck & Travel Center. He is married to Sabra Hicks with whom he shares two children Lake {age 15} and Wes {age 11}.  Nathan has Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama, a Juris Doctorate from the Walter F. George school of Law, and an MBA from the Louisiana State University and is an ordained minister. Prior to entering the gaming industry Nathan practiced law with a focus on litigation. Nathan was elected President of the LVGA in December of 2023 and continues the efforts of the LVGA to protect and advance the interests of the industry.

Stan Guidroz
LVGA Founding Director

(Lafayette, LA.)

Stan Guidroz is the Managing Partner of LSM Gaming, Inc. and owner of Toucan Management.   Additionally, Stan has been in a leadership role within the industry since 2002 managing acquisitions and directing public relation efforts in Louisiana.  Prior to his work with LSM Gaming and Jacobs Entertainment, Stan worked in the petroleum marketing, convenience store and restaurant industries.   
Stan has served as a board member and President of the Louisiana Amusement Association (LAMOA), as well as a board member of the Louisiana Oil Marketers Association (LAMOCSA).  Additionally, Mr. Guidroz graduated from UL of Lafayette where he also holds an MBA degree.


Arthur Lawson
LVGA Vice President

(Gretna, LA.)

Rawlston Phillips III
LVGA Treasurer

(Port Allen, LA.)

Chad Cowie
LVGA Secretary
(Lafayette, LA.)

Keith Saia
LVGA Founding Director

(New Orleans, LA.)

Keith Saia is the President of Algiers Roy & Sons Music Co., Inc. DBA Algiers Music Co. was founded in 1979 and operates various amusement types. The company began operating video gaming devices in 1992. Algiers Music Co. is a family owned and operated business. Between Keith, his father and his brother, the Saia’s have over 150 years of experience in route operations.

Louie Vielee
LVGA Director
(Port Allen, LA.)

Louis Vielee was inspired by his parent’s strong work ethic in rural Mississippi. Louis had an interest in creating businesses as a young child by taking items castoff, such as wooden crates, pieces of steel and drums, and re-purposing them into items for sale. 
In 1984, Louis founded L & B Transport with an initial investment of $5,000 for one truck to service local gas stations with bulk fuel in Baton Rouge.  As demand increased, Louis added additional drivers and trucks to expand his business.  L & B Transport’s fleet has grown to approximately 385 trucks and over 1000 tanker trailers.
In 1994, Louis began TMI Enterprise and Grand Paradise Casino, which began as a transitioning of his current trucking terminal into a full service truck stop. Grand Paradise Truck Stop was founded with a full service restaurant and a 50-seat Video Poker Casino in Port Allen, Louisiana.  After getting his start with one truck stop, he has now increased to ownership of six truck stops and operation of multiple three-machine locations in Louisiana.  
Currently, Louis serves as President of seven different companies in the Video Poker Gaming Industry and other closely related businesses. Louis strategically organized other businesses, included a commercial construction company, Security company, bulk fuel distribution company and real estate property management company to support his Video Poker Truck Stop operations. 

What started out in 1984 as a small company with a value of only $5,000 is now the thirty-second largest company in the Baton Rouge area with revenue of $116,165,215, as listed in the 2011 Baton Rouge Business Report’s Top 100 Private Companies. 

Manish Sthanki
LVGA Director

(Baton Rouge, LA.)
Troy Estopinal
LVGA Director

(Chalmette, LA.)

Donovan Fremin
Convention Committee Chairman

(Houma, LA.)