As a dedicated and hardworking oilman, Fred Lemond built his entire life based on his faith and service to his community. Raised in Liberty County, Fred worked diligently around his family farm. As a youth, he devoted his time to FFA and volunteered locally at his Catholic Church. From his humble beginning, Fred set positive examples among his peers as he blazed a path for future generations. He is truly an example of the American Dream come true: A dream that he desperately wants to see available for all generations.
After graduating high school, Fred worked as a roustabout in the oilfields. As a first-generation college student, Fred paid his own way and graduating from the University of North Texas with a degree in Business. Fred then went on to have a 32- year career in the oil and gas industry, culminating with being named Global Operations Lead with British Petroleum (BP). Over his career he has been tasked with managing thousands of people, advising policymakers and maintaining a working relationship with stakeholders.
Fred’s faith, desire to serve others and work capacity would be tested in 2009 – 2010. During this time his sister lost her battle with cancer and one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history would occur, Deep Water Horizon oil spill. As a person of character, he guided his family through tragedy and then guided the people of the Gulf Coast through their recovery. During the recovery, he discovered the assistance being provided was not making it to the working class people and small business owners. He cut through the bureaucratic red tape to connect civic organizations, churches and community leaders with resource centers which allowed aid to finally reach devastated communities. This is the type of principled leadership Fred will take to Austin.
Fred believes in education reform; job growth for rural Texas; economic development for small businesses, farmers and ranchers; access to quality and affordable healthcare; and defending the constitution.
Fred resides in Raywood, Texas, with his wife Trina. They have three children (all college graduates) and seven grandchildren. He is currently the Vice President of the Trinity Valley Exposition. Trinity Valley Exposition is an organization that strives to promote livestock, agriculture, and rural heritage. He also serves as Vice President of the Society of Saint Vincent DePaul. The Society of Saint Vincent DePaul provides services and support to those in need. In particular, Saint Vincent DePaul provides food baskets, through food distributions, which serve approximately 350 families per month.