Named as the Executive Director of the McFaddin-Ward House in January 2021, Tony L. Chauveaux is responsible for planning, directing and administering all programs and activities of the museum. Chauveaux, formerly a corporate attorney with the Beaumont, Texas firm of Crutchfield, DeCordova & Chauveaux, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.
Prior to his return to Beaumont and the McFaddin-Ward House, Chauveaux served as Deputy Chairman for Programs and Partnerships of the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. from 2017 through 2020. He previously served at the Arts Endowment from 2003 through 2007 as Deputy Chairman for Grants and Awards.
Between his “tours of duty” at the National Endowment for the Arts, Chauveaux served as Executive Director of Longue Vue House and Gardens in New Orleans, Louisiana, from 2013 to 2017.
Prior to his moving to New Orleans and Longue Vue House & Gardens, Chauveaux served as the Deputy Director of The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, California.
Whenever possible, he escapes to his ranch in the Texas Panhandle near the town of Claude, which was homesteaded by his ancestors in 1888, and where he was raised.