Dennis L. Wallette, Jr. is the Director of the Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District. He earned his B.S. in Biology from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1987, and his M.S. in Entomology from Louisiana State University in 1999.
Dennis began his career in mosquito control when he was hired as a Biologist at the East Baton Rouge Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control District in 1990. In 2002, he left to take the position of Medical Entomologist for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. In 2003, he was named as the Director of the newly created Tangipahoa Mosquito Abatement District.
Dennis is currently serving as the Vice President of the American Mosquito Control Association. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association from 2004-2018. He served as its President in 2005 and as its Secretary-Treasurer from 2008-2018.
He has been a member of the Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunrisers Rotary Club since 2009 and served as its President for the term ending in 2018. Dennis is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association and also the Lion Athletic Association. He is a 2009 graduate of Leadership Tangipahoa.
Dennis and his wife, Donna, live in Hammond.