A graduate of Jackson High School in Jackson, Louisiana, Havard attended ITI Technical College and Louisiana State University, where he studied industrial instrumentation and design. Prior to entering politics, he worked for eighteen years as a manager of engineering sales and as a business development executive in petrochemical, oil, and natural gas industries.
Havard served as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 62, from 2012 until November 2018, when he was elected Parish President of West Feliciana.
Havard is a member of Rotary International, Lions Club, East Feliciana Parish Chamber of Commerce and Louisiana Oil and Gas Association. He volunteers for the Easter Seals Foundation. He has been a volunteer youth baseball coach and previously served as an appointed member of the Zachary Taylor Parkway Commission.
Havard and his wife, Shondell, a public school teacher in Saint Francisville, have two sons. They are affiliated with the historic Grace Episcopal Church in Saint Francisville.