Board of Directors

President

Randy Hayden
Louisiana Propane Gas Association; LCF
13144 Perkins Road
Ste A
Baton Rouge, LA 70810-2029
Bio: 

Randy is president of Creative Communications, Inc., the company has been a provider of advertising, public relations and governmental relations services since 1984. Hayden also serves as a communications representative for the Louisiana Propane Gas Association. Established in 1949, LPGA is the leading non-profit trade association for the Louisiana propane industry. The purpose of LPGA is to promote, protect and encourage the growth of the propane industry in Louisiana. LPGA is committed to the education, safety, training, promotion, and legislative and regulatory efforts of the Louisiana propane industry.

Vice President

Paula Ridgeway
LADNR - Retired
1478 Stokeley Place
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Bio: 

Ridgeway is retired from the State of Louisiana after 32 years of service. For 18 years she was the Manager of the Federal Energy Efficient programs in the LADNR Technology Assessment Division.  One of her many successful projects was serving as a lead over the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the design, development, and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects totaling $89 million.

Under Ridgeway’s direction, Shreveport, La became the first in the nation to receive US EPA approval for performance contracting of city buildings to be included in an Early Action Compact, facilitated the organization of 3 Clean Cities Coalitions and designed expansion for the Louisiana Clean Fuels initiative for development of alternative fuels throughout the state. 

Secretary

Fred Skal
Hollingsworth Richards Ford; LCF
7787 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 985-630-2886
e-mail: fskal@louisianacleanfuels.org
 
Bio: 

Fred Skal is the Chairman of the LCF Board of Vehicular Sales and Infrastructure.  He has over 46 years of experience in automotive sales.  Currently, he holds a Business Development Executive position at Premier Automotive Group/Premier CNG in New Orleans, LA.  The company specializes in the expansion of CNG use in fleet operations as well as CNG station development in LA.  In addition, Skal is the President of Skal Motors, LLC, an automotive consulting firm specializing in CNG fleet conversions and station implementation.  His contacts with state agencies and large, public-owned corporations have helped to grow the coalitions reach during his tenure on LCF's Board of Directors. 

 

Treasurer

Matt Dearmon
Entergy
639 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113
Bio: 

Dearmon is tasked with assessing and pursuing new load and revenue growth opportunities for the utility’s various operating companies. He is currently in charge of assessing all transportation electrification opportunities, and advising the company’s leadership in this space. As part of this initiative, Entergy often leverages the resources of the DOE, EPRI, EPA, EEI, and other relevant organizations to assess how other alternative fuel conversion options compare to electrification from an economic, environmental, and overall viability standpoint.  Matt is a resource for the coalition to keep the relationship with Entergy and the services they can provide. 

Board Member

Robert A Borne
Entergy Gas Distribution
PO Box 2431
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 225-354-3289
Bio: 

Robert Borne is the Project Manager at Entergy Services Inc. and has worked in the natural gas utility industry for about 40 years. Robert was a founding board member for the Greater Baton Rouge Clean Cities Coalition. In his current position at Entergy, he provides support to customers in the development of private and public stations requesting natural gas service. He has held a variety of positions in operations, engineering and marketing, and since 1980 has worked on numerous CNG initiatives.

Board Member

Curtis Donaldson
CleanFuelUSA
116 Halmar Cove
Georgetown, TX 78633
Phone: 5128640300
Bio: 

Donaldson is a Texas A&M University alum and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army. Following over a decade with Conoco, he started his company, Clean Fueling Technologies, which specialized in alternative fuel infrastructure and equipment manufacturing. In 1999, he initiated CleanFUEL USA to begin networking alternative fuel stations in California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia and Michigan. CleanFUEL USA now offers both infrastructure and engine fuel solutions for propane autogas and continues to offer their CFT line of autogas dispensers as well as the UL listed, Gilbarco Encore. The company is responsible for several OEM engine programs with GM and Freightliner, and also distributes aftermarket engine kits.  

Board Member

Jean Kelly
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 4031
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 225-219-3966
e-mail: jkelly@louisianacleanfuels.org
 
Bio: 

Jean Kelly serves as the Louisiana Clean Fuels Treasurer and handles all financial activity for the coalition.  She has a background in the accounting and communications fields. Currently, she works for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality as a Public Information Officer.  Her contacts with state agencies and experience has helped to grow the coalition's reach over the past few years.  

Board Member

Calvin A Ray
Republic Services
12451 Leisure Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: 225-663-7828
Fax: 888-660-4176
Bio: 

Ray has served as the General Manager for Republic Services since 2010, and is responsible for multi-unit operations management, project planning and development, vendor sourcing and negotiating, market development, strategic selling, acquisitions, and executive-level relationship building.  Ray manages over 110 routes and 2010 team members for the hauling company.  Previous to his position at Republic Services, Calvin held positions at Cintas and TruGreen LandCare.  

Board Member

Jamie Setze
Capital Region Planning Commission
PO Box 3355
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 225-383-5203
Fax: 225-383-3804
Bio: 

Jamie, Executive Director of the Capital Region Planning Commission, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a BS in Civil Engineering.   After serving in the military, he attended the University of Florida where he received a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering.  He has held several Planning Engineer positions including the LDOTD and FHWA.  He has held the Executive Director position at CRPC since July of 2013.

Board Member

Danny Smith
UPS
Bio: 

Smith’s unique combination of financial expertise, strong skills in customer relations and his talent for never meeting a stranger brought him to the attention of Public Affairs after he worked as a Congressional Awareness Coordinator in Wisconsin.  When the VP of State Government Affairs position at UPS came open in the Dallas area, Smith was offered the opportunity.  His responsibilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida include working with national, state and local political leaders in furthering their understanding of the many roles UPS plays in their Districts.  He is also responsible for the Congressional Awareness Coordinators in his area and manages the grass roots program. 

Board Member

Jimmy R Tilley
Centerpoint Energy
2444 Levy Street
Shreveport, LA 71103
Phone: 318-505-7981
e-mail: jtilley@louisianacleanfuels.org
 
Bio: 

Jim Tilley is the Sales Manager for CenterPoint Energy in the Louisiana and Mississippi region.  He has been with CenterPoint Energy since 2009.  He previously worked as a Manager of Key Accounts working with commercial and industrial customers who receive natural gas service from CenterPoint Evergy.  He has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry.  Tilley works with sales consultants in the Louisiana and Mississippi region to help coordinate, promote, and expand the two state's ability to add new customers and expand the use of natural gas. 

 

 

Advisory Board Member
Tokesha Collins-Wright
Kean Miller LLP
II City Plaza
400 Convention Street, Suite 700
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225.382.3426
Advisory Board Member

Matt Sutherland
12555 Ronaldson Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225)778-2023
Bio: 

Matt served as the President, Board of Directors, for Louisiana Clean Fuels durring 2014-2016 and currently works for Stupp Corporation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as Senior Director of Project management and Strategic Services.  Matt has over 20 years of experience in Engineering, Production Management, Project Management, Financial Management, Logistics, Sales, and Business Development in the Precious Metal, Petrochemical and Energy industries.  He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine as well as an MBA from the University of Houston.

Past President

Mike McDaniel
Founding Board Member
Bio: 

Mike McDaniel, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition.  BRCAC is a coalition of local governments, businesses, educational institutions, and civic and environmental organizations committed to improving air quality in the Greater Baton Rouge Area through voluntary actions. McDaniel is a former secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, and is a past president of Louisiana Clean Fuels.  

Past President

Harold A. Moise
Professional Engineering Consultants; LCF
7600 GSRI Avenue
Baton Rouge
Phone: 225-907-5871
e-mail: hmoise@louisianacleanfuels.org
 
Bio: 

Harold Moise has over 40 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of various environmental and infrastructure studies and projects. He has served as lead project engineer and project manager for work on various civil projects including environmental assessments and investigations, planning studies, design, and construction of drainage and wastewater facilities, gas and product pipelines, fueling facilities (above and below ground tanks), commercial, recreational and industrial parks and alternative fuels for vehicle fleet. He has served as project manager on design and construction of infrastructure projects ranging in costs from $500,000 to over $300 million dollars.

Past President

Matt Sutherland
12555 Ronaldson Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (225)778-2023
Bio: 

Matt served as the President, Board of Directors, for Louisiana Clean Fuels durring 2014-2016 and currently works for Stupp Corporation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as Senior Director of Project management and Strategic Services.  Matt has over 20 years of experience in Engineering, Production Management, Project Management, Financial Management, Logistics, Sales, and Business Development in the Precious Metal, Petrochemical and Energy industries.  He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine as well as an MBA from the University of Houston.