President

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

    Randy Hayden is president of Creative Communications, Inc., which 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

    Fred Skal
    Premier CNG Enterprise; LCF
    7787 Florida Blvd.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    Phone: 985-630-2886
    E-mail: fskal@louisianacleanfuels.org

    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 coalition's reach during his tenure on LCF's Board of Directors.

    Secretary

    Tokesha Collins-Wright
    Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA)
    One American Place, Suite 2040
    Baton Rouge, LA 70825
    Phone: 225-344-2609

    Tokesha Collins-Wright's just recently joined the Louisiana Chemical Association. Before moving to LCA, she was as a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2008 and practiced in the environmental law group. Tokesha's practice involved most aspects of environmental regulatory law, including permitting, compliance, enforcement, and transactional issues, as well as litigation matters. Prior to law school, Tokesha was a highway engineer for the Louisiana and Texas Departments of Transportation, where she designed roadway, drainage, and other highway projects.

    She is a member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge and is the Chair of the Junior League’s Diaper Bank. She is a long-time former board member for the Iris Domestic Violence Center. She is a 2017 Recipient of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 40 Under Forty.


    Treasurer

    Matt Dearmon
    Entergy
    639 Loyola Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70113

    Matt 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. Dearmon is a resource for the coalition to keep up their relationship with Entergy and the services they can provide.

    Board Members

    Vivian Aucoin
    DEQ

    Vivian Aucoin has been with LDEQ for over 25 years, the last 17 in Air Quality. She works as the Senior Scientist Manager in the Office of Environmental Assessment, Air Planning and Assessment Division. She is the treasurer of the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) and is on the Board of Directors for the Central States Air Resource Agencies. Aucoin is a graduate of LSU where she earned two degrees. One is a BA in History; the other is a BS in Physical Geography with a concentration in Meteorology and Climatology.

     


    Calvin A Ray
    Republic Services
    8101 E Little York Road
    Houston, Texas 77016
    Phone: 832-386-2369

    Calvin 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. Calvin manages over 150 routes and 290 team members for the hauling company. Before holding his position at Republic Services, Calvin held positions at Cintas Corporation in various leadership roles and TruGreen LandCare.


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

    Jamie Setze, 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


     

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

    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 Energy. 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 states' ability to add new customers and expand the use of natural gas.


    Dinero’ Washington
    CEO of SporTran

    Dinero’ Washington is a native of Shreveport and serves as the president/chief executive officer for Shreveport Transit Management (SporTran) and Metro Management Inc. SporTran serves as the public transit system for the Shreveport and Bossier urbanized area. Washington earned two degrees from Northwestern State University and later earned his MBA from Stayer University. He believes in the power of hard work, and under his leadership, SporTran has designed, built, and opened the doors to three new transit passenger terminals and introduced the first new bus routing and scheduling network in the Shreveport-Bossier area in more than 25 years. The new bus routing and scheduling network introduced by Washington and his team his increased monthly ridership by more than 40,000. He also recently lead the efforts to introduce the first all battery electric buses and bus electric charging stations in Louisiana.  He currently serves as president for Louisiana Public Transportation Association and a board member for South West Transit Association. Washington has received numerous awards during his tenure at SporTran. A few of the awards he holds closely are South West Transit Association President’s Award for his outstanding service to the public transit industry, the Urban Transit System of the year award from Route Match, 2018 Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Top Business Professional, and Shreveport-Bossier Top 40 under 40.


    Kent Meadows
    Vice-President of NGV Solutions

    Kent Meadows is a frequent speaker at LCF Events and First Responder Safety Classes and is a Bronze Member of LCF. As Vice-President of NGV Solutions in 2011, Meadows established a Mississippi-based company to provide private companies, municipalities, counties/parishes, and other government agencies with turn-key solutions for their Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) needs. From small time-fill compression to Fast-fill public stations along with CNG conversions on vehicles, Meadows’ consulting, problem-solving, and specialized solutions allow him to design options to meet each client’s needs. NGV Solutions supports and maintains compressors stations across the Southeast. Currently, NGV Solutions maintains four private CNG stations for clients in Louisiana. In addition to NGV Solutions, Meadows has worked with alliances to promote alternative fuel legislation. He has served on Boards of private schools, civic organizations, churches, and ministry-based charities. Prior to NGV Solutions, Meadows' background includes Automotive Dealership operations, Project Management, and business consulting.


    Advisory 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

    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 her experience have helped to grow the coalition's reach over the past few years.


    Advisory Board Member and Past President

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

    Matt Sutherland served as the President of the 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. Sutherland 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 Presidents

    Mike McDaniel
    Founding Board Member

    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.

     

     


    Harold A. Moise
    Retired - Professional Engineering Consultants; LCF
    7600 GSRI Avenue
    Baton Rouge
    Phone: 225-907-5871

    Harold Moise, now retired, worked for over 40 years 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.

     

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