Board of Directors 2019

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
Kean Miller LLP
II City Plaza
400 Convention Street, Suite 700
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-382-3426

Tokesha Collins-Wright is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Kean Miller. She joined the firm in 2008 and practices in the environmental law group. Collins-Wright's practice involves most aspects of environmental regulatory law, including permitting, compliance, enforcement and transactional issues, as well as litigation matters. She assists in the representation of local, regional, and national clients in a variety of environmental matters including, regulatory proceedings, state and federal environmental advice regarding permitting and enforcement actions, and rulemaking efforts at both the state and federal level. Prior to law school, Collins-Wright 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 also a 2017 Recipient of the Baton Rouge Business Report’s 40 Under Forty.

Treasurer

Matt Dearmon
Entergy
639 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

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 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
12451 Leisure Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: 225-663-7828
Fax: 888-660-4176

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. Before holding his position at Republic Services, Calvin held positions at Cintas 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.


Danny Smith
UPS

Smith’s unique combination of financial expertise, strong skills in customer relations, and 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.


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 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 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 has 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
Professional Engineering Consultants; LCF
7600 GSRI Avenue
Baton Rouge
Phone: 225-907-5871
E-mail: hmoise@louisianacleanfuels.org

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.

 

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