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
Fred Skal
Premier CNG Enterprise; LCF
7787 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 985-630-2886
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. 

 

Secretary
Tokesha Collins-Wright
Louisiana Chemical Association
One American Place
Suite 2040
Baton Rouge, LA 70825
Phone: 225.344.2609
Bio: 

Tokesha Collins-Wright's just recently joined the Louisiana Chemical Association. Previous to 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
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
Vivian Aucoin
DEQ
Bio: 

Vivian 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.  Vivian is a graduate of LSU; she two degrees.  One is a BA in History; the other is a BS in Physical Geography, with a concentration in Meteorology and Climatology. 

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
Kent Meadows
NGV Solutions
5495 Lakeland Dr.
Flowood, MS 39232
Bio: 

NGV Solutions is a one-stop source for CNG fueling system sales, leasing and consulting as well as natural gas vehicle conversions. Whether it is a fast-fill fueling solution for fleet operations or conversions of light duty trucks, we are committed to customer satisfaction that is achieved through a never-ending dedication to quality, service and dependability. The equipment we sell and service has been specifically engineered for a wide range of applications, including private fleets, the residential market and public refueling stations.

Kent Meadows, VP 
kent.meadows@ngvsolutions.com


NGV Solutions: 
5495 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, Mississippi 39232
601-982-1244

 

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
Paula Ridgeway
LADNR - Retired
, 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. 

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. 

 

 

Board Member
Dinero T Washington
SporTran
1115 Jack Wells Blvd
Shreveport, LA 71107
Phone: 3186737400
Advisory Board Member
Jean Kelly
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 4031
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 225-219-3966
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.  

Advisory Board Member
Matt Sutherland
12555 Ronaldson Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (713) 983-2320
Bio: 

Matt served as the President, Board of Directors, for Louisiana Clean Fuels durring 2014-2016 and currently works for Sandvik Materials Technology as the Director of Regional Technical Marketing, Americas in Houston, TX. 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. recently retired 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 - Retired
7600 GSRI Avenue
Baton Rouge
Phone: 225-907-5871
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. Harold is one of our founding board members and served as the board president for many years.

Past President
Matt Sutherland
12555 Ronaldson Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
Phone: (713) 983-2320
Bio: 

Matt served as the President, Board of Directors, for Louisiana Clean Fuels durring 2014-2016 and currently works for Sandvik Materials Technology as the Director of Regional Technical Marketing, Americas in Houston, TX. 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.