Our Board

Corporate Officers

James Martarona
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David Frey
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

James Lass
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

James Martarona
Lafayette Consolidated Government

I was appointed to the Board of Directors for Louisiana One Call in September of 2011 and selected to serve on the Damage Prevention Committee.  As an Underground Line Foreman in the Transmission & Distribution Division of Lafayette Utilities System since 1985, I have been responsible for supervising an underground electric distribution crew, overseeing the work of contractors for all new underground electric distribution service, and supervising the line locate contractor for all four of the LUS utilities:  electric, water, wastewater and fiber services.  For over twenty years, I have served in leadership for safety committees for Lafayette Utilities System and Lafayette Consolidated government.

Robert Borne
Vice Chairman

Robert attended Louisiana State University and later completed studies in drafting technology at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge. He also served 4 years as a reserve deputy for East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. He began his natural gas industry career in 1976 with Gulf States Utilities, now Entergy, and has held a variety of positions during his 40-plus years with the two companies. As Engineering Supervisor for Gulf States Utilities, Robert participated on a statewide committee that created LA Act 927, the original Louisiana Underground Damage Prevention Law. He currently holds the position of Manager, Gas Safety and Compliance and represents Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans gas and electric businesses on the LA One Call board. Robert is also a board member of the LA Gas Association and the LA Clean Fuels Coalition.

James Lass
Cleco Power LLC

I have been employed by Cleco Power for 26 years and currently serve as General Manger of Distribution Operations and Emergency Management.  I have supervised the publication and implementation of Cleco’s service restoration plans for all major weather events since 2007.  In addition I actively participate on the Executive and Mutual Assistance Committees for the Southeastern Electric Exchange.   I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from LSU in 1983 and I am a registered professional Engineer in Louisiana. I have been a member of the LA One Call Board of Directors since April of 2012.

Todd Hebert
CenterPoint Energy

I have been employed by CenterPoint Energy for 33 years in a variety of positions since starting my career in Franklin, Louisiana as a serviceman/meter reader in 1982. In 2000 I relocated to the Lake Charles Office and then in 2009 I transferred to my current location in the New Iberia Office. In my current position as region operations specialist I have responsibilities in compliance, damage prevention, public awareness and various operational support functions throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. I am looking forward to my membership and participation on the Louisiana One Call Board of Directors. 

Charles Nelson
Colonial Pipeline Company

I am a native of Baton Rouge and began my pipeline career with Colonial Pipeline Co. in 1981.  As Colonial’s Gulf Coast District Right of Way Manager since 2001, my primary focus has been Damage Prevention in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  I am also Colonial’s Facility Security Officer for its Coast Guard regulated facility in Baton Rouge.  Since 2002, I’ve been honored to serve the underground members and all stakeholders of Louisiana through various committees and positions on Louisiana One Call’s Board of Directors.

Sonny Vidrine
Gulf South Pipeline LP

I began my employment with United Gas, which is now Gulf South Pipeline Company, L.P., in 1980 serving in various capacities in operations. My current position is Construction Area Business Leader for the South Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico areas. I have proudly served on the LA One Call Board of Directors since 1996 and currently serve on the Damage Prevention Committee.

Mike Mancil

I have been employed by ATMOS ENERGY and its predecessor companies for 35 years in a variety of positions and locations. I began my career performing construction and maintenance activities for both electric and gas systems in North Louisiana. My current position is Vice President of Operations for the Northern and Western portions of our Louisiana service territory with responsibility for customer service, construction, maintenance and compliance. In this role I understand the importance of damage prevention. I have served on the Louisiana One Call Board of Directors since May 2010.

Craig Jensen

Craig Jensen currently serves at the Sr. Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Damage Prevention for AT&T.  Craig’s current responsibilities include the oversight and protection of AT&T’s network infrastructure for the states of Tennessee and Louisiana. Craig started his career with AT&T as a Network Technician and over the past 15 years he has held various positions within AT&T in Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Tennessee.  These positions include Network Service Manager for Western Kentucky and most recently, Occupation Safety Manager for the States of Wisconsin and Illinois. Craig currently sits on various boards and committees representing TN811 and LA811 in their damage prevention efforts.

Sean Cummings
Kinder Morgan

My career with Kinder Morgan began in El Paso Corporation's aviation department in 2006 where I was an observer for aerial patrol flights throughout the El Paso system, including every region in Louisiana. In 2012, my days of flying low level in helicopters and Cessna airplanes came to an end when El Paso was purchased by Kinder Morgan, Inc. I now serve as a Damage Prevention Coordinator for our western system, which encompasses nearly 20 states. I discuss, review and audit Kinder Morgan’s damage prevention policies and procedures with the company’s line patrollers and I work with the entire damage prevention group to ensure our policies are followed and our pipeline remains safe. For the past three years I have been involved with the Louisiana Dig Law Advisory Committee, participating in discussions that have helped influence changes to the Louisiana Dig Law. I was appointed, and proudly accepted, a seat on the Louisiana One Call Board in 2016. I have a degree in Political Science from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California and have served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Gerald Hoffpauir
Water Works Dist. 1 - Calcasieu Parish
"At Large" Board Member

I have been employed by Water Works District No. 1 of Calcasieu Parish since 1978 and serve as Water District Superintendent. I have been an active member of the Lake Charles Utility Coordinating Council (LCUCC) since 1992 and have served multiple terms as President. As part of the Lake Charles Utility Coordinating Council’s mission to promote damage prevention, the LCUCC has hosted annual Diggers Night Out events for excavators since 2002, where I have served since that time as Chairman of the Diggers Night Out Committee. I was honored to be appointed to the Louisiana One Call Board of Directors in 2016 and I also serve on the Louisiana One Call’s Public Awareness Committee for Damage Prevention.

Vic Weston
LA Associated General Contractors
"At Large" Board Member

Profile to come

Molly Carriere
Regency Energy Partners
"At Large" Board Member

My career with Energy Transfer began with Houston Pipeline in 1986 as a pipeline tech. I am fortunate to have worked in most departments of the company, but in the last 13 years I have spent my time in Damage Prevention/One Call. I currently serve as the manager for the Damage Prevention/One Call department for our 70,000 miles of pipe. I have previous work experience with public awareness and from 2003 to 2007 I sat on another state's one call board. I enjoy being able to participate and add value to any process that will bring safety to our good neighbors and company workers.