Our Board

Corporate Officers

Charles Nelson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

David Frey
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

James Martarona
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

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
    Vice Chairman

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Wayne Hendricks

I began my Entergy career in 1979 and am now project manager for Entergy's lighting and damage-prevention business in Louisiana. Over the years I've had several jobs and opportunities for advancement, but I enjoy my current job the most because it brings new and different challenges every day. Also, my passion is working with people, and I enjoy being able to interact with our internal and external customers. I’ve been involved with damage prevention since 2005 and have worked on several amendments to legislation we're currently using. It's an honor to serve on the LA One Call Board, and I also serve on the board of Centric Federal Credit Union. I take the responsibilities of board membership seriously and am privileged to be involved in organizations that provide important services to the community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tommy McNulty
    Spectra Energy

I am a native of Franklin, Louisiana.  I began my pipeline industry career in 1979 at Trunkline Gas Company in Centerville. In 1995 I transferred to Houma  where I worked for eleven years before becoming Area Manager for Spectra Energy (Texas Eastern Transmission) in Opelousas. I am responsible for more than 1,000 miles of offshore and land pipelines, five compressor stations and fifty employees based in locations from Opelousas to Mobile and from Venice to Monroe.  I have a Bachelor of Science degree from Nicholls State University.

  • 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.