Josephine Allen retired from Caddo Parish Public Schools in 1989 after serving 15 years as a classroom teacher of Biology and Mathematics (Algebra I, II, & Business Math) at Fair Park and Woodlawn High Schools followed by 12 years as a counselor at Lakeshore Jr. High, Union Jr.-Sr. High, Fair Park, and Caddo Career Center (later renamed Caddo Career & Technology Center). Her final educational position was 9 years as Assistant Principal of Instruction at Fair Park High School. After her retirement, she was elected to the Caddo Parish School Board and served from 1991-1995. It was during this service that Ron Adams became interested in establishing a scholarship fund for graduates of the Caddo Career & Technology Center. It was a chance for Mrs. Allen to help further the training and skills of seniors who wished to pursue their chosen profession.
David Barr retired from Caddo Public Schools after serving as Supervisor of Loss and Security Control and, later, as Director of Classified Personnel. He has worked for Goodwill Industries as Vice President of Human Resources. David has served in the U.S. Army in the branches of Air Defense, Military Intelligence, and Military Police. He has also served as a Reserve Deputy with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Dr. Gayle Flowers
Dr. Gayle Flowers, Vice Chancellor for Economic & Workforce Development at Bossier Parish Community College, leads the college’s mission to provide Louisiana individuals and businesses the most advanced, customized and relevant education and training. Her division has applied for and invested over $26 million of state grant funds to train 22,925 employees in northwest Louisiana since the inception of these grants in 1999. In fact, approximately, 8,000 individuals are trained at BPCC each year through corporate training and continuing education courses.
Dr. Flowers previously served as the Director of Career, Adult & Alternative Education for Caddo Parish Public Schools in Shreveport, Louisiana, where she led the career-technical education program for the school district and established a ten-district regional partnership of secondary, post-secondary, employer, and community leaders focused on workforce and economic development. Prior to that, she was privileged to serve for fourteen years as Principal of the nationally-recognized Caddo Career & Technology Center, the apex of Caddo’s career-technical education program. Under her supervision, industry-based certifications, dual enrollment, and strong work-based learning student experiences were established as well as numerous innovative initiatives were established to benefit students and the community. Through her leadership, student enrollment grew by over 30 percent and business partnerships expanded by over 150 percent.
Dr. Flowers earned her degrees from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She received LSUS’ 2017 Doctoral Student Academic Award, 2009 Circle of Excellence Award, is a graduate of Leadership Louisiana and Leadership Shreveport-Bossier, and is a member of The Rotary Club of Shreveport, Junior Achievement Board of Directors, LSUS Alumni Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries Board of Directors, on the Board of the United Way of Northwest Louisiana, and involved in numerous professional organizations. Ms. Flowers has also served on a variety of Governor’s Task Forces and was recognized as a Leader of the New Century by the Shreveport Times. She serves on Southern Regional Education Board’s CTE Commission and the Tech Centers That Work Advisory Board.
Dr. Flowers is married to Bill Mayfield, a Shreveport, Louisiana, businessman, and is the mother of Thomas and Kate.
Susan Heun retired from Caddo Parish Public Schools in June of 2007 with over 33 years of service; twenty-eight of those years she worked at the Caddo Career & Technology Center as a member of the office staff. Susan joined the CCTC Foundation as its secretary in August of 2008.
Susan is married to Clyde Heun, a former Caddo Parish Public School teacher, and coach. Clyde currently teaches EMT classes in the Paramedic Program at Bossier Parish Community College. The Heun family also includes a son, Chris; daughter-in-law, Tara; grandchildren, Meredith and Jacob.
Bill Lyons and his wife, Brenda, are co-owners of Lyco Services, Inc. along with their son, Clint. The Lyco brand includes Kona Ice, Bayou Bites, & Mobile HQ Laser Tag. The company serves individuals, schools, churches, and businesses in the area for special events and fundraising opportunities.
Prior to Lyco, Bill spent thirteen years at Caddo Career & Technology Center, serving as an instructor in Graphic Arts, Education for Careers, and Digital Media.
Spring is a native of Shreveport. She is a graduate of Grambling State University. She has a Master’s Plus 30 Degree and also has a Reading Specialist Degree. She attended Southern University in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, and La Tech in Ruston, Louisiana.
Her experiences include teaching at Woodlawn High School for 23 years and Caddo Career & Technology Center for 13 years as an Inclusion and Literacy Teacher. She also taught Adult Literacy for several years.
Spring is a member of Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church. She is very active in the mission work of the church. She is an active member of the North Shreveport Kiwanis Club and serves as the current treasurer. She is actively involved in the Bethane High School Alumni Association and serves as treasurer, and a member of the Legends Committee; that helps with decision making and activities of the association.
Spring recently retired from the Caddo Public Schools after 36 years of service.
Travis is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. Travis is the managing partner for Cook and Morehart Certified Public Accountants. Travis has approximately 30 years experience in public accounting. He is licensed to practice in louisiana, Arkansas and Texas.
Travis has served on a number of boards including the Louisiana Baptist Foundation Board, Linwood Public Charter School, Treasurer of Northwest Louisiana Baptist Association and is a member of Barksdale Baptist Church.
Travis is married to Sandra Morehart. They have two sons, Daniel and Stephen and six grandchildren.
Joyce A. Murphy
Joyce A. Murphy is a retired librarian who has served on the CCTC Foundation since 1999. She worked twenty years in the Ouachita Parish School System and five years in the Caddo Parish School System. She served as the Caddo Career & Technology Center Librarian for three years before retirement. Joyce’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Oklahoma and her Master plus 30 is from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. She has three children and six grandchildren.
Chuck Penn serves as the Executive Director of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Shreveport. Along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Chuck Penn brings to the position over thirty years of construction industry experience having spent the previous twelve years as a Senior Representative with Texas Industries. He also has a financial background as a registered securities representative and financial consultant. Chuck’s knowledge of the Northwest Louisiana construction market and the companies and people involved therein serves as a valuable asset. Deeply committed to the Northwest Louisiana area, he has held several leadership positions in charitable and civic organizations and has served four years as Chairman of the Board of Governors for Shreveport Shriners Hospital for Children. Chuck and his wife, Jessica, will soon celebrate 38 years of marriage. They have been blessed with three children and two grandchildren. He enjoys people from every walk of life and is comfortable visiting with a broad range of people, from the laborer on the jobsite to the CEO of a corporation.
Terry has been a Shreveport resident for 40 years. He moved to Shreveport from Detroit, Michigan in 1978 with General Motors and worked on the construction of the new General Motors Assembly Plant.
Terry worked for General Motors for 34 years, retiring in 2006. He held numerous positions in production, engineering, and maintenance. At his retirement, he was the Director of Manufacturing Engineering, having responsibility for all facility engineering and maintenance activities, industrial engineering activities, and environmental engineering activities.
Terry is married, has three children, and six grandchildren.
Terry is a board member of the CCTC Foundation, taught a Jobs for America’s Graduates class at CCTC for a year, has taught Junior Achievement classes, and is a trustee at the First Methodist Church.
Gard Wayt, CLU, RHU
President of Wayt Insurance Agency, Inc., established in 1972, and President of Benefit Choices, Inc., marketing employee benefit plans to small businesses, Gard is also President of Gard Wayt & Associates, a regional marketing and consulting firm. He is a member of Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon’s Agent Advisory Board.
A two-time former member of the Caddo Parish Police Jury (now Caddo Parish Commission) and a former Caddo Parish School Board Member, Gard has a long history of leadership in educational, economic development, church, and service organizations. Some of his current positions include:
- President, Caddo Career & Technology Center Foundation since 1999
- President, Shreveport Charter Schools, Inc., and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Linwood Public Charter School since 2009
- Executive Director, I-49 International Coalition since 2003
- Founding Member, Strategic Action Council of NW Louisiana
- Secretary-Treasurer, Industrial Development Board of Caddo Parish
- Immediate Past President, Louisiana United Methodist Men
- Treasurer, United Methodist Men Foundation
- Past Chair, Shreveport-Bossier Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Committee
- Immediate Past President, The Rotary Club of Shreveport
A graduate of the Institute of Insurance Marketing at LSU, and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at Oklahoma University, Wayt also attended Centenary College and LSU-Shreveport, and received the Chartered Life Underwriter and Registered Health Underwriter designations from The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Gard is an active member of Ellerbe Road United Methodist Church, Past Chairman of the Church Council and a Certified Lay Speaker. He has three grown children: Russell and Bryan, also in the insurance business, and Michelle, a meeting planner married to San Antonio attorney Chris Scherer. He has four granddaughters and two grandsons.
Elaine B. White
Elaine B. White is a retired educator with 37 years dedicated to working with young people. Her professional experience included teaching at high school and college levels and working with teachers and administrators as a manager and coordinator of both Tech Prep and School-to-Work Consortia. She continues as an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Key Women Educators, Keithville United Methodist Church, as well as the CCTC Foundation. Mrs. White is a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Brent Moreland became the Business Manager of IBEW local 194 September of 2018.
Brent graduated from the Shreveport JATC in May of 2007. He has been in the electrical field for 16 years and is a member of IBEW Local 194 in Shreveport, LA. Prior to becoming Business Manager, Brent was the Training Director for the Shreveport Area Electrical JATC for 5 years. Brent also worked as a foreman for HMR Electric and Bossier Electric. He was on the JATC Committee from 2007 through 2013. Brent holds many other responsibilities with the registered apprenticeship. He sits on the Louisiana State Apprenticeship Council, two different occupational advisory committees for the Northwest Louisiana Technical College System, two different Workforce Development Boards, and is on the Workforce Investment Council for Louisiana. Along with his IBEW duties, Brent is a Vice President at the Shreveport AFL-CIO.
When Brent isn’t working at the IBEW, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Brent has been married five years to his wife, Ashley. They have one daughter, Amy Grace, who is one year old. Brent and his family currently live in Elm Grove, LA.
Brad Wren is the School to Work Coordinator for CCTC. He sits on the SkillsUSA State Board of Directors and is an advisor for CCTC students. Mr. Wren is a member of the workforce team, part of the Step Forward organization. He is actively engaged with students and local businesses in order to bring education and industry together. Brad enjoys seeing CCTC students succeed in work and life. He is married to Amy Wren, Chair of the Accounting Department at LSUS and is the father of three children: Emily Feazel, Bradley Wren, Will Wren, and one grandson, Callum Feazel.
Craig Storer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Storer Services. Storer Services is an industrial, commercial, and institutional facility service provider throughout Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. Storer Services provides mechanical inspections and repair for building systems, mechanical contracting, commercial plumbing, building automation, facility management, energy management, and parts supplier to commercial building owners and managers.
A resident of Shreveport since 1966 and a graduate of Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Storer has worked in the HVAC industry since 1984. Craig is married to Judith Kennedy who has three sons and six grandchildren. They are members of Saint Marks Cathedral Church.
Wes Mouk serves as the North Louisiana Regional Manager for the Louisiana Associated General Contractors. Wes is a long-time native of North Louisiana and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Wes brings to the position over fifteen years of construction experience including utility, highway, K-12, and higher education. Wes is active in the chambers of commerce across North Louisiana and serves on many other boards including the ULM School of Construction Management Industry Advisory Council, Louisiana Tech School of Construction Engineering Industry Advisory Council, Salvation Army of Northeast Louisiana Advisory Board, Civitans International of North Louisiana, and the AGC future leaders of America council.
While not at work, Wes enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Wes is married to his high school sweetheart, Chelsea. They have a three-year-old daughter named Kennedi together. Wes is a member of Cedar Crest Baptist Church.
Nell Shehee is co-owner and vice-president of Kilpatrick Life Insurance Companies and Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Crematorium and Cemeteries, and Flower Shop and a licensed funeral director. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of both family-owned companies, and being involved in management roles at both companies, including directing the Kilpatrick Cares Wellness Program, Nell is currently serving on several not-for-profit boards and service organizations including Caddo Career and Technology Center, One Great River, YWCA, Red River Radio, and is Chairman of the board of Louisiana State Exhibit Museum. She is also a long time member of the Downtown Shreveport Rotary Club, and serves on the LSU Alexandria Foundation Board. Previous board memberships include the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, Alexandria Art Museum, and Rapides Symphony Orchestra of Alexandria, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) and Downtown Development Association of Plattsburg, New York.
As director of the Kilpatrick Cares corporate wellness program, Nell is a nutrition, wellness and healthy-eating advocate. She devotes much of her time educating her coworkers, as a group and one on one, about the benefits of following a healthy lifestyle. She and her company coworkers have been featured in The Times and KTBS, and she has partnered with community health advocates and leaders to bring awareness about the connection between lifestyle and chronic disease, including the obesity crisis, to the public sector. Nell has also been a requested featured speaker about community service at the Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Women Awards annual fundraiser for Holy Angels where she has shared insights into the legacy and example of her late mother, community leader Virginia Shehee.
A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Trey Giglio graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, where he was awarded the Turner Engineering Award which recognizes the top overall graduating engineer. Trey has served on numerous boards of Texas A&M including the University Rules and Regulations Committee, the Vision 2020 Master Plan Commission, and the Academic Appeals Panel, where he oversaw final grades, suspensions, and expulsions from the university.
Professionally, Trey is the vice-president of Universal Mechanical and Universal Plumbing Company. He holds master licenses in plumbing, mechanical, electrical, general construction, and municipal and public works construction along with numerous specialty certifications. The firm serves residential and commercial clients in north Louisiana and east Texas. In 2010, his firm was recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 fastest growing inner-city based companies in the United States. In 2011, his firm was named Louisiana’s Business of the Year.
He was the 2018 Chairman of the Independence Bowl Foundation which was the culmination of a six- year Executive Committee term. He served as the youngest bowl chairman in the history of college football. He remains responsible for numerous committees and advises the Foundation on major negotiations.
Trey was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the State Plumbing Board of Louisiana, where he authored the codes/laws that regulate natural gas work in Louisiana. He serves on the board of the Louisiana Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association and is Chairman of the continuing education and convention committees. Trey has served on the board of directors for the Rotary Club of Shreveport where he is the past chairman of membership. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Petroleum Club of Shreveport and Junior Achievement. He is a member of numerous civic organizations including the Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors, Cotillion Club, and the Military Affairs Council. In 2015, he was recognized in the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s 40 under 40 class.
In his spare time, Trey is a NCAA football official and has served on the executive committee of the Shreveport Football Association. He is married to Sarah Giglio, a local attorney, and they reside in Shreveport.
Jim Malsch is currently the Managing Member of JRM Ventures, LLC, a business
whose purpose is to positively impact individuals, companies, and our community to
help all achieve success. Prior to forming JRM Ventures, Jim co-founded and was the
CEO of Enterprise Computing Services, LLC, an information technology services and
solutions company. In the 25 years as CEO, ECS grew to be one of the largest privately
held IT companies in North Louisiana employing 50 people and serving thousands of
As a serial entrepreneur, Jim has invested and mentored several local companies
ranging from a brewery to a sports sideline replay application. Jim is passionate about
his involvement in start-up companies and served as Chairman of CoHab for 5 years.
He is also on the board of Sciport, Caddo Career & Technology Center Foundation, and
continues to be on the board of CoHab as past chair.