CCTC Foundation Board Members 2023
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.
Caddo Public Schools, Retired
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
Director of the Northwest Louisiana APEX Accelerator
Dr. Gayle Flowers has been the Director of the Northwest Louisiana APEX Accelerator (NWLA APEX)
since November 2020. During that time, she has engaged in over 330 hours of DLA, SBA, DAU, APTAC,
Govology, and other government procurement-related training. She has initiated multiple telephone
calls and e-mails to other PMs and conducted site visits to gain insight into the APEX Program. She has
reignited APEX relationships with Chambers of Commerce, economic development organizations,
professional and service organizations, and government entities in the NWLA APEX Accelerator’s region
through extensive, ongoing outreach efforts. She has presented to Chambers of Commerce, economic
and civic organizations, participated in partnership events, written articles about APEX for Chambers of
Commerce and Resource Partners, and opened lines of communication with leaders in all ten parishes
served by NWLA APEX. She has led the development of a newly updated NWLA APEX website to
include recognition of Resource Partners, client testimonials, and the expansion of the FAQs to include
responses to questions she is often asked when she presents to and meets with stakeholders. She
communicates complex APEX and government contracting concepts for maximum impact. She
initiated a well-attended statewide Procurement Conference in June 2022 and invited two other APEX
Accelerators to partner with her in hosting the event, which has become an annual event.
She has provided client counseling pertaining to introducing an overview of government contracting,
discussing SAM registrations, DSBS, and the Bid Match Program; and reviewing, understanding, and
replying to solicitations. She has also discussed and shared links to certifications to aid competitiveness
and position clients for government awards such as SBA’s ED/WOSB, VetCert, 8(a), and HUBZone; State
of Louisiana certifications for the Hudson Initiative, SEBD; Louisiana Department of Transportation and
Development’s DBE and SBE, the City of Shreveport’s Fair Share Program; and Caddo Parish School
Board’s Opportunity Caddo Program.
She has led a project to update Contacts in the APEX database to ensure that NWLA APEX event
notifications reach current leaders and stakeholders. With input from NWLA APEX staff, she
determines and maintains performance goals; determines and monitors the approved budget; and
evaluates, prepares, and submits all financial reports and DLA 1806 performance reports, and
modifications. She also invoices DLA for NWLA APEX expenses via WAWF quarterly. With input from
the N LA APEX and appropriate host staff, she prepares the NoFO funding proposal. She also assists
Chamber staff with the annual indirect rate cost proposal along with all other documentation as
requested by OSBP or their DCMA AGO.
Most importantly, she focuses on the vision and mission of APEX: The Accelerator serves as the axis for
existing and new business to strengthen the defense industrial base by accelerating innovation,
fostering ingenuity, and establishing resilient and diverse supply chains. To this end, we assist local,
small businesses in selling their products and services to all branches and levels of the government,
creating and retaining jobs and strengthening the local economy in Northwest Louisiana.
Her roles prior to APEX empower her success.
Before APEX, Dr. Flowers served as the Vice Chancellor for Economic & Workforce Development at
Bossier Parish Community College for five years. She led the college’s mission to provide customized
and relevant education and training to individuals and companies. Using her extensive network of
local, state, and national contacts and the talents of her staff, her division trained over 9,000
individuals each year and was awarded over $33.1 million in state grant funds to train more than
28,095 employees in northwest Louisiana companies.
Prior to joining BPCC, Dr. Flowers served for ten years as the Director of Career, Adult & Alternative
Education for Caddo Parish Public Schools. Her responsibilities were extensive and included serving as
director of high schools, career-technical education, alternative schools, adult education, and school
counseling. Dr. Flowers did not limit her efforts solely to Caddo Parish, however. In 2012, she
established a ten-parish regional Jump Start partnership of secondary, post-secondary, employer, and
community leaders focused on workforce and economic development solutions. Jump Start initiatives
continue to prepare young people for bright futures today.
Dr. Flowers began her visionary approach to leadership when she was the principal of the nationally
recognized Caddo Career and Technology Center for fourteen years. Long before others recognized
the importance of student work-based learning experiences, industry-recognized certifications, and
dual enrollment, Dr. Flowers implemented these initiatives in partnership with employers, schools, and
students. These creative alliances brought national recognition to her leadership and to the Center.
In each of these roles, she oversaw substantial federal and state budgets requiring strict adherence to
government contracting regulations for expenditure and accountability. The success of Northwest
Louisiana’s workforce and economy has always been at the center of Dr. Flowers’ career. However,
her contributions extend beyond her employment. She has invested her knowledge and leadership by
serving on many local, state, and national boards. Giving back to the community in a meaningful way is
a key aspect of her life. Her service has included leadership in the United Way of Northwest Louisiana,
the Downtown Shreveport Rotary Club, Norwela Council of Boy Scouts, Junior Achievement, the
Strategic Action Council, several Governor’s Task Forces, national education foundations, and
commissions and advisory boards for the Southern Regional Education Board.
Dr. Flowers earned her three degrees from LSU-Shreveport. Worth noting is that she was the first
graduate to earn LSUS’ Doctorate in Educational Learning and Leadership.
In her dissertation, she researched leadership in cross-sector partnerships as an important contributor
to lasting economic development, an area in which she has years of experience and leadership.
Dr. Flowers is married to a local businessman, and they have two children, Thomas and Kate Mayfield.
Thomas is a Shreveport-Bossier real estate attorney and a Rotarian. Kate is an early childhood educator
who helps each child recognize their uniqueness and find joy in learning.
Caddo Parish School Board, Retired
Foundation Secretary; CCTC Office Secretary, Retired
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. She was employed, part-time, for nine years in the office of the Caddo Adult Education Center on North Market. Fully retired now, Susan enjoys spending time at her home in Shreveport and visiting family and friends in Arkansas. The Heun family includes son, Chris; daughter-in-law, Tara; grandchildren, Meredith and Jacob, and Susan’s late husband, Clyde.
Former CC&TC Instructor; Lyco Services, Inc.
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.
Caddo Career & Technology Center; Inclusion Teacher, Retired
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.
Foundation Treasurer; Cook & Morehart, CPAs
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 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.
AGC Shreveport, Retired
Chuck Penn joined the Foundation Board in 2007. He was elected as a Vice-President of the Board in 2012. When he joined the Board, Chuck was the Executive Director of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Shreveport. In the past, he has held leadership positions in charitable and civic organizations in the area. Currently, he is happily retired and plans to stay that way. Chuck and his wife, Jessica, have been blessed with three children and two grandchildren.
General Motors Corporation, Retired
Terry has been a Shreveport resident for 43 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 eight 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 an active member of First United Methodist Church.
Foundation President, Benefit Choices, Inc.
President of Wayt Insurance Agency, Inc., established in 1972, and President of Benefit Choices, Inc., marketing life insurance, health insurance and employee benefit plans, Gard is also President of Gard Wayt & Associates, a regional marketing, consulting, and advocacy firm. He is a past president of the Shreveport and the Louisiana Associations of Life Underwriters and a Past President of the Shreveport and the Louisiana Associations of Health Underwriters. He is a former 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 and former 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 and current member, Strategic Action Council of NW Louisiana
- Immediate Past President and current Board Member, Shreve Memorial Library Foundation
- Past president, Industrial Development Board of Caddo Parish
- Past President, now Regional Vice President, Louisiana United Methodist Men
- Former Treasurer and current Board Member, United Methodist Men Foundation (Nashville)
- Past Chair and current member. Shreveport-Bossier Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Committee
- Past President and current member, 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: Michelle, Russell, and Bryan, (all three also in the insurance business), four granddaughters and two grandsons.
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.
Advertising Director, Johnny's Pizza
I am originally from Shreveport, LA. I have been married for 14 years to my wife Stefanie. We have two daughters; Haley (11) & Charlie (4). We have lived in Stonewall, LA for almost 9 years.
I’ve been in the advertising field for 20 years. I am currently the Marketing Director for Johnny’s Pizza House. I am extremely diverse in multiple areas of design, software, & hardware. I am constantly learning about new technologies and staying up to date with modern trends in web, social media, video, & print design. I enjoy learning about new technologies and how they will affect the world around us. I typically try to take what I learn and figure out a way of how I can use it in my field.
I have mentored at Caddo Career & Technology Center, spoken at colleges and high schools throughout my career. My goal is, and will always be, to better prepare students for real world situations. I find it’s important for graduating students to understand that college isn’t for everyone and you do not have to have a degree to become successful in life. It’s OK to not go to college. Go to a trade school, learn a trade, & be out in the workforce, earning high dollar income, in two years!
CCTC School-To-Work Coordinator; SkillsUSA Advisor and Board Member
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 the father of three children: Emily Feazel, Bradley Wren, Will Wren, and one grandson, Callum Feazel.
Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company
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.
North La. Regional Manager, IBEW 194
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.
Craig H. Storer
President, Storer Services
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.
Legal Weapon LLC
Jarrett Lofton is the owner of Legal Weapon LLC, which is an online business consulting firm
that helps start-up entrepreneurs with their business ventures. The company provides services
such as formation, structuring and developing business models, website design, and other
During law school he and two other students were selected as interns in 2019 on a project with
the Centers for Disease Control and the Louisiana Department of Health Core Violence & Injury
Prevention program. The team was responsible for researching legislation nationwide to
determine which of the 50 states were successful at having the least amount of injuries in the
categories including: motor vehicles, child abuse, traumatic brain injuries in adolescent, and
domestic violence. This research ultimately led to the team drafting legislative proposals to the
After graduating from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in 2021, Jarrett clerked for
the Honorable Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett. Throughout his clerkship, he learned the vital role
judges and several others play in helping the community. He performed certain duties such as
drafting court orders, memos, and performing legal research. Later he clerked for Bradley
Murchison Kelly & Shea law firm, Hargrove Smelly & Strickland law firm, and SouthEast
Louisiana Legal Services.
Jarrett is also a graduate of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s Shreveport
Leadership program. He is also a former volunteer for the Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission,
the Red Cross, and a board member of a nonprofit called Hope4youth which helps the youth to
strive for the next level in their skills and offer encouragement as they face day to day
Vice-president of Universal Mechanical and Universal Plumbing Company
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.
Giglio 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 in 2019 and serves as the Building Committee Chairman. He serves as Vice-President Louisiana Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association and is Chairman of the convention committee. 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 as President of the Petroleum Club of Shreveport and on the board of directors for the Military Affairs Council, Junior Achievement, and Caddo Career and Technology Center Foundation. He is a member of numerous civic organizations including the Committee of 100, Ark-La-Tex Ambassadors and Cotillion Club. In 2015, he was recognized in the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce’s 40 under 40 class. In 2020, Trey was appointed Honorary Commander of the U.S. Air Force 2nd Mission Support Group at Barksdale Air Force Base.
In his spare time, Trey is a NCAA football official and serves as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Shreveport Football Association. He is married to Sarah Giglio, a local attorney, and they reside in Shreveport.
Managing Partner of JRM Ventures LLC
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 clients.
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.
Dr. Marby Barker