As president of Safety Management Systems, a purpose-driven company dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of oil & gas workers, Scott has overall responsibility for the company. In 1996, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from LSU while also playing for the Fighting Tiger football team. Scott got an early start with Acadian, and in the last 22 years has held positions with the ambulance and security divisions. He would eventually transition to SMS as a general manager and then vice president before being named president in 2010. Over the years, Scott has served in many philanthropic roles, including as Chair for the United Way of Acadiana’s 2016 Capital Campaign. He is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette and Leadership Louisiana, and was chosen by The Daily Advertiser as one of the “Top 20 Under 40.” He also serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition and the Petroleum Club of Lafayette, and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization.
Courtney Juneau, vice president of operations, started his career at Acadian in 2006. He is responsible for all day-to-day operations for Safety Management Systems, including remote paramedics, safety technicians, training and HSE consultants. In 2001, he joined Safety Management Systems as the HSE consulting manager responsible for quality control, marketing and all HSE consulting operations. Courtney graduated from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in applied life sciences. He is involved in many aspects of his community as a committee member for both United Way and the American Cancer Society, a sponsor for the Sky’s the Limit Foundation, and a member of St Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church.
Eddy Dupuis, vice president of finance, joined Acadian in 2007. He provides financial oversight to Safety Management Systems and its sister divisions, Air Med and Executive Air Charter Services. Eddy graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Todd LaPorte has direct oversight of SMS’ medical services. He began his career at Acadian Companies in 1985 as an ambulance medic and earned paramedic certification before transferring to the Communications Center, where he served as a dispatcher, operations supervisor and operations manager. He managed Acadian's Medic Support Center and served as director of Acadian Monitoring Services' administration and retail service lines. Todd has been involved with United Way of Acadiana as a Loaned Executive and campaign cabinet member. He is a member of the Leadership Louisiana class of 2018.
Safety & Inspection
Brett Fontenot manages customer relationships by understanding the needs of each client and ensuring satisfaction with the services provided. Brett also works closely with new clients to better understand their needs and projected work. An employee of SMS for more than six years, Brett earned his associate degree in general studies and occupation health and safety. Brett is a board certified occupational health and safety technologist and a national registered EMT.
Ryan Hester, CSP, CAC
Ryan Hester is responsible for overseeing all safety and industrial hygiene services for the west coast region. He has more than 10 years of experience in occupational safety and health, with an emphasis on industrial hygiene. Ryan has provided services across many industries including oil and gas, public utilities, construction, manufacturing and aerospace. He is passionate about providing excellent service to our clients by working closely with them, listening to and understanding their goals and objectives and tailoring our services to achieve those goals and objectives. Ryan has a degree in Organizational Leadership from Biola University in La Mirada, CA, where he graduated with honors. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), certified by the California Department of Public Health as a Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor & Project Monitor, and he is a California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Certified Asbestos Consultant. Ryan is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene at Montana Tech.
Joe F. Moseley, III
Joe Moseley, based in Houston, oversees daily operations for the SMS' Southwest region, including Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale. Joe began his career in the oil & gas industry with AIS in 2004 as a safety specialist for Chevron. In 2008, he began working on land drilling for Shell in south Texas then moved to north Louisiana to work for Shell as a lead technician and on new rig start ups. He became field support supervisor in north Louisiana, overseeing daily operations and mentoring new safety specialists. Joe is currently working towards his Occupational Health and Safety Technologist certification.
Teresa Jeffcoat has over 15 years of experience in sales, accounting, and business administration. Jeffcoat is responsible for providing financial, administrative, and contract services support in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations both internally and externally. Pivotal in building relationships with business and technical decision-makers and aligning customer priorities to Liberty's value offerings.
Teresa manages and develops a team of sales representatives including recruiting, hiring, and training new reps on the Liberty sales process. She has completed 35 hours of business education including Business Management, Employment Law, Accounting, and attended Sam Houston State University.
Training, Consulting & Rescue
Pipeline Regulatory Compliance
Allan Weatherford is a degreed environmentalist, with permitting and extensive inspection experience in both agency and industry roles. Allan brings with him more than 23 years of industry experience and expertise. Past experience includes serving in key management roles with major gas companies as Environmentalist, Operations Director, and Technical Services Director prior to him opening the doors at Liberty in 2004. Additional credentials include certifications as a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and Certified Environmental Property Assessor (CEPA) and BA and MBA degrees from Rollins College and Nova Southeastern University, respectively.
Mike Fuentes provides a wide range of professional energy industry sector (natural gas/liquid pipelines, processing plants, power plants) consulting services such as safety and health, environmental, pipeline regulatory, FERC 7(c), post-construction monitoring and mitigation, operations compliance auditing, project management, facility security, due-diligence, domestic and international account management, incident investigation, compliance training, emergency/crisis management, incident investigation, compliance quality management (procedure development) and overall compliance management programs.
Mike has been involved in operations for over 30 years, attended the University of Texas at Permian Basin and speaks fluent Spanish.
Russell Cryer, executive sales representative, has been an SMS employee for more than three years. An oilfield sales veteran, Russell is responsible for new business development for SMS across the United States. Russell earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1989.
Paul Hamilton began working for Acadian as a paramedic in 1993 and later transferred to the company’s Lafayette dispatch center in 1999, where he worked as a dispatcher for six years.
Hamilton earned an associate’s degree in emergency health science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1993.
Steven Friedman, director of finance, is responsible for the financial and accounting activities of Safety Management Systems. Steven, who has worked for SMS since 2011, graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received his master’s degree from the University of Tampa. He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and a dedicated member of many organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Knights of Columbus.
Krista Hebert directs and coordinates HR policies and programs with an emphasis on employee relations, benefits, recruitment, and reporting. She ensures the organization is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and works closely with the vice president of human resources on the development, implementation and evaluation of HR policies, programs, and activities. Krista has been with Acadian since 2004 and holds a bachelor's of science degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is member of the National Society for Human Resources and former treasurer of the Acadiana Society for Human Resources.
Sheila Hebert has been with Acadian for more than 30 years. Sheila has worked in many departments within Acadian such as Medicare, Medicaid, insurance, medical records, collections and customer service and was an integral part of the MSC program. Sheila moved to SMS in 2002 and currently serves as a manager in the SMS business office. An active member of the community, Sheila is involved with The United Way, church activities, fundraiser walks, and local hospitals.