Executive Moves: Alliance Safety Council expands leadership; Shell EVP Greg Guidry joins Danos board

The Danos Morgan City Plant. Photography courtesy Danos/Misty Leigh McElroy

The Alliance Safety Council has expanded its leadership to support the organization’s continued growth and diversification of programs and services.

Alliance has named three new Vice Presidents: Sheri Bankston, Vice President of Operational Excellence; Joelle McGehee, Vice President of Customer Success; and Travis Broussard, Vice President of Business Development.

Bankston, a CPA, began working for Alliance as an e-learning script writer. In her new role, she is responsible for the assessment of current service offerings, and development of future offerings.

McGehee has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the construction, petrochemical, telecommunications and retail industries for companies including the Shaw Group, Cox Communications and Home Depot. In this role, McGehee will ensure the organization provides customized training and technology services across a variety of sectors and work environments.

Broussard brings more than a decade of high-performing sales management experience to his new role as Vice President of Business Development. His focus is on lead generation, business intelligence, member relations and event management.

Alliance Safety Council is a member-driven organization providing online and instructor-led safety training, and technology and records management solutions. In addition to its locations in Baton Rouge, Addis, Gonzales and Walker, the organization has authorized training partners located across the U.S. and internationally.

Former Royal Dutch Shell top executive Greg Guidry of Covington is joining the Danos board of directors.

Greg Guidry

Guidry retired from his position of Executive Vice President – Unconventionals for Royal Dutch Shell in October 2018 after six years in the role and nearly 37 years with the company.

“Greg has an invaluable understanding of the oil and gas industry, and we are grateful that he has accepted our invitation to join the board,”  Chairman of the Board Hank Danos said in a statement.

In his former role, Guidry drove performance improvement and increased profitability. In addition, he previously headed Shell’s Upstream businesses across Europe, based in The Netherlands. Guidry’s history at Shell covers multiple facets of the industry including offshore conventional and deepwater, onshore unconventionals and midstream.

Guidry serves as a senior adviser to Oaktree Capital and as director of portfolio companies Northstar Midstream and Blackbear Midstream. He is also on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the LSU Honor’s College.

Guidry’s appointment adds a seventh member to the Danos Board of Directors which includes Hank Danos, Eric Danos, Paul Danos, Mark Danos, Edward “Jed” DiPaolo and John Elstrott.