Dr. Craig Greene announced the team for his 2017 Public Service Commissioner campaign.
“I’m excited to announce the strong, talented campaign team overseeing my 2017 Public Service Commissioner campaign,” said Greene. “As a small business owner, I know how hard it is to start a job, open a business, and raise a family. If we want our economy to flourish we have to stop over-regulating our businesses, over-taxing our people, and over-spending our budgets.”
Hank Danos - Campaign Chairman
For over four decades, Hank Danos has been the leader at the helm of Danos’ global success. In 1962, he joined the company his father and uncle founded, and from his first job as a roustabout to his current role as CEO and president, Hank has been a hands-on leader and the driving force behind the company’s values-based approach to business.
In addition to being a member of the Danos Board of Directors, Hank has been actively involved in professional organizations, including: the executive subcommittee of Offshore Operators Committee (OOC), the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI), the LSU Board of Supervisors, the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), and the LA 1 Coalition.
Julio Melara - Campaign Vice Chairman
Julio Melara is the President and CEO of Louisiana Business Inc., a multi-media publishing company which publishes Business Report, 225 Magazine, InRegister Magazine, Daily Report and many other niche publications, websites and e-newsletters. He is a National Speaker and the author of five books, Do You Have The Time For Success?, It Only Takes Everything You’ve Got!, Keys To Performance, 15 Power Points To Ignite Your Success! and Mental Snacks – Nourishment for your mind and fuel for your life!
Julio is the former President of the National Alliance of Area Business Publications and serves on various boards including Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Iberia Bank, Dunham Board of Trustees and Our Lady of the Lake Foundation.
Sean Connor - Campaign Treasurer
Sean Connor’s exceptional credentials in complex financial crimes investigations and federal disaster fraud response management speak for themselves – measures of domain-specific excellence earned not just as a Special Agent in the United States Secret Service and a highly trained security and investigative specialist but also, a certified computer forensic expert with over a decade of service to the federal government.
Connor served as the Investigative Coordinator at the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF), first established by the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and, since the BP Oil Spill of 2010, headquartered at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Connor transitioned from federal service and joined the executive management team at Prime Occupational Medicine in 2015.
Lionel Rainey III - Campaign Manager
The Greene campaign team will be headed by Lionel Rainey III of Baton Rouge-based LR3 Consulting. Rainey has extensive, successful campaign experience and is coming off multiple consecutive wins including Tom Schedler for Louisiana Secretary of State, John Kennedy for U.S. Senate, and John Stefanski for State Representative. Rainey’s firm serves numerous local, statewide, and federal office holders as well as corporate and non-profit organizations.
Alexandra "Allee" Bautsch - Finance Director
Alexandra “Allee” Bautsch will lead Greene’s fundraising efforts. Bautsch launched her team, the Louisiana-based Bautsch Group, in 2007. The firm specializes in implementing fundraising strategies for statewide and national campaigns. With candidates in every major Louisiana race last year, her team outraised all of their opponents in the 2016 cycle. The Bautsch Group has raised in excess of 50 million dollars over the past decade in non-profit and political fundraising.
Delia Taylor - Communications Consultant
All campaign media relations and communications will be handled by Delia A. Taylor, APR. Delia is the Owner/President of Taylor Media Services, a communications firm specializing in political consulting, communications, and crisis management. Delia has a long history of successfully managing political campaigns for various tax issues and individual candidates vying for national, statewide and local offices, such as state attorney general, state supreme court, state senator, state representative, district attorney, district judge, and parish-wide offices.
Richard Zuschlag - Finance Committee
Richard Zuschlag is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acadian Ambulance Service which he founded in 1971.
Born in Greenville, Pennsylvania, Mr. Zuschlag is a graduate of the Capitol Institute of Technology. Prior to founding Acadian in 1971, he worked for Greenville Broadcasting Company and Westinghouse Electric Company Space and Defense Center.
Mr. Zuschlag serves on the Bush-Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund Committee and was instrumental in developing the Lafayette 911 system.
He has served as Chairman of the Lafayette Parish Communication District, was a member of the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana Hospital Association, Acadiana Safety Association, Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, 232-HELP, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association, and Council for a Better Louisiana.