About Leadership

Arthur "Smokey" Scanlan


Arthur "Smokey" Scanlan is the chairman of EATELCORP and its subsidiaries. As a third generation owner, Smokey became acquainted with the telecommunications industry at a early age. Working part-time at EATEL during his college years, he joined the firm on a full-time basis in May 1984. Over the years he has held various positions within the company, and has worked as an installer, repair technician, outside plant engineer, and personnel director.

John D. Scanlan

Chief Executive Officer

John D. Scanlan is the chief executive officer of EATELCORP and its subsidiary companies. As a third generation owner of the company, John has deep roots in the telecommunications industry. He began his career as a teenager in 1979 and worked through college as an installer, repairman/wireman. In 1989, John was promoted to marketing products manager; four years later he was made responsible for the overall sales and marketing of EATEL's long distance, business communications systems, and telephone services. In 1994, John was promoted to executive president of EATEL and its subsidiaries. In 2011, Scanlan was named both president and vice chairman. In 2015, he was named chief executive officer.

Josh Descant


Josh Descant brings more than two decades of leadership experience to EATELCORP and its subsidiaries. As the President of Vision Communications, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the company in all of its operations by working with senior management to establish long-range goals, strategies and continued growth as a leader in the industry. Josh’s notable leadership as President of Sunshine Media and Upperline Media, as well as Executive Vice President of Product Development and Marketing at Vision, has uniquely positioned him for his current role. His prior experiences include serving as V.P. of Operations for Local Matters (a local search technology company) and serving in the United States Marine Corps. Josh received his bachelor of arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has previously served as a long-term board member for the Association of Directory Publishers, and currently serves on the board of the Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington, LA. Josh is active on social media, and frequently shares his observations about the industry, leadership, and marketing on his twitter account https://twitter.com/joshdescant

Peter Louviere

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Louviere is the company's Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Peter is responsible for planning, implementing and managing all aspects of the company's financial and treasury functions including taxation, forecasting, risk management and long range strategic planning. Peter has over 25 years of telecommunications experience with the company. Peter is a member of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Telecommunications Association. He also currently serves on several Boards including Special Eductation District No. 1 of Lafourche Parish as President and Chairman, South Louisiana Economic Council (SLEC) and the Golden Meadow LIONS Club. He is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounting and the Louisiana CPA Society. Peter holds both a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a masters of business administration degree from Nicholls State University.

Janet Britton

General Counsel & Executive Vice President of Human Resources

As General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Janet Britton is responsible for providing strategic leadership and business acumen and guiding EATEL through a complex myriad of complex business, legal and regulatory issues. Janet has been in the telecommunications sector for 25 years and with EATEL for 21 years. Prior to joining EATEL, she was a staff attorney with the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Janet is past chairman of the Louisiana Telecommunications Association (LTA) and is currently a board member. She is also a former board member of NTCA, OPASTCO and the Ascension Chamber of Commerce. She served on the Ascension Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee and recently led the search as Search Committee Chairperson for a new Chamber CEO. She also previously served as the Chairman of the East Ascension East Iberville School Partnership. Janet currently serves on the NTCA Industry Committee and WTA Public Policy Committee. She is also a member of the Ascension Economic Development Board, City of Gonzales Marketing Team and is a member of the local Industrial Development Board. Janet was recognized by the Baton Rouge Business Report as a Forty under 40 and holds a Bachelors of Arts degree, a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University.

Noah Boudreaux

Executive Vice President of Datacenter Sales & Operations

Noah Boudreaux is the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for EATEL Business/ Venyu. In his more than 20 years of IT experience, Boudreaux has lead several prominent technology firms in the Baton Rouge area. His longest tenure of almost 10 years was at Sparkhound, where, in 2008, Noah accepted the role of Vice President of Operations. Eventually, he became the company’s Chief Operating Officer in 2013.

Tressy Leindecker

Executive Vice President of Sales

Tressy Leindecker serves as EATEL's Executive Vice President of Sales. As a sales leader with more than 20 years of management experience, she has led teams in several telecommunications organizations -- with a focus in cable, data, transport and telephony. Tressy has been responsible for the successful transformation of sales organizations, drastically increasing monthly performance and overall team bench strength. Tressy holds a bachelor of arts degree and often volunteers her time to give back to the communities she serves.

Harris Miller

Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation

Harris Miller is the Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation at EATELCORP and its subsidiaries. Harris drives the organization's technology and innovation strategy especially by helping to insert technology into existing programs as well as new business opportunities. Harris has been with the company for 17 years and has held several management positions including: Director of Network Services, Manager of Network Engineering, NOC Manager, and Manager of Customer Support.

Gerry Boudreaux

Vice President of Customer Support and I&R Administration

Gerry Boudreaux leads the datacenter design strategy for Vision as Vice President, Datacenter Design/Construction & WAN Strategy/Peering. Prior to being named VP, Gerry oversaw the corporate network and virtualization infrastructure for Venyu’s datacenters and the team of network and systems engineers that support them. Gerry’s 20+ years in the IT industry include stops at US Robotics and Cox Communications, where he was manager of Data and Transport Engineering for their Greater Louisiana market. Gerry holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from LSU.