About Leadership

William Ironside

CEO of RCC, parent of EATEL and RTC

Bill joined RTC as President in 2001 after serving as VP/GM for Cox Business Services in New Orleans, overseeing the launch of commercial telephone services and high speed internet. Bill has held various roles in finance and telecommunications since 1981, working in Los Angeles, Denver and New York prior to moving to Louisiana in 1993. Bill received his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

Josh Descant

President

Josh Descant brings more than two decades of leadership experience to EATEL. As the President of EATEL and its subsidiaries, 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 EATEL, 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 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 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 and Innovation

As EATEL's Executive Vice President, Technology and Innovation, 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 EATEL as Vice President, 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.