U.S. Energy Stream Past Distinguished Speakers Include


Tommy Clark

Commissioner, Multimodal Commerce, State of Louisiana
United States

On August 3rd, 2016, Governor John Bel Edwards appointed Tommy Clark, a Shreveport/Bossier City, LA native, as Louisiana’s first appointed Commissioner of Multimodal Commerce. He oversees the state’s heavy cargo freight movements throughout a robust multimodal infrastructure, specifically 40 ports, 17 major waterway corridors, 7 commercial airports, 6 Class I railroads, 16,600 miles of commercial centerline miles and 50,000 miles of pipelines. Commissioner Clark advises the Governor on strategies that promote Louisiana’s international trade and commerce, expand trade partners and emerging markets, align Louisiana’s robust multimodal assets and strengthen competitiveness and energy security through policies that advance global commercial optionality. Prior to this role, Mr. Clark was the Head of Corporate Affairs for BHP Billiton’s Houston, TX North American Petroleum Headquarters office, where he developed and led the execution of comprehensive strategic planning, issues management, stakeholder engagement, communications, sustainability and social investment for all onshore shale development operations in North America. Before BHP, Petrohawk Energy recruited Mr. Clark in 2011 to manage government and external affairs in the Haynesville Shale. He was founder/managing partner of his own consultancy from 2001 to 2011 and successfully navigated a 25-year career at Kansas City Southern, a Class I rail transportation company in various management capacities and locations. In addition, Mr. Clark has held leadership roles on numerous civic, community and state boards, as well as several industry trade associations. He currently serves as Governor John Bel Edwards’ designee to the Southern Rail Commission, La. Business and International Commerce, the La. International Deep Water Gulf Transfer Terminal Authority, and chairs the Multimodal Advisory and Red River Waterway Commissions.