LEAP is pleased to welcome Ernest Ladkani to our Board of Directors. Ernest currently serves as a Senior Advisor within the Environmental Planning & Permitting team for U.S. natural gas pipelines operated by TransCanada. Based in Houston, TX, he has over 25 years of project management experience associated with natural and cultural resource management for multiple concurrent linear infrastructure projects. Ernest has spent nearly equal parts of his career as both a consultant and as a representative of several operating companies working on a portfolio of domestic and international infrastructure projects.  Ernest is a Steering Committee member of the EH&S Committee, as well as co-chair of the Construction Task Force for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and an active member of the Southern Gas Association.  Ernest also volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America as a member of the National STEM Committee, the Sam Houston Area Council STEM Committee, and as an Assistant ScoutMaster for Troop 886 in The Woodlands, TX.