14 Years of Quality Service in Natural Gas Distribution

Julie Belt

Chief Operating Officer | Phone: 931-220-5362 | jbelt@d2energyllc.net

Julie Belt holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism/Public Relations from Murray State University. She has over 15 years of customer service experience and nearly 10 years of bookkeeping/accounting experience.

After graduating from Murray State University, Mrs. Belt began her career at Jostens Printing and Publishing in Clarksville, Tennessee. While at Jostens, she led the customer service team for over 10 years, taking it from 82% customer satisfaction to over 99% customer satisfaction. During her time, Mrs. Belt also earned several manufacturing certifications including Six Sigma Green Belt certification from University of Michigan.

Prior to coming to work at D2Energy, Mrs. Belt worked in the accounting field for nearly 10 years. She gained experience in small business accounting and bookkeeping. She has extensive working knowledge of QuickBooks as well as all Microsoft applications including Excel, Word and Access.

Bruce Walker

Renewable Energy Manager | Phone: 931-320-2899 | bwalker@d2energyllc.net

Bruce Walker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has over 36 years’ engineering and management experience in the public electric utility business.

Mr. Walker began his career at Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation (CEMC) in Clarksville, Tennessee. During his 25 years at CEMC, he served as Safety Coordinator, project manager for design and construction of transmission and distribution circuit upgrades, and new substations and substation expansions/upgrades. He managed various departments, including SCADA (system telemetry)/dispatch, customer service and IT, and earned a Management Internship Program Certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, as well as numerous Tennessee Valley Public Power Association engineering and management certificates.

After his retirement from CEMC, Mr. Walker worked in the civil engineering field for approximately five years at James + Associates in Nashville, Tennessee. There he gained experience in Department of Defense utility privatizations and contracts. He also served as a project manager on wastewater system installations and upgrades and provided construction observation and administration for various projects.

Prior to joining D2 Energy, Mr. Walker was hired as Electric Operations Manager at CDE Lightband in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was later named Electric Division Manager, the position he held until his retirement.

Jean Luton

Vice-President | Phone: 931-561-1893 | jluton@d2energyllc.net

Jean has a B.S. degree from Bethel University. Jean has twenty-five years’ experience in Environmental Health and Safety, during which time she was the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for a Fortune 100 company. For the last eight years, her position has been Vice President of D2 Energy and Kentucky Energy Systems. Jean manages natural gas on several pipelines for cities in West Tennessee along with managing Guthrie Natural Gas customer billing.

H. Dwight Luton

President | Phone: 931-624-3677 | dluton@d2energyllc.net

Mr. Luton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University along with twelve credit hours towards a MBA in Public Administration. He has earned a Public Administration Certification from the University of Tennessee and has been associated with Business Management for over 35 years. He has been the owner and CEO of several small businesses over a 20-year period. From 1995 to 2007 he served as Director of Utilities for the Clarksville, Tennessee Gas and Water Department. In 2007 Mr Luton founded D2 Energy, LLC.

Mr. Luton has over 40 years municipal government experience, including serving on the Clarksville City Council for 17 years, serving multiple department chairs and was elected by his peers to the position of Mayor Pro-Tem.

Mr. Luton has been involved in Department of Defense privatizations, including proposing and negotiating the fifty-year own, operate and maintain for Ft. Campbell natural gas system with the Huntsville Corp of Engineers. Mr. Luton served as Director of Utilities and lead negotiator in this successful transition.

Mr. Luton has successfully worked to develop multiple landfill/methane gas projects to produce green energy and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr. Luton founded Municipal Training Academy to train city employees in the West Tennessee area who have been promoted to management learn management skills in order to perform their job effectively. The Training Academy is directed by an advisory board and has graduated over 100 students.

Mr. Luton’s company, D2 Energy, LLC, currently assists more than twenty natural gas systems in the Tennessee and Southern Kentucky area.