Francis Energy EV Charging Stations

Francis Energy Executive Staff

David Jankowsky
Founder & President

David R. Jankowsky is the Founder and President of Francis Energy. Prior to founding the company in 2015, David was Regional Counsel and Vice President of International Business Development for SunEdison, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of corporate development in the Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa regions.

Prior to SunEdison, David was an energy project finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C. David has an undergraduate degree (with honors) from Middlebury College in Vermont, and a juris doctorate degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Senior Editor on the Georgetown Law Review.

David currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is blessed with a beautiful wife, three kids, a Labrador, and a very mediocre golf game. 

Jason Pitcock
SVP, Government Relations

As SVP of Government Relations, Jason oversees engagement with government officials and industry stakeholders to promote Francis Energy’s legislative, regulatory, and policy objectives. Jason reports directly to the President. 

Before returning to his native Tulsa, Oklahoma and joining Francis in 2016, Jason spent a decade in Washington, D.C., where he was Vice President and Counsel at a bipartisan government affairs firm whose clients included several Fortune 100 companies. Prior to that, he worked for the United States Congress, as Counsel to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises.  

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Grant Harper
VP, Finance

As VP of Finance, Grant Harper oversees all aspects of finance and accounting for Francis Energy, including treasury management, operating and capital expense budgeting, financial reporting, tax preparation and internal controls. In addition to this role, Grant is involved in all aspects of our financial modeling and project fundraising. Grant reports directly to the President. 

Grant first joined Francis Energy in the spring of 2015 as a financial analyst intern. After graduation, Grant joined Francis Energy as one of its first employees. Grant graduated with honors from the Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa.

Clark Wheeler
Chief of Staff & General Counsel

As Chief of Staff, Clark is responsible for all aspects of corporate development and strategy, and oversees our executive team. In his role as General Counsel, Clark oversees all of Francis Energy’s legal operations and internal and external compliance. At Francis Energy, Clark has successfully closed over $50M in EV infrastructure project funding. 

Clark is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Mass. While at Northeastern, Clark interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and was a member of the editorial board of the Northeastern University Law Review.

Keesha Cashmore
VP, Asset Management

As VP of Asset Management, Keesha is responsible for all aspects of Francis Energy’s EV charging station network, including maintenance, logistics, inventory, data acquisition, customer support, marketing and software management, among other duties. 

Keesha has over a decade of experience in operations, finance, and human resources for several startup and growth-stage companies. Prior to joining Francis in 2019, Keesha was Vice President of Operations for a startup regional aviation company. 

Seth Christ
SVP, Operations

As Senior Vice President of Operations, Seth is responsible for all aspects of Francis Energy’s asset development and construction. In 2019, Seth was the lead project manager responsible for building the first statewide EV Charging network in the country, which was completed in under 12 months.  

Prior to joining Francis Energy, Seth was Founder and President of Ion Solar, a residential and commercial solar installation company in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he completed the first commercial and municipal solar installations in Tulsa. Seth holds a NABCEP PV Installer Certification.

Seth has received numerous environmental and civic awards for pioneering renewable energies in Oklahoma, including the Tulsey Entrepreneurship Award for his work developing mobile solar trailers for oil reclamation. Seth is a frequent invitee speaker to EV industry stakeholder events across the country and is recognized for his experience managing EV infrastructure supply chains, EV construction and utility interconnections. 

Eric Austin
SVP, Business Development

As Senior Vice President of Business Development, Eric is responsible for all aspects of Francis Energy’s EV charging station development, including site acquisition, and utility and host partnerships. 

Prior to joining Francis in 2019, Eric spent his entire career in the rural electric cooperative industry, most recently, as a C&I Accounts Manager as Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. There, Eric was responsible for advising senior management and members on rate design and methodology, load management, grid infrastructure, resiliency, renewable energies, and communications.

Jennifer Clagg
HR Manager

As HR Manager, Jennifer oversees all aspects of Francis Energy’s human resources, including payroll administration, health insurance, taxes and benefits, and also is responsible for crafting and implementing Francis Energy’s HR and workplace policies and compliance. 

Prior to joining Francis Energy in 2016, Jennifer spent more than 20 years in the construction industry where she held numerous positions in HR, finance and accounting.  Jennifer is a graduate of Langston University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.