Board of Directors

Flint Richter

Elston Blake Forte

Chairman and CEO, DEI Development Group LLC Business Development Executive, Entegrity Energy Partners Real Estate Development Manager, Partners for Better Housing


Elston Blake Forte is a Little Rock, AR native with 13 years of community development experience. Mr. Forte specializes in partnership development, community outreach, and sustainability planning. A former University of Arkansas Razorback football player with a degree in Sociology, Elston Blake Forte is a serial social entrepreneur that uses his voice to encourage diversity, equity, inclusion, and generational wealth creation in energy and real estate related projects. He is inspired daily by God, his daughter, son, nephews, and nieces. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, traveling, playing chess, and billiards. 

Peter Nierengarten

Environmental Director for Fayetteville, Arkansas


Peter Nierengarten is the Fayetteville Environmental Director.  Since 2012, he has worked in this role focusing on improving livability and reducing the energy and carbon footprint for Fayetteville.  Peter is very interested in promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, sustainability and active transportation for the City of Fayetteville and advancing the six goals of City Plan 2040.  Peter is extremely proud to serve Fayetteville in a role that will provide vital direction for his community’s continued sustainable growth.

Adam Fogleman

Pulaski County | County Civil Attorney


Adam Fogleman is the County Civil Attorney for Pulaski County, Arkansas. Adam is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, and serves as President of the Board of the Downtown Little Rock Community Development Corporation. He is also a licensed commercial pilot and a member of a family-owned construction company, focusing on rehabilitation and redevelopment in Little Rock’s Pettaway Neighborhood. He has served as a member of the House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar Association, Chair of the Board of Trustees of First United Methodist Church Little Rock, Deputy Prosecutor Attorney in Arkansas’s Sixth Judicial District, Staff Counsel to the Arkansas Democratic Senate Caucus, is a graduate of the Delta Leadership Institute, and has managed and provided strategic advice to various campaigns ranging from local to state-wide office. He is a graduate of The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law and Henderson State University where he received an undergraduate degree in Aviation. Adam lives in Little Rock with his wife, Jill, and their son, Jude.

Steve Chriss

Flint Richter

Entegrity Business Development Executive


Flint is a NABCEP certified PV installer with more than 25 years of experience in the design and implementation of residential, commercial, and industrial solar systems and energy storage systems. Flint works as a Business Development Executive at Entegrity which is an energy services, sustainability, and solar development company specializing in the implementation of energy conservation and renewable energy projects.

Previously, Flint was the founder and principal of Richter Solar Energy, a Northwest Arkansas solar energy firm. In addition to his work at Entegrity, he is also an instructor for Solar Energy International, a non-profit educational organization that provides training and expertise in renewable energy worldwide.

Steve Chriss


Doug Hutchings

Delta Solar

Gary Moody


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Entegrity Business Development Executive


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Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation promotes greater public understanding of advanced energy in Arkansas through research, public education programs and economic and workforce development.