Kellie Walsh is a trailblazer in the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles. She took the reins of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition in 2002, and her stellar accomplishments have solidified her reputation as a transportation leader in Indiana and beyond.
Walsh spearheaded the Interstate 65 Biofuels Corridor project, which established a continuous network of E85 and biodiesel fueling stations stretching from Gary, Indiana, to Mobile, Alabama. The coalition is actively expanding natural gas fueling infrastructure throughout Indiana and recently concluded the management of a Recovery Act grant that placed more than 1300 propane vehicles on the road, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation and120 alternative fueling stations in partnership with 8 other project partners. Walsh’s pioneering work has garnered praise from U.S. Senator Richard Lugar and former Indiana Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman.
Walsh is highly respected among her Clean Cities peers, to whom she provides guidance on coalition management, project development, networking, and cultivating strong bases of stakeholders. Since 2002, Walsh has secured over $22,000,000 in federal and state grants for coalition member projects.
Walsh received the Midwest Region Coalition of the Year Award in 2005, Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year Award in 2006, and the Mentor of the Year Award in 2009, Most Improved in Fuel Economy among Coalitions in 2011.