Indiana Locations: Greater Indianapolis Area & Greater Fort Wayne Area
Phone: (260) 414-9511
Kerri Garvin is the Executive Director of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Inc., a standalone nonprofit advancing communities with education and resources on alternative fuel vehicles across the state of Indiana. Kerri is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events and conferences sharing information about Greater Indiana, alternative fuels and transportation, funding opportunities, and resources. Greater Indiana assists members and stakeholders with grants, research, events, project coordination, marketing, fleet planning, and outreach activities to increase the use of alternative fuels and vehicles. As the Director of Greater Indiana, Kerri works with government, universities, equipment manufacturers, fuel providers and other key stakeholders to expand the use of alternative fuel transportation and infrastructure.
Kerri previously served as the Program Coordinator for Electric Transportation at Indiana Michigan Power (AEP) developing materials and plans for programs on electric vehicles. The position coordinated outreach and education for both internal and external customers. During her time with the City of Fort Wayne, she served as a Program Manager for energy and sustainability and the Executive Director for the Northeast Indiana Sustainable Business Council (NISBC). Trained by the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system, Kerri integrated the concepts into City Utility projects to help meet their sustainability and energy efficiency goals. As the Executive Director for the NISBC, she provided training, certification, and assistance to area businesses using their Bright Green Business program.
While serving in the Public Information Office of Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry’s administration she successfully led the City’s efforts to be recognized for the third time as a National Civic League “All-America City”. In addition, she spearheaded the creation of the Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council, an all-teen volunteer council dedicated to service-learning, leadership, and engagement in Fort Wayne. Kerri also served a mayoral appointment to the City of Fort Wayne’s Sister Cities International program, facilitating economic development opportunities and cultural exchanges between Fort Wayne, Indiana, and nation cities worldwide.
Kerri holds a Master’s in Public Affairs with a concentration on Public Management and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University Fort Wayne.
Indiana Location: Greater Bloomington Area
Kaylee serves as the Development and Communications Manager of Greater Indiana. In this role she plans and hosts in-person and virtual events and executes the organization’s communications strategy. Kaylee is also responsible for the organization’s membership program, managing member relationships and the fulfillment of member benefits. Kaylee assists partners with alternative transportation projects such as grant proposals, infrastructure projects, developing training courses, and education and outreach for Indiana’s EV Infrastructure Plan.
Prior to joining the Greater Indiana team, Kaylee served as the Marketing and Operations Director at Terra Science and Education, an educational nonprofit in Central New York. In her role with Terra, Kaylee organized and marketed regional and international events, managed scholarship and grant programs, and operated as the office administrator. Kaylee also served on the board of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Central New York Chapter, organizing professional development programs for communications professionals.
Kaylee is a graduate of The State University of New York at Oswego and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations.
Indiana Location: Greater Indianapolis Area
Morgan joins the Greater Indiana team as the Events and Communications Coordinator. Within this role, Morgan will coordinate the planning and execution of events, projects, and outreach efforts for various educational events. She also supports digital marketing and content creation needs for projects and events.
Before returning to her home state of Indiana, Morgan worked as a videographer and digital media coordinator for TyRex Group in Austin, TX. While her primary role was developing educational and industry marketing media content for TyRex, she also assisted the company’s nonprofit, RecognizeGood, in recognizing and thanking citizens and organizations who illuminate GOOD in the Austin community. Morgan also volunteers her skills in media production to Growing to Give, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting and developing agricultural technologies to combat global food insecurity.
Morgan will be receiving her Master’s in Agricultural Communications in May of 2023 from Texas Tech University, and she currently holds a B.A. in Theatre and Digital Media Production from Butler University.
Indiana Location: Greater Indianapolis Area
AJ serves as Greater Indiana’s Project Coordinator. In this role, AJ conducts research on transportation energy policies, technologies, industry solution providers, and related information in order to develop educational materials and assist stakeholders with proposals and alternative fuel transportation projects. As the project coordinator, AJ conducts fleet analysis and transition projects. His work includes researching the fuel, infrastructure, and vehicle options and calculating the emissions and investment needed to implement alternative fuel transportation recommendations. AJ also assists with coordinating vehicle demonstrations and ride-and-drive events.
Prior to joining the Greater Indiana team, AJ worked as an Outside Sales Representative at Bloomer in Seattle, WA. In his role with Bloomer, AJ educated consumers and businesses on several products that helped protect bees and stop cigarette pollution.
AJ is a graduate of Purdue University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Selling and Sales Management with a minor in Psychology. AJ is certified in Sustainable Fleet Management through the NAFA Fleet Management Association. He also is a Certified Biobased Fleet Professional through the American Lung Association’s Biobased Academy Program.
Indiana Location: Greater Bloomington Area
Alex Hakes is joining the Greater Indiana Clean Cities, Inc. as a McKinney Climate Fellow for the summer of 2023. The McKinney Climate Fellows program is a workforce-development program focused on providing real-world, hands-on experience for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in the sustainability field. Fellows tackle climate, sustainability, and community resilience projects and challenges across the state of Indiana.
Alex is currently a graduate student studying Sustainability and Public Financial Management and will receive his Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in May 2024. While the university is in session, he works as a Teaching Assistant and a Graduate Assistant in the Undergraduate Programs Office. Alex’s post-graduation goals include working in the sustainability field, focusing on optimizing manufacturing and supply chain technologies.
Alex will help grow Greater Indiana’s outreach and advance the work on specific projects, such as alternative fuel and technology outreach and demonstration events, educational tours of fleet operations and infrastructure, and data and research compilation for alternative fuel projects.
Web, social media, and SEO developer. Storyteller, videographer, drone pilot, speaker, blogger, volunteer, and photographer. PH Digital aids Greater Indiana with its rebranding and marketing efforts through social media and other digital platforms.
Quandt Consulting helps local government and not-for-profit organizations get the funding needed to move their projects forward. Quandt Consulting aids Greater Indiana in writing grant proposals for its members pursuing funding for alternative fuel transportation projects.
Knowing how to grow an organization is hard. A clear marketing strategy, effectively executed, brings the clarity, the momentum, and the results needed to move forward. MRKTNG Colab is a virtual marketing team that serves small- to medium-sized organizations by cutting through the clutter in order to obtain their goals. MRKTNG Colab is pleased to serve Greater Indiana through marketing research, branding, and strategic marketing consulting. MRKTNG Colab assists Greater Indiana with their rebranding and marketing strategy by creating the new organization logo, website, marketing materials, and developing the coalition messages and services that give value to its stakeholders.
London Witte & Company, LLP is a leading certified public accounting and consulting firm dedicated to helping clients maximize their full potential. London Witte aids Greater Indiana with the management of accounts, creation of annual budgets, and payroll processing.