HELENA JETTE, BOARD PRESIDENT
Title: Biofuels Director, Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Marketing Council
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2018
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you?: I work with a variety of stakeholders from Indiana corn and soybean farmers/ ethanol producers/fuel retailers/various fuel associations/automakers and racing communities within the ethanol and biodiesel space in efforts to continue driving market development and innovative pathways forward. Having the opportunity to be a board member of GICCC allows our organizations to have a seat at the table amongst other alternative fuels available in the market. In a world of many fuel options I want to make sure that Biofuels are represented as a viable alternative fuel for clean engines, environment and a cost savings to the consumer.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? The Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) is Indiana corn farmers’ marketing arm, and so much more. It’s a statewide organization that serves Indiana corn farmers through checkoff programs that help create demand and broaden markets — opening opportunities down the road and across the globe for Indiana’s corn farmers. ICMC puts the Indiana corn checkoff to work with checkoff investments to further education, promotion and research opportunities to expand market access. The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), recognized by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Agriculture as a Qualified State Soybean Board, is a statewide organization that serves Indiana soybean farmers through checkoff, membership and policy programs. ISA works with two national soybean organizations, United Soybean Board and American Soybean Association, to meet demand, develop new uses for soy products, expand export markets and develop national policy.
KELLY DAVENPORT, BOARD VICE PRESIDENT
Title: Environmental Coordinator, Citizens Energy Group
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2016
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? As a representative of a large fleet utility, I have enjoyed being a part of a organization that works diligently to provide alternative and domestic fuels and energy efficient technologies to others.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? Citizens Energy Group has partnered with GICC for several years, during this partnership GICC has supported our fleet of over 550 units with our fuel and alternative fuel needs.
LAUREN TRAVIS, SECRETARY
Title: Assistant Director of Sustainability, City of Bloomington
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2020
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? My role at the City of Bloomington is to improve sustainability of our operations, as well as build sustainability expertise in our community. Greater Indiana Clean Cities’ work is important to me because this coalition is essential to municipal leaders staying up to date on new technologies, opportunities for fleet improvements, and networking with other cities in Indiana.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? City of Bloomington is committed to greening our operations- one of our contributors to greenhouse gas emissions is through our municipal fleet of vehicles. We are transitioning to low-carbon options for both our pool cars for meetings, as well as those used by various City departments. I look forward to sharing our experiences with the network and learning about the successes of other organizations.
STEVE GREGG, BOARD TREASURER
Title: Area General Manager, Cummins Sales and Service
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2018
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? The work helps coordinate environmental projects with Indiana municipalities and fleets.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? I manage two Cummins facilities repair facilities in Northern Indiana. The role provides an opportunity to discuss environmental compliance with several business segments.
LARRY CAMPBELL, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Director of Fleet Operations, City of Fort Wayne
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2003
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you?: As one of the longest standing board members and supporters for Greater Indiana, I have witnessed the positive impact the organization has had on a variety of entities. Being able to assist cities, schools, companies and other organizations with their alternative fuel and vehicle use, has increased their use in the state of Indiana. Greater Indiana is a proven leader in alternative fuels connecting their members and stakeholders to educational materials, funding opportunities, demonstration events, and facilitated discussions on alternative fuel projects. The work we do is invaluable to the state and its stakeholders.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? I manage the City of Fort Wayne’s fleet with over 2,300 units and over my tenure have been an advocate for positive change. By using different types of fuel and hybrid technologies, we are working towards better environmental practices. We have been fiscally responsible by recouping some of the initial investment using State and federal grants. This benefits local and state governments by educating and improving their environmental practices. Fort Wayne Fleet has been in the top 100 best Government Fleet the past fifteen years since 2005, from number one in 2006 to elite fleet and other different rankings; Named as one of the 100 best green fleets since 2008; Top 20 in Leading Fleets and numerous sustainability recognitions. The City of Fort Wayne has been a long-standing member and supporter of Greater Indiana Clean Cities since it started in 1999. Sharing our experience with other members and stakeholders has been invaluable. Thanks to Greater Indiana’s network and assistance, we have increased our knowledge and alternative fuel use.
DOUG WALCZAK, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Account Manager at DCC Propane – Hicksgas
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2017
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? Here at The Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition we work together with community leaders, different fuel providers, municipalities, business fleets, and Indiana state representatives. We strive to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels using advanced vehicle technologies in the transportation industry. Making the cleaner air of tomorrow a priority for the future.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? As a board member of the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, one of my roles is to educate how propane can save energy and reduce a carbon footprint by using an alternate fuel source. As an Area Account Manager for DCC Propane/Hicksgas, I work with small and big businesses to help assist them in the decision and why an alternate fuel source is right for them. Not only to provide information on how Propane can save on fuel costs but also assist them in providing detailed savings cost information on maintenance. There are different fuels for different applications and part of my job is to help assist them in the decision that is right for them.
CRAIG MOORE, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer, Kinetrex Energy
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2018
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? GICCC is critical to delivering the message that alternative fuels are available, reliable, and cost effective in the state of Indiana
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? At Kinetrex Energy, we work every day to revolutionize the delivery of energy; to make natural gas America’s fuel; and, to lower the cost of business with practical and common-sense environmentalism. LNG and RNG in combination provide the most reliable, cost effective solution in heavy-duty transportation. In fact, liquified renewable natural gas provides fleets a carbon negative footprint that cannot be duplicated.
JORDAN WALLPE, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Midwest Electric Transportation Manager, Duke Energy
Year that you started on the GICCC board: December 2019
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? GICC is vital in the success of rolling out electric vehicle charging infrastructure across Indiana, ultimately increasing statewide EV adoption rates. GICC has important connections with valuable stakeholders to help accomplish this goal.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? Duke Energy is investing in the needed foundational infrastructure for electric vehicles. Having GICC as a partner in this pursuit is extremely valuable.
DAVE ZWIESLER, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Business Development Manager, Direct Energy
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 1999
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition offers an equal opportunity for “all” alternative fuels to take part in reducing the carbon footprint of transportation vehicle fleets, furthering the growth of new technologies, developing the infrastructure for deployment of vehicles, and increasing the training and market awareness of individuals and the general public.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? I am a Business Development Manager for Direct Energy and we supply natural gas and electricity to business and industry. This includes companies that would want to use natural gas or electricity for their vehicle fuel use. We bring a large amount of experience and knowledge to the alternative fuel industry and can work with you specifically to tailor make a plan that fits your strategic profile.
BRANDON SEITZ, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Director of Government Affairs, NIPSCO
Year that you started on the GICCC board? 2019
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? Alternative fuels have and will continue to shape the future of energy use into the future. Greater Indiana leads businesses and citizens to learn more, try alternative fuels and shows the business case for supporting these types of fuel technologies. Greater Indiana helps the environmental goals and economic goals reach a consensus that makes sense for Indiana and America.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? I bring extensive knowledge and experience working with the state legislature and Governor’s office. I assist Greater Indiana with their goals to strengthen relationships with elected officials and discuss important policies that can be implemented at the state and federal level.
MATT MOSIER, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Senior Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of Indianapolis
Year that you started on the GICCC board: 2019
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? Clean Cities are very helpful in providing objective “best practices” for fuel savings and alternative fuel projects. They are always accessible and eager to help which is a big plus.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? As a Senior Manager at the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability (OoS), I have the pleasure of working with stakeholders on a variety of projects that provide economic, environmental, and health benefits to neighborhoods. Currently, through the American Cities Climate Challenge and various partners, I am working on a multi-year electric vehicle adoption plan for central Indiana. The plan includes market research, corporate EV ride and drive events, dealership engagement, marketing materials, and digital/conventional media to educate the public and further EV market transformation. The marketing and educational materials can be used by other cities in Indiana to complement the GICCC mission.
SCOTT BROWN, BOARD MEMBER
Title: Operations Director, Brown Equipment Company
Year that you started on the GICCC board? 2020
Why is the work that GICCC does important to you? I believe that it is important that municipalities and companies are investing in alternative fuel strategies that are beneficial to themselves, the community and the environment. Every community and company is different in figuring out which strategy works best for their situation. Greater Indiana can provide the resources and knowledgethat are required to make an informed decision and also present options/opportunities that a municipality/company may not even have been aware was an option.
How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? As Operations Director for Brown Equipment Company, I help represent manufacturers in the street and sewer maintenance sector. These manufacturers having been pushing the boundaries and, in most instances, are on the leading edges of alternative fuel development in their categories. This includes CNG, Diesel/Electric Hybrid, Battery Electric Vehicle and Hydrogen Fuel Cell.
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