Our Board



HELENA JETTE, BOARD PRESIDENT

Title: Biofuels Director, Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Marketing Council

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board: 2018

Why is the work that Greater Indiana 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 Greater Indiana 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.

 



SCOTT BROWN, VICE PRESIDENT

Title: Operations Director, Brown Equipment Company

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board? 2020

Why is the work that Greater Indiana 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 knowledge that 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.

 



LAUREN CLEMENS, SECRETARY

Title: Assistant Director of Sustainability, City of Bloomington

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board: 2020

Why is the work that Greater Indiana 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’ 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.

 

 



BAILEY S. ARNOLD, BOARD TREASURER

Title: Director, Clean Air Initiatives with the American Lung Association

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board? 2021

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? I firmly believe that the Greater Indiana is providing a better world for current and future generations by increasing the adoption, awareness, and understanding of alternative fuels and technologies. By championing these solutions, Greater Indiana is actively protecting human health, combating climate change, and taking a step toward realizing environmental justice for our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? As a Director, Clean Air Initiatives with the American Lung Association, I focus on projects that provide measurable health and air quality improvements by promoting and implementing renewable energy and transportation technologies, with a heavy focus on the adoption of alternative fuels. I also act as a key contact and resource for industry partners and stakeholders across the United States by sharing the latest information on sustainable transportation and energy solutions, human health, climate change, and social and environmental justice.

 

 


 


GARY PARKER, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Research and Technology Director, Cummins New Power Segment

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board: 2022

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? As my home state where I work and live, I would like to see Indiana positioned as a leading state for a zero emissions future. Cummins is committed to carbon neutrality by 2050, but we cannot do it alone. The work starts now. To get there, we need partners like Greater Indiana to help build momentum towards this future. A future where our children and our children’s children know that we took action against the existential crisis threatening our planet, climate change. Work now in areas such as advancing alternative fuels, workforce development, infrastructure build out, high tech manufacturing, technology corridors, business case development, and end-user incentives can go a long way in positioning our state well for the future.

How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? I am a Research and Technology director in Cummins New Power business. This strategic business unit is focusing on delivering zero emissions technologies such as battery electric powertrains, fuel cell electric powertrains, fuel cells for power generation, and electrolyzers that can produce hydrogen from renewable energy sources. These technologies strongly align to the mission of Greater Indiana. I have worked for Cummins for 25 years and carry broad knowledge in the intersection of technology and markets which Cummins serves. It is my hope that the partnerships with the board, industry, universities, and state government can help us move forward towards a zero emissions future.

 

 




CRIT CRABTREE, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Manager of Facility Operations, Citizens Energy Group

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board: 2020

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? Being in charge of a large utility fleet that includes vehicles and equipment from all aspects , I look forward to being a part of an organization that works diligently to provide alternative and domestic fuels and energy efficient technologies and processes to others.

How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? I am a seasoned Operations Manager with more than 25 years’ experience impacting organizational performance through execution of multimillion-dollar construction operations, financial management, business development, short- and long-term strategic planning, and project management. I take pride in being an effective leader who excels at using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to streamline operations. Citizens Energy Group has partnered with Greater Indiana for several years, during this partnership Greater Indiana has supported our fleet of over 850 assets with our fuel and alternative fuel needs.

 


 


LARRY CAMPBELL, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Director of Fleet Operations, City of Fort Wayne

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board: 2003

Why is the work that Greater Indiana 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 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.

 




CRAIG MOORE, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer RNG, Kinetrex Energy A Kinder Morgan Company

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board: 2018

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? Greater Indiana 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 Greater Indiana board: December 2019

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? Greater Indiana 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 Greater Indiana as a partner in this pursuit is extremely valuable.

 




BRANDON SEITZ, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Director of Government Affairs, NIPSCO

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board? 2019

Why is the work that Greater Indiana 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.

 


 


MORGAN MICKELSON, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Director of the Office of Sustainability, City of Indianapolis

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board: 2021

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? Greater Indiana is playing a critical role in helping organizations throughout Indiana mitigate climate emissions through focus on alternative fuels. I believe the work that GICC is incredibly valuable because they provide support and empower key individuals to make the best decision for their organization and respective goals.

How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? As the Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Indianapolis, I am responsible for improving implementing the City’s first sustainability and resilience plan, Thrive Indianapolis, and one of the overarching goals in the plan is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. We know that a large contributor to our own municipal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is through our municipal fleet of vehicles. This is an exciting opportunity for the City of Indianapolis to work closely with GICC in achieving our goals. I look forward to applying lessons learned through this process to strengthening the mission of Greater Indiana.

 



CRAIG MORRIS, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Energy Services Advisor Sr., Indiana Michigan Power

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board? 2020

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? Having the opportunity to be a Greater Indiana Leader Member sponsor during the last 2 years, I have recognized the tremendous value that Greater Indiana is bringing to the expansion of EV adoption throughout the state of Indiana. Having worked closely with Greater Indiana leadership, I have experienced the partnering approach the organization provides to support customers while they navigate their personal EV journey through education, collaboration and on-site support to ensure success.

How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? As the Energy Services Manager at Indiana Michigan Power, my responsibilities include managing our energy efficiency programs and driving our IMPluggedIn EV strategy with our Residential, Commercial and Industrial customers across our territory. Indiana Michigan Power has worked closely with Greater Indiana to deliver technical, program and corporate resource support to aid in their goals. In my role as a Board Member, I look forward to collaborating with the Greater Indiana Board to continue expanding on these efforts.

 

 



KACEY CRANE, BOARD MEMBER

Title: Executive Director, Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy

Year that you started on the Greater Indiana board? 2021

Why is the work that Greater Indiana does important to you? Transportation affects each and every Hoosier. As policymakers, consumers, and industry navigate the technology transition, Greater Indiana is leading with an “all of the above” approach. I believe the smoothest transitions and best collective decisions occur when stakeholders have all the tools in their toolbox, resulting in better outcomes for everyone.

How does your role further the expertise and mission of Greater Indiana? In my role as the Executive Director of the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy, I spend my time educating Hoosiers on an “all of the above” approach to a reliable, renewable and affordable energy future. Transportation is an important topic as electric vehicles become more accessible to Hoosiers and biofuel research continues to produce innovation in the logistics industry. Prior to my current role, I served as the Legislative Affairs Director for the Indiana Department of Transportation. I hope to advance Greater Indiana by bringing my political and policy knowledge in both energy and transportation to the discussion table.

 


 

 

 

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