Our Team

Learn more about our talented team at Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels and how they’re contributing to our clean cities coalition.

about middle west tennessee clean fuels


I started playing the violin at the age of five. Currently, I play in two Brazilian bands in and around Nashville: Choro Nashville and Samba Nashville.

Alexa Voytek

Coordinator / alexa.voytek [at] tn.gov / 615-532-0238

Alexa Voytek is the Coordinator for the Middle-West Tennessee Clean Cities Coalition as well as a Program Manager / Energy Analyst for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs. Alexa provides support for various grant programs, energy efficiency and sustainable transportation initiatives, and external communications efforts. In her role as Clean Cities coordinator, she seeks to encourage local fleets to adopt alternative fuel vehicles and advanced vehicle technologies in order to reduce petroleum dependence and improve air quality.

Prior to joining TDEC, Voytek interned with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development and the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. Most recently, she served as Assistant Account Executive for New York City-based public relations firm Ketchum, Inc., where she was assigned to energy and technology related projects. She holds an M.A. from Columbia University in Russian, Eastern European, Balkan, and Eurasian Studies and graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History and Russian Language/Area Studies.


  • Learning new things

  • Brazilian choro music, Appalachian old-time music, bluegrass

  • Chekhov

  • Australian and Argentinian merlots

  • Traveling the world


  • Cold showers

  • Yogurt

  • Sharks

  • Pollution

  • Sunburns

Board of Directors & Advisors


President – Robert Cheney

Vice President – Debbie Henry, The Transportation Management Association (TMA)

Secretary – Gail Frost, American Lung Association in Tennessee

Treasurer – Rick Warren, FerrellGas


Chip Gifford / Eddie Davidson, Piedmont Natural Gas

Mick Henderson, Commonwealth Agri-Energy

Tim Rayburn, UPS

Alexa Voytek (nonvoting, ex officio)

Jonathan Overly (nonvoting, ex officio)


East Tennessee Clean Fuels serves the 48 counties in the eastern half of the state. We work closely with        Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels to provide services to our partners in these counties and beyond.


Clean Cities coalitions that desire official recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy must complete          a stringent process, gather partner support, and complete a detailed program plan. The coalition                    became an official participant in the DOE Clean Cities program on October 13, 2004.

Awards & Recognition

      2015 – Most Diverse Growth of Alternative Fuels & Technologies, Awarded by DOE Clean Cities