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2017 has brought many exciting changes for the Middle-West TN Clean Fuels Coalition. After months of searching, Alexa Voytek came on board as the Coalition’s new coordinator in February (time flies!). She will help manage the coalition as part of her role in TDEC in the State Energy Office. Alexa has already contributed so much and we are so excited to keep gaining momentum!

Middle-West TN Clean FuelsAlexa Voytek is a Grants Program Manager for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs and, as of February 2017, is the coordinator for the Middle-West Tennessee Clean Cities coalition. Voytek 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 and Middle-West TN Clean Fuels, 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.

We also elected new Board officers for MWTCF this spring. This Board is full of enthusiasm to propel the MWTCF into its best, most successful years yet! The new officers are:

Chair/President: Robert Cheney, Waste Management

Vice Chair: Debbie Henry, the TMA Group

Treasurer: Rick Warren, Ferrellgas

Secretary: Gail Bost, American Lung Association Tennessee

Please join us in welcoming this accomplished and dedicated group of people to the leadership team at TNCleanFuels!