The Virginia Clean Cities nonprofit is served by a dedicated and skilled Board of Directors from all areas of the Commonwealth. The board has oversight over the general organizational structure of Virginia Clean Cities and is made up of stakeholders in good standing who have made significant contributions to the Clean Cities effort in Virginia.
Managing Member, Warren Energy, LLC.
Mr. John Warren is a Private Consultant working as Warren Energy, LLC. His company provides regulatory, government relations, market, and business development services in the alternative energy industry. His specialty is alternative fuels, providing industry related expertise and working with federal agencies on regulatory approvals that enhance company profitability. Mr. Warren has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1987) from Virginia Tech, a Diploma in Energy Management from North Carolina State University/Virginia Tech (1993), and an M.S. in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University (2000). As Director of Project Development and Government Relations with Osage Bio Energy from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Warren worked to expedite plant development, direct permit and compliance activities, fulfill renewable fuel producer requirements, and establish industry and government relationships. From April 2001 to 2008, Mr. Warren served as the State Energy Office Director in the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. In this position, he directed the Division of Energy as the designated U.S. DOE State Energy Office, administered DOE’s State Energy Program, directed federal grants, and developed programs supporting deployment of new energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies in Virginia.
Patrick Cushing Esq.
Government Affairs Director, Williams Mullen
Patrick Cushing is a Government Affairs Director at Williams Mullen where he provides government relations and lobbying services for several statewide associations and large corporations. Prior to joining Williams Mullen Mr. Cushing served as the Vice President of Government Relations at the Alliance Group, providing a wide range of government relations, public relations, marketing and business development services. Mr. Cushing earned his undergraduate degree from James Madison University with double majors in Integrated Science and Technology and Political Science and his juris doctor from Roger Williams University School. After law school Mr. Cushing served for five years as a staff attorney at the Virginia General Assembly and has extensive experience in developing legislation and policy priorities in the fields of alcohol beverage control, information technology, economic development, energy, biotechnology, and other science and technology related fields.
Project Manager, Luck Stone Corporation
Mark serves in a project manager role for Luck Stone in the Operational Support business unit. He has 17 years of experience in the aggregates business serving in roles in the finance and operations side of the business. He has experience in grant administration related to diesel emissions reduction related to off-highway equipment, and enjoys driving his hybrid car around town – when his wife is not using it!
Energy & Solid Waste Management, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
Fleet Manager, City of Chesapeake
George Hrichak also serves on the York County Board of Supervisors as the representative for District 4 and is the past Chairman of the Board. George retired after serving 20 years with the US Army as an aircraft maintenance officer. He
has a Bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology. George has been actively involved with Clean Cities since 1997. In 2011, George received approval to begin transitioning his fleet of 53 diesel-powered solid waste trucks to CNG and to build a CNG fueling station for both public and private use.
Eastern Region Fleet Sales Director, ROUSH CleanTech
Before joining ROUSH CleanTech, Chelsea Jenkins served for two years as the Virginia Clean Cities executive director and four years as a program coordinator. Chelsea joined ROUSH CleanTech in October 2011 and currently works with East Coast-based public fleets, propane companies and school districts to market Roush CleanTech’s liquid propane autogas technology. She is a graduate of James Madison University’s Integrated Science and Technology Program with a triple concentration in energy, environment and transportation.
President, Phillips Energy
President, Future Energy
Ed recently formed Future Energy, LLC to assist in the development of the alternative fuels infrastructure as it relates to the transportation sector and energy production. Future Energy will partner with private businesses, public companies, municipalities and government agencies to create opportunities where communities can easily access alternative fuels, whether it be natural gas/biogas, propane, electric, etc.
For the past 10 years, Ed was part of the corporate staff for TFC Recycling as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Ed was responsible for the overall growth and branding of the company. TFC was also the first private recycling/refuse company in Virginia to convert to CNG vehicles, have a CNG compliant shop with certified mechanics, and create a CNG training program.
Before joining TFC in 2003, Ed started in the recycling/refuse industry with Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) /Allied Waste back in 1993. Ed held various sales management and business development roles during his tenure.
Ed grew up in the alternative fuel industry. His family started a propane company in 1950 and he has had family active in the industry for over 60 continuous years.
Steve McCoy has been in the various management capacities of propane industry for over 28 and has owned and managed his own propane company for approximately 12 years. Throughout his career, he has utilized both on-road and off-road propane-powered vehicles and equipment. Recently, while employed by Alliance AutoGas, he worked closely with Virginia Clean Cities in the submission of the Southeast Propane Corridor Development Project. His current employer, Propane Taxi, utilizes over 75% of propane powered vehicles in its delivery fleet.
Creative Director, Birch Studio
David founded Birch Studio in Charlottesville in 1996 and serves as Creative Director. In this capacity, he has overseen the branding and marketing of many small and mid-sized businesses in a variety of industries. He has trained and worked with numerous creative and technical staff since hiring Birch Studio’s first employee in 1999. David launched Flux Report, a periodical that presents data from the alternative fuels sector (biodiesel, ethanol, propane, etc.) and presents them in a visually-appealing format. Flux Report has been adopted by several Clean Cities Coalitions and is currently distributed to over 15,000 readers. David lives in Charlottesville with his wife and son, loves camping, mountain biking and hang gliding, and serves on the boards of Virginia Clean Cities, Mill Creek South HOA and Court Square Condo Association. He is an advisor to RideForward at UVa. He earned a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Maryland.
Kenneth Newbold, Jr.
Director of Research Development & Director of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, James Madison University
Kenneth Newbold identifies and pursues new opportunities to expand James Madison University’s role in energy and environmental research. Mr. Newbold focuses on coordinating faculty expertise at JMU across the academic disciplines to pursue research and service projects and develop partnerships. He has facilitated grant and contracts totaling $6,550,000 focused on alternative energy research and also serves as the coordinator of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium Center for Wind Energy. His research interests include critical infrastructure protection, homeland security policy, intelligence analysis, and higher education.
Manager of Market Development, Virginia Natural Gas
Tom Rumely is the Manager of Market Development for Virginia Natural Gas and has been in this role since January 2010. He is responsible for Sales and Marketing to VNG’s Industrial, Commercial and Residential customers in the territory VNG serves. Prior to that, Rumely was responsible for distribution operations, field service and meter reading in the Southern Division of VNG which covers Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk. He has worked for 31 years in the utility industry in sales, customer service, field service and human resources. He has been with VNG since 2005.
Business Development Manager, Clean Energy
Jim Norris is a Business Development Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region for Clean Energy. Jim oversees natural gas fueling station infrastructure development and fleet vehicle conversions for CNG in the light and medium-duty vehicle markets. Jim came to Clean Energy in 2010 with over 25 years’ experience in the airport and aviation industry, most recently specializing in airport real estate development. Jim has lived in the Commonwealth for nearly 30 years and currently serves as Chair of the Environmental Committee for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jim is a graduate of the University of Maryland and lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and son.