Contact our Teams

The DRIVE Electric USA program is large, spanning 14 states (and adding more!) that are part of the planning and programmatic work. Get in touch with our programmatic or administrative team members from each state to learn more about this groundbreaking project.

Program Teams

Lead entity – Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition (ACFC)
  • Mark Bentley, Director
  • Michael Staley, President
  • Shannon Tillman, Chief Operating Officer
Mark Bentley

Mark Bentley

Michael Staley

Michael Staley

Shannon Tillman

Shannon Tillman

Lead Coalition – Valley of the Sun CCC
  • Don Covert – Coordinator
Don Covert

Don Covert

Lead entity – Drive Clean Colorado
  • Julia Davila, Drive Electric Colorado Initiative Leader
  • Bonnie Trowbridge, Executive Director
  • Kristi Mladenovic, Business Manager
Julia Davila

Julia Davila

Bonnie Trowbridge

Bonnie Trowbridge

Kristi Mladenovic

Kristi Mladenovic

Lead Coalition – Greater Washington Region CCC
  • Antoine Thompson, Coordinator
  • Laurel Mack-Wilson, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Antoine Thompson

Antoine Thompson

Laurel Mack-Wilson

Laurel Mack-Wilson

Lead Organization – Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida 
Jonathan Overly

Colleen Kettles

Lead Coalition – Clean Cities-Georgia (CC-GA)
  • Sumner Pomeroy, Co-Coordinator
  • Frank Morris, Executive Director
  • Samantha Pettigrew, Program Manager
Summer Pomeroy

Summer Pomeroy

Frank Morris

Frank Morris

Samantha Pettigrew

Samantha Pettigrew

Lead Coalition – Drive Clean Indiana (SSCS)
Carl Lisek

Carl Lisek

Lead Coalition – Kansas City Regional Clean Cities (KCRCC)

Taylor Corn

Djessicka Saintil

Lead Coalition – Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF)
  • Ann Vail, Executive Director
  • Shawn Redding, Drive Electric Louisiana Coordinator
  • Stephanie Keen, Member Services

Ann Vail

Shawn Redding

Stephanie Keen

Lead Coalition – Maine Clean Communities

Sara Mills-Knapp

Jon Gagne

Lead Coalition – ALA / Minnesota CCC
Lisa Thurstin

Lisa Thurstin

Lead Coalition – Yellowstone-Teton CCC

Jesse Therien

Lead Coalition – St. Louis Clean Cities (SLCC)
Other Participants:
Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Kevin Herdler

Kevin Herdler

Chuck Feinberg

Chuck Feinberg

Caroline McCallum

Caroline McCallum

  • Barry Carr, Director ECC
  • Veronica Cason, Program Manager

Other Participants:

  • Joy Gardner, Executive Director – Empire Clean Cities
  • Zanasia Graham, Mission Electric Coordinator – Empire Clean Cities

Barry Carr

Veronica Cason

Joy Gardner

Lead Coalition – Triangle Clean Cities (TCC)

Other Participants:

Annie Lee

Lead Coalition – Clean Fuels Ohio (CFO)
Jacob Schwemlein

Jacob (Jake) Schwemlein

Lead Coalition – Central OK Clean Cities

Eric Pollard

Lead Coalition – Eastern PA – Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT) 

Other Participants:

Jonathan Overly

Tony Bandiero

Rick Price

Lead entity – East River Electric Power Coop., Inc.
Chris Studer

Chris Studer

Lead Coalition – East Tennessee Clean Fuels (ETCF)
  • Jonathan Overly, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jennifer Kidd, Senior Project Manager
  • Danniel J. F. Siksay, Project Manager & Chief of Staff
  • Valerie Farmer, Project Assistant
Jonathan Overly

Jonathan Overly

Jennifer Kidd

Danniel Siksay

Valerie Farmer

Lead Coalition – Utah Clean Cities (UCC)
Jonathan Overly

Tammie Bostick

Kelly Barrett

Anna Cook

Lead Coalition – Virginia Clean Cities (VCC)
  • Matt Wade, Deputy Director
  • Bruce Vlk, Program Coordinator
  • John Maiorana, Program Coordinator
Matthew Wade

Matt Wade

Bruce Vik

Bruce Vlk

Lead Entity – Wisconsin Clean Cities (WCC)
Lead Coalition – Yellowstone-Teton CCC
Alicia Cox

Alicia Cox

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Administrative Team

Jonathan Overly
Jonathan OverlyTNCleanFuels
Jonathan Overly has spent 20 years building partnerships towards implementing cleaner-fuel projects and programs. While Tennessee is his primary focus, multi-state collaboratives are of unique interest to Jonathan as they provide opportunities to make a larger difference.
Eleanor Jersild
Eleanor JersildClean Fuels Ohio
Eleanor Jersild is the Senior Manager of Compliance and Operations at Clean Fuels Ohio, and is the administrative lead for the DEUSA1 project. She coordinates all aspects of the contracts and reporting with the remaining 12 partner states.
Daniel J. F. Siksay
Daniel J. F. SiksayTNCleanFuels
Daniel is an experienced rhetorician who has successfully applied a critical thinking mindset to create an extensive skillset including business management, digital media coordination, and public outreach.
Valerie Farmer
Valerie FarmerTNCleanFuels
Valerie is an intern at ETCleanfuels. She has worked on multiple projects since her start at the coalition and has recently become the “webmaster” of the DEUSA site.
Jacob Schwemlein
Jacob SchwemleinClean Fuels Ohio
Jacob Schwemlein is the director of Drive Electric Ohio and participates in DEUSA project management with the leadership team.
Darcy Ayers
Darcy AyersEast Tennessee Clean Fuels
Darcy Ayers is a Project Manager at ETCleanFuels. She is the administrative lead for the DEUSA2 Project.
Sam Spofforth
Sam SpofforthClean Fuels Ohio (formerly)
Sam Spofforth served as the Executive Director of Clean Fuels Ohio from 2002 until 2021 when he left to join NREL. Spofforth was part of the original team (with Overly) that developed the DEUSA project idea and was a programmatic lead until his departure.

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