Peter is currently Fleet Manager for MilliporeSigma – the life science division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. Prior to that he was Fleet Manager at Cushman & Wakefield Services division and Internal Audit Manager at AT&T Capital. Peter is also currently Chair of the NAFA New England Chapter.
Matt Bradley has been with the City of Boston's Central Fleet Management Division since 2011. Matt oversees alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure procurement and deployment for the City's fleet. Matt's other duties include administering the City's vehicle telematics system and operating a vehicle sharing program used by over 400 City of Boston employees.
Since starting at Central Fleet, Matt has been instrumental in introducing EVs into the City fleet and has worked to up-fit existing vehicles with LPG bi-fuel systems and aftermarket hybrid drive-trains. A member of NAFA and the APWA, Matt is currently enrolled as an MBA candidate at Boston University
Involved in the alternative-fuel vehicle industry since 1988, Barry works closely with state and federal governments in support of funding and development programs. Barry volunteers as the Coordinator for Clean Communities of CNY, the US DOE’s Clean Cities Coalition hosted by Syracuse University. He serves on NGV America’s Federal and State Legislative Committee, is vice chair of the Northeast Gas Association, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement award from NGV America; and has been named to the US DOE Clean Cities Hall of Fame.
Fred has been in the Fleet Maintenance industry for over 40 years. He currently works for the City of Framingham as the Director of Fleet, Facilities & Communications for the Department of Public Works. Fred has also been part of AltWheels since its inception. He has enjoyed this connection and has learned a lot while helping with vehicle layout and coordinating between manufacturers and event management. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Association of Fleet Maintenance Supervisors (AFMS).
Director of Fleet, Facilities & Communications, City of Framingham
David Keefe has been the Coordinator of the GRCC since July 2007. Prior to that, he was a member of the Board of Directors from 1996-2007. From 1995 to 2005, he was the Director of Fleet Services for the City of Rochester NY and in that capacity developed a program for AFVs, which included CNG and electric vehicles. He served a total of 33 years in local government service in the Rochester area. including experience in public works, budget and parking system administration. He has extensive experience in strategic planning and quality management.
Ben works with private and public fleets to integrate cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies. Ben leads CALSTART’s work on market acceleration and policy development in the Northeast, including administration of workplace electric vehicle charging and truck voucher incentive programs. Ben also works with regional partners on multi-state, market-driven policy solutions to reduce transportation emissions and elevate advanced technologies.
Prior to joining CALSTART, Ben worked under Mayor Bill de Blasio at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, where he led policy development and implementation activities with City agencies on transportation and energy supply initiatives in pursuit of New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. He also previously worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and was a fellow at NYU School of Law. Ben holds Masters degrees in Public Policy and Energy & Resources from UC-Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Mathematical Economics and Hispanic Literature & Culture.
Before retiring in October 2017, the majority of Morrissey’s 37-year career at Ford Motor Company was spent working with Government and Commercial accounts representing their fleet requirements to Ford for “Win Win” transportation solutions. She helped formulate strategies and assisted a large multinational account in the transition from full-size Econoline Vans to Transit Connects. The greenhouse gases for 4,000 vehicles went from 609 grams per mile to 378. Morrissey worked with Boston area biotechnology companies to move from 6-cylinder offerings to the Ford 4-cylinder EcoBoost offering, saving an average of 4 mpg per sedan/compact SUV. She has participated in every AltWheels event since its inception, highlighting Ford’s sustainability technologies. Morrissey received a BA from UMass Amherst and MBA from Nichols College. Morrissey was awarded the second annual Stephen R. Connors Visionary Award at the 2018 AltWheels Fleet Day.
Charles Myers is the President of the Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition, the fuel cell and hydrogen industry association for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In June 2017, he was given a U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program R &D Award for his leadership and commitment to the advancement of hydrogen and fuel cell infrastructure in the Northeast.
Charles is the Chair of the Massachusetts Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Working Group. He is an original member of H2USA.
Erin Russell-Story is the Clean Cities Regional Manager for the Northeast Region and is the point of contact for Clean Cities coalitions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. She has been at NETL as a Project Officer supporting the Vehicle Technologies Office since 2009. Prior to coming to U.S. DOE, she spent several years as a Clean Cities Coordinator herself. She initiated the Northeast Ohio Clean Cities Coalition in 1997 where she was the coordinator until 2001, and then served as the coordinator for Vermont Clean Cities until 2003. She was honored with the Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year Award that same year and inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2011.
Ms. Russell-Story has spent years in the transportation, energy efficiency and renewable energy fields as an independent contractor, consultant, volunteer and concerned citizen. Erin has supported programs for the former US DOE Northeast Regional Office, the Gas Technology Institute, Renewable Energy Vermont, the Vermont Biofuels Association, and the Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative. Ms. Russell-Story holds a BFA from Ohio University, an MS in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England, and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Transportation and Livable Communities from the University of Washington. She is also a certified PMP.
Clean Cities Regional Manager for the Northeast Region
Mike Scarpino is a Transportation Project Engineer at the US Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, MA. Mike leads inter-agency initiatives supporting fleets and end-users transition to alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies, as well as the development of the supporting fueling infrastructure. His current responsibilities involve providing technical and programmatic support for the Federal Highway Administration and the US Department of Energy for various alternative fuel initiatives and activities, such as FHWA’s Alternative Fuel Corridor Designation Initiative and DOE’s Clean Cities Program. Mike has provided support for the alternative fuels industry through the development of public-private partnerships and projects for 20+ years, while working for DOE and DOT.
Transportation Project Engineer, U.S. Department of Transportation
Abby Swaine works for the US EPA’s New England office on voluntary and regulatory programs to improve freight fuel efficiency. On the voluntary side, Abby promotes EPA’s SmartWay program to help shippers and carriers save fuel and emissions. For EPA’s Ports Initiative, Abby has been working with colleagues on a port-community engagement project in Providence RI. Abby co-chairs both a national EPA Locomotive/Rail Interest Group and the Northeast Diesel Collaborative’s Ports and Freight work groups. On the regulatory side, Abby fields complaints about truck, locomotive and bus idling, and promotes compliance EPA engine rules for locomotives. In her spare time, Abby rounds out her transportation nerd persona by chairing her town’s Public Transportation Advisory Committee.
Jessica Wilcox joined the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services as the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC) Coordinator in September, 2017. GSCCC is a collaboration of over 130 public and private stakeholders from all regions of New Hampshire working to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation.
GSCCC provides alternative fuel- and technology-neutral support to NH fleets and businesses through education and outreach, grants management, and event coordination. The Coalition also provides planning support and technical assistance to NH fleets and businesses that have transitioned or are interested in transitioning to alternative fuels (e.g. propane, natural gas, biodiesel) and/or advanced technology vehicles (e.g. electric, hybrid).
Ms. Wilcox has 18 years of experience in both the automotive industry and non-profit grants management. She holds degrees in early childhood education and broadcast communications.
As Nissan’s local EV advocate, Cornelius helps facilitate adoption of electric vehicles, by the general public, businesses and municipal agencies. His role also supports EV Infrastructure development, to make charging simple and convenient. He works directly with Utilities, large employers and municipalities on Nissan’s Workplace Charging Initiative, to incorporate zero emission EV’s and Charging into their daily operation.
He joined Nissan in 2012, and within a year his largest market, Atlanta, became #1 in America for Nissan LEAF sales. Over that same period, LEAF became the “Best Selling Electric Vehicle” in Automotive History. For more than a decade, Black Enterprise Magazine recognized him among “Americas’ 100 Largest African-American Auto Dealers”.