The IACT Team

Since our founding in 1994, we’ve thrived through the efforts and contributions our stakeholders. Our highly dedicated and devoted team members enable us to win awardssustain growth, and continually reach success in Illinois. We have team members from corporations, small businesses, government agencies and commercial and municipal fleets.

John Walton

John Walton

Chair | Advance Fueling Consultants
After obtaining a college degree in radio, TV and film John was A.V. Director for a school district. John went to Saudi Arabia to start up media facilities as well as produce and direct video for the Saudi Navy. Back in the United States John started his own computer company, ran a non-profit media company and then his own media production company.
Samantha Bingham

Samantha Bingham

Coordinator & Treasurer | Chicago Department of Transportation
As the Clean Transportation Program Director for the City of Chicago’s Department of Transportation, Samantha is responsible for developing and implementing policies, programs and projects that reduce emissions from the transportation sector and assist in achieving the City's sustainability goals.
Angela Tin

Angela Tin

Co-Coordinator | American Lung Association
Angela Tin is an Environmental and Regulatory Compliance professional with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and a Master’s Degree in Cell Biology. She has worked for over 20 years for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, in managerial and policy levels in the Bureaus of Air, Land, and Water.
Marcy Rood

Marcy Rood

Secretary | Argonne National Laboratory
Marcy Rood worked for Clean Cities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in Washington, D.C., from 1995 to 2008. She currently manages an Argonne National Laboratory team of experts supporting DOE’s Technology Integration program and the Clean Cities Network in a number of areas
Les Faul

Les Faul

Vice Chair | ComEd
"To provide cleaner, greener power to our fleet, Commonwealth Edison turned to B20 biodiesel and hybrid technology around 2014. Today we operate one of the largest private fleets of biodiesel vehicles in the U.S. and consume more than 1.2 million gallons of B20 annually. On top of that, alternative fuel vehicles now represent 70% of our total fleet." - Les Faul, Manager of Fleet Services
Chris Lyon

Chris Lyon

Fleet Representative | National Truck Equipment Association
Christopher Lyon started his career with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, where he was ultimately responsible for all vehicle and equipment purchasing for the district’s diverse fleet. He promoted the alternative fuel movement through active involvement with the Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation.
Tom Thompson

Tom Thompson

Fleet Representative
I have been in the Automobile business sector for over 40 years. Previously I was in charge of the fleet department at the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. It is the first and largest forest preserve system in the nation with over 70,000 acres.
Matthew Carr

Matthew Carr

Technology Representative | Navistar
I am a dynamic business professional with a history of outstanding sales, marketing, and business development achievements with primary expertise in the automotive and trucking industry. As a manager I have successful leadership skills specializing in enhancing corporate culture.
Cynthia Maves

Cynthia Maves

Technology Representative | Lordstown Motors
Cynthia Maves has promoted clean transportation solutions and sustainability for more than ten years. She is regional sales manager for Lordstown Motors. Prior to joining Lordstown Motors, Cynthia was the EV business development manager for Nissan North America.
John Schwab

John Schwab

Technology Representative | Dual Fuel Systems / Diversified Fleet Services
John Schwab is a valued member of the IACT Executive Board. He has worked with Dual Fuel Systems and Diversified Fleet Services in the past. Thank you for your work with our coalition!
Erica Tsypin

Erica Tsypin

At-Large Member | Rivian
A seasoned and passionate electric vehicle (EV) advocate and leader, Erica Tsypin joined Rivian in Oct 2021 as the Sr. Manager of Customer Success and Strategic Program Management, where she will lead key fleet relationships, cross functional engagement, and oversee major initiatives such as the EDV roll-out for Amazon. Prior to Rivian, Erica worked at Exelon, North America’s largest clean energy company, where she held many roles that advanced Exelon’s fleet electrification efforts and clean transportation strategies.
Darwin Burkhart

Darwin Burkhart

Board Member Emeritus
Program manager for grant programs involving cleaner vehicles, off-road equipment, engines, and fuels.
Doug Dittrich

Doug Dittrich

Board Member Emeritus
After graduating from General Motors Institute, I spent my entire career focused on customer satisfaction, regardless of the assignment or endeavour. Since 1990, as the GM Fleet Account Executive, I was responsible for promoting /selling the benefits and attributes for the diverse product portfolio of General Motors' vehicles to Chicago.
Tony Lindsay

Tony Lindsay

Board Member Emeritus | Gas Technology Institute
Mr. Lindsay is Managing Director of the Energy Delivery Group at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) where he oversees the organization’s research and development activities for technology concepts, products and services focused on ensuring a safe and reliable energy delivery infrastructure.
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Rich Moore

Board Member Emeritus
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Dean Alonistiotis

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Dean currently serves as Chief of Staff for MWRD Commissioner Kim du Buclet. Dean is responsible for the crafting and implementation of the office's community and external engagement efforts for collaboration with public and private stakeholders across Cook County. He has worked in both the public and nonprofit sector during his career in a wide range of positions focusing on community engagement and government relations.
Ted Barnes

Ted Barnes

Gas Technology Institute
Mr. Barnes is the Director of the Transportation and Advanced Energy Systems Group at GTI which is performing R&D on over 50 projects across a broad spectrum in the transportation and advanced fuels sectors.
Ken Crowley

Ken Crowley

Village of Oak Park
Ken has 30 years of experience in fleet services with the Village of Oak Park, IL. After 25 years as a fleet technician, he has been serving as Superintendent of Fleet Services for the past 5 years where he is responsible for 250 pieces of equipment.
Rich DeBoer

Rich DeBoer

Ozinga
Rich DeBoer has 44 years of experience working in fleet management and fleet maintenance. In 2011, he began working with heavy duty alternative fueled vehicles, primarily compressed natural gas vehicles. Rich is now building and maintaining a network of compressed natural gas fueling stations.
Eleftheria Kontou

Eleftheria Kontou

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Eleftheria (Ria) Kontou is an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on sustainable electrified transportation systems planning. Dr. Kontou has received grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Illinois Department of Transportation to study electric vehicle charging infrastructure siting and management.
Tim Milburn

Tim Milburn

Green Ways 2Go
Mr. Milburn brings more than 30 years of technical, business and consulting experience in the public and private sectors, including a range of positions: P&L responsibilities for multi-million-dollar global energy company (ABB), engineering management, process and product development consulting and, since 2011, he owns and operates a consulting partnership in clean transportation, with a focus on advising public and private entities on transportation electrification and other alternative fuel applications.
Caroline Quazzo-Elnick

Caroline Quazzo-Elnick

Proterra
Caroline Quazzo-Elnick leads software customer success at Proterra, an electric transit bus and battery manufacturer. Her role supports Proterra’s SaaS offering, Valence, which allows fleets to capture and track data on vehicles and chargers to increase efficiency and manage charging costs.
Mark Ritzman

Mark Ritzman

Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd.
As an avid outdoorsmen, Mark’s interest in IACT stems from his desire to preserve and protect our natural resources through a combination of simple and technological solutions. Upon graduating from law school, Mark worked in the Legal Department of Broadwind Energy, a publicly traded company (BWEN) focused on wind energy development. Mark currently represents dozens of units of local government in the Chicagoland area and his legal practice focuses on municipal and local government law, corporate law, non-profit corporate law, and real estate as the head of the firm’s real estate practice. He also represents start-up companies in the green energy and technology space.
Marc Rowe

Marc Rowe

Trillium
Marc Rowe has been the Sr. Manager of Business Development with Trillium since 2014. In Marc’s role, he is responsible for developing and executing the overall market development strategy for Trillium’s business lines in the Midwest. Responsibilities include fuel sales to Trillium’s national fuel network, as well as custom fueling solutions and complimentary products/services for Trillium’s clients across the alternative fuels spectrum.
Maggie Daly Skogsbakken

Maggie Daly Skogsbakken

Pace Bus
Maggie Daly Skogsbakken is the Chief Communications Officer at Pace Suburban Bus, where she manages public relations, executive and internal communications, and social media. She also served as the Project Manager for Pace’s new website and is a member of Pace’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Lynn Stafford

Lynn Stafford

STAG USA / Heartland Fleet Solutions
Heartland Fleet Solutions partners with Municipalities and Commercial Fleets to optimize energy security through Alternative Fuel Solutions, Idle Fuel Management Systems and Pyrolysis, (Plastics to Oil) technologies.
Adam Wilkum

Adam Wilkum

ROUSH CleanTech
Adam Wilkum is a Business Development Manager for ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology. He works with fleets in both the United States and Canada, focusing on the growth of alternative fuel school and paratransit bus markets.
Bob Wisz

Bob Wisz

CNG Calumet
Bob Wisz serves as a steering committee member for IACT. He is also the president of his organization, CNG Calumet, which is “the only CNG station in the South Suburbs.” You can learn more about CNG Calumet here.
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Tara Brooks

Project Manager
Tara Brooks graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Science, a concentration in Sustainable Energy, and a minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Eastern Connecticut State University. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's in Public Health with a focus on Environmental Health and a GIS Graduate Certificate from the University of Illinois at Springfield. As a Specialist, Clean Air Initiatives with the American Lung Association, she supports air quality programs, typically with a focus on the transportation sector. Tara also serves as a Project Manager for Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation, the organization formerly known as Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition. Her professional experience includes conducting spatial analyses using a geographic information system, grant writing, energy benchmarking, and qualitative and quantitative research.
Bethany Kraseman

Bethany Kraseman

Project Manager & Membership Inquiries
Bethany has served as Project Manager for Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation since 2011. She collaborates in event planning, manages the Coalition’s membership drive, and collects and reports data for the quarterly regional Alternative Fuel Price Report. Additionally, she keeps our stakeholders informed with weekly industry and coalition news e-blasts.
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Linden O'Brien-Williams

Social Media Manager
Joy Piazza

Joy Piazza

Industry and Community Relations
Joy Piazza helps IL ACT is an industry and community relations professional with a Ph.D. in corporate, government, and grassroots sustainability communication, a Master’s Degree in organizational communication, and a Bachelor’s degree in environmental law and communication. Dr. Piazza has over 20 years of experience in commercial and nonprofit leadership, management, and consultative roles.

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IACT, formerly known as Chicago Area Clean Cities, is a voluntary, locally based coalition dedicated to reducing emissions from the transportation sector.

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