Elliott Benson
General Motors
District Manager – Commercial

Elliott Benson has worked at General Motors for more than 26 years. Currently he is based in Atlanta and supports Chevrolet and GMC dealerships across Georgia that are focused on supporting fleet and commercial customers. He promotes the use of alternative fuel vehicle solutions such as GM’s fully integrated, factory installed systems. Elliott believes the keys to developing sustainable transportation are energy alternatives and advanced technologies that help reduce dependency on petroleum, improve fuel economy, and reduce emissions. GM strives to lead in delivering new fuel-saving technologies in cars and trucks that customers want to buy and can afford.

Elliott holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a M.S. degree in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Elliott has served on the board of Clean Cities–Georgia since 2012.

Jim Bigelow
Cox Enterprises
Director, Enterprise Fleet

Jim Bigelow is the Director of Fleet at Cox Enterprises where he oversees a fleet of 13,000 vehicles. Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a leading communications, media and automotive services company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Jim is very active with Cox Conserves and in 2014 Jim was nominated by Green Fleet as a Sustainability All-star for innovative accomplishments in Green Fleet Sustainability and efforts reducing emissions and fuel consumption.

He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and while serving in the U.S. Navy Jim obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

Jim became involved with the coalition in 2015.

Michael G Britt Sr.
Director of Maintenance and Engineering – International Operations

Michael Britt has spent 27 years at UPS. He has worked in different capacities spending time in operations, industrial engineering and automotive engineering. Presently, he manages maintenance and engineering for all international operations and continues to manage fleet sustainability issues in the U.S. Michael has led efforts in alternative fuel projects and technology development for the domestic fleet and recently for the international fleet. These projects include compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, propane, electric technology, hydrogen fuel cells, and hybrid vehicle development including both hybrid electric and hydraulic hybrid technologies.

Michael holds a B.S. degree in Automotive Technology and a M.B.A. in Management.

Michael has been a member of the board since June 2010. He represents UPS, one of the original members of the Coalition since its designation.

Patsy Brownson
UCB, Inc.
Manager, Fleet, Relocation, and Travel

Patsy Brownson has been in fleet management since 1976. She retired from Cox Enterprises, Inc., a leading multi media company and operator of automobile auctions, based in Atlanta, Georgia in 2008 and later started at UCB, Inc. a bio-pharmaceutical company.

Patsy has worked with EPA and DOE on clean air and energy issues and served on a presidential task force that inspired the Clean Cities program. Patsy is the current treasurer of Clean Cities-Georgia.

William Cook
Georgia Environmental Protection Division
Solid Waste Program Manager

William Cook is the Solid Waste Program Manager in the Land Protection Branch. Before joining the Solid Waste Management Program, William served as the Engines and Fuels Unit Manger in the Mobile and Area Sources Program in the Air Protection Branch of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. While working in the Mobile and Area Sources Program, his primary responsibilities focused on the implementation of the Georgia Diesel Emission Reduction Program, which includes compliance with emission standards, retrofits, and idling reduction; the Georgia Low RVP and Sulfur Gasoline Rule; Gasoline Vapor Recovery; Clean Fueled Fleets Program; and Alternative Fuels.

William graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

William serves as the Chairman for Clean Cities–Georgia. He became involved with the coalition in late 1993 just after its designation as a Clean Cities coalition. William was voted as Chairman in 2002 and currently serves in this role. He also served as co-coordinator from January 2002 to March 2009. EPD supports the purchase and use of clean alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). AFVs reduce emissions and many the alternative fuels are nontoxic and dissipate without affecting the soil or ground water.

Rodney Dill
Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia
Director of Member Services & Communications

Rodney Dill serves as the Director of Member Services and Communications for the Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia. The Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia is a natural gas joint action agency and meets the natural gas supply needs of 79 municipally-owned natural gas distribution systems in five states. Rodney has been with the Gas Authority for 22 years and is responsible for business and market development services for Gas Authority Members located in the southern region. Services include assisting Gas Authority Member cities with CNG municipal fleet planning and CNG station development.

In addition, he has served in several gas industry capacities with the American Public Gas Association (APGA), APGA Research Foundation, Southern Gas Association, Gas Technology Institute, and is current Chairman and Executive Director of the recently formed Natural Gas Association of Georgia.

Rodney received a BBA in Management from the University of West Georgia and a MBA with a concentration in Finance from Mercer University, and is a Registered Commercial Gas Consultant through the Gas Technology Institute (GTI).

Rodney joined the Clean Cities–Georgia Board in 2015.

Ben Echols
Georgia Power Company
Program Manager for Electric Transportation

Ben Echols is the Program Manager for Electric Transportation at Georgia Power Company, a Southern Company. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has been working in electric transportation activities since 1997 and managing the program since 2005. Ben is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing the corporate strategy related to electric transportation. Ben is constantly engaged with other utilities, auto & battery manufacturers, and research/policy organizations throughout North America representing both Georgia Power and Southern Company. Responsibilities also include the development of public infrastructure to support EV charging, as well as identifying the opportunities and challenges of how electric vehicles will interact with and leverage other distributed generation technologies. He promotes business solutions that will benefit customers so that they can receive economic, efficiency, and environmental benefits by using electricity as their transportation fuel of choice.

Ben received a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University.

Ben has served on the board of Clean Cities-Atlanta representing Georgia Power for over 10 years. He fully supports the use of all alternative fuels and the mission of the Clean Cities organization.

Dale Fambrough
City of Atlanta
Director, Office of Fleet Services

Dale Fambrough is the Director for the Office of Fleet Services for the City of Atlanta. He has been in Transportation and Fleet maintenance industry for over 31 years.   He retired from the United States Army in 2004 as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 after 20 years of service. He has worked for FedEx Ground managing facilities and equipment throughout the United States and Canada, and served as the Director of Transportation for the School District of Palm Beach County before relocating to Atlanta.

Dale has a Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Resource Management from Troy University.

Dale has been a Clean Cities Board Member since 2014. He committed to serving and supporting the coalition’s goal to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector and moving to more modern alternative fuel models and principles.

Stefan Freeman
Coca-Cola Refreshments
Vice President of Fleet Operations

Stefan Freeman joined Coca-Cola in May of 2010 as the Regional Vice President of Manufacturing in the West Region, which is comprised of seven manufacturing facilities servicing the US, Australia and Korea. As VP of Fleet Operations, Stefan has responsibility for the strategic direction and deployment of 53K fleet assets with focus on “Route to Market” solutions that are adaptable for future growth and demand across Coca-Cola Refreshments. This includes technologies that deliver improved customer service and warehouse operations.

Prior to joining CCR, Stefan was the Director of Sales Operations at Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPSG) with responsibility for optimization and consolidation of distribution facilities and deployment of SAP for warehouse operations. Stefan has held various roles within supply the supply chain and has 26 years of experience in the food and beverage industry in manufacturing, engineering, distribution and transportation.

Stefan holds a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University.

Stefan joined the Clean Cities-Georgia Board in March of 2014.

James Harris
Blossman Gas, Inc
Regional Vice President

James has spent 19 years in the propane industry working in various capacities. Currently he manages the operations in Georgia, Florida, western North Carolina, northwest South Carolina and sections of Tennessee for Blossman Gas, Inc. Blossman is the founder of Alliance AutoGas, which is the industry leader in bringing propane AutoGas solutions to many parts of the United States and Canada. Currently, Alliance AutoGas has 64 partners in the United States and Canada.

He holds a B.A. in History from the University of South Carolina.

He has been on the Board since 2012 representing the Georgia Propane Gas Association to help promote the use of propane autogas in the State of Georgia.

Billy Malone
DeKalb County
Associate Director Sanitation

Billy Malone presently serves as the Director for DeKalb County Sanitation. Billy has nearly 40 years of experience in managing solid waste facilities for both the public and private sectors. Billy championed the first Renewable Electrical Energy Project for Southern Company in 2004 and the Landfill Gas to Renewable Natural Gas and a Public CNG Fueling Facility under a DOE Petroleum Reduction Grant from the Department of Energy in 2009. In 2012 DeKalb County became the first landfill in North America to make electricity, pipeline renewable natural gas and fueling CNG vehicles at one location from landfill gas.

Billy is a graduate of Clayton College.

Billy has been a member of the Clean Cities–Georgia Board since August 2009.

Andrea Schroer
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
State Energy Program Manager

In 2008, Andrea began working with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority in the Center of Innovation for Energy tasked with promoting the use and production of renewable energy and alternative fuels in Georgia. Andrea joined the Energy Resources Division in 2009 as the State Energy Project Manager leading the efforts behind the Governor’s Energy Challenge advocating energy efficiency. She managed $26,000,000 dollars in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded projects, including the local government energy efficiency conservation block grants, the state ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program and the         residential on-bill financing programs. Prior to joining GEFA, Andrea worked in the telecommunications industry, serving in various management roles in network engineering and network planning divisions. Andrea earned a B.S. in Communications Systems Management from Ohio University and an M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management from the American Military University. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Building Operator Certification (BOC®).

Andrea joined the board in the summer of 2015. She worked closely with Clean Cities-Georgia during the development and launch of Charge Georgia, a statewide incentive program that increased electric vehicle charging infrastructure 18 percent.

Ian Skelton
Atlanta Gas Light
Director, Natural Gas Vehicles

Ian Skelton started working for Atlanta Gas Light in Augusta, GA in March of 1987 and held several positions including Division Industrial Engineer and later transferred to Atlanta as Manager of Major Accounts.  He was promoted to Director, Natural Gas Vehicles in April 2011.

As Director of Natural Gas Vehicles, Ian works with policy makers, local governments, and fleet operators to encourage the development of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) programs and fueling infrastructure.   Ian is also responsible for AGL’s CNG maintenance program and leads a team of seven technicians based in Atlanta who maintain CNG stations for fleet customers.

Ian graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA in 1987 with a Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering Technology.  He joined Clean Cities-Georgia in 2009 so Atlanta Gas Light can support the coalition’s objectives by increasing the use of clean, domestic natural gas as a transportation fuel.