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.

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John Phillips
President, Phillips Energy
(804) 642-2166

John Phillips is Co-owner and President of Phillips Energy, Inc. and JCB Transport, Inc. John oversees all fuel delivery operations and new products and services. He has over 25 years experience in the fuels industry. His expertise includes extensive work with conventional as well as alternative fuels delivery and refueling infrastructure. He has assisted multiple municipalities and private fleets through the transition process from conventional to alternative fuels. His vision for the future allowed Phillips Energy to be one of the first companies in Virginia to offer three different alternative fuels in one retail location. John was educated at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, Va and is a Class A Contractor in the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Vice President
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Manager of Market Development, Virginia Natural Gas
(757) 466-5444

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.


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Paul Stacharczyk
Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, TFC Recycling
(757) 274-3915

 Mr. Paul Stacharczyk joined TFC Recycling in June 2008 as Vice President, Operations. In July 2011, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President and as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in February 2012. Mr. Stacharczyk is an active member of the company’s Corporate Management and responsible for the overall management of the company’s hauling and processing operations. Mr. Stacharczyk has over 30 years of experience in solid waste management services.  Before joining the company, Mr. Stacharczyk held positions in operations management with Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (AW) and Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI). Mr. Stacharczyk managed operating locations with over 100 commercial and residential collection routes, multiple recycling and processing facilities and was involved in the start-up of numerous municipal waste and recycling programs. Mr. Stacharczyk is a graduate of Daemen College (Amherst, New York), and holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences; and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Youngstown State University (Youngstown, Ohio). In addition, he holds a certification in Lean Six Sigma Quality Process Management and is a current candidate for his Juris Doctorate (JD) at Concord Law School, Kaplan University. 



David Robinson
Creative Director, Birch Studio
(434) 977-3903

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.



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Energy & Solid Waste Management, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
(757) 508-2096



Ben Delp
Director of Research Development & Promotion, James Madison University
(540) 568-1661

Benjamin T. Delp is the Director of Research Development and Promotion at James Madison University. In this capacity, he leverages the resources of the university to identify research and scholarship opportunities for JMU faculty and students, while cultivating strategic alliances with government, university, and private sector partners. Mr. Delp plays a key role in the marketing and promotion of JMU research capabilities and projects, along with supporting the Intelligence Analysis degree program through lectures and student mentorship.

Mr. Delp serves on the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Summit (COVITS) Advisory Board, volunteers on the Harrisonburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee, and leads an annual Thanksgiving food drive in support of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. He is a graduate of James Madison University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as an Honors Scholar, and Master of Public Administration as a Fellow with the Institute for Infrastructure and Information Assurance.






Nick D’Andrea
Director of Public Affairs, United Parcel Service

As UPS Air Group Director of State Government Affairs, Nick D’Andrea has responsibility for public policy that affects all UPS entities in Kentucky, including UPS Airlines and Worldport. He also advocates for issues related to UPS’s alternative fuels and sustainability strategy.

Nick joined UPS in 2013 and brings a wealth of experience in government relations and public affairs to his role. He previously served as Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs for the University of Louisville, where he helped formulate the legislative agenda for the university. Nick also worked as Director of Government Affairs for the state’s Passport Health Plan, where he directed government relations, communications and media relations, focusing on brand and image. Nick has also worked with the American Diabetes Association, Kentucky Representative Anne Northup and the Louisville Metro Council.

A native of Richwood, Ky., Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in law and public policy, and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the University of Louisville. Nick serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Brightside, and Ronald McDonald House Charities Kentuckiana.







Ed Farmer
President, Future Energy
(757) 202-7377

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.





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Fleet Manager, City of Chesapeake
(757) 382-3375

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.





Chelsea Jenkins
Eastern Region Fleet Sales Director, ROUSH CleanTech
(757) 216-1895

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.





Steve McCoy
Blossman Gas
(540) 414-2817

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.





Bill Murray
Director of Public Policy, Dominion

William L. “Bill” Murray is currently managing director of public policy for Dominion, a Fortune 200 energy company doing business throughout the mid- Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest.

He previously worked in the policy office for Governors Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. Prior to working in the Governor’s Office, Dr. Murray was Vice President for Policy at the Virginia Hospital Association and a senior staff member for the Virginia General Assembly.

Dr. Murray holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in public administration and policy from Virginia Tech. He serves on the Board of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Bon Secours Health Source.






Kenneth Newbold, Jr.
Provost and Executive Vice President, Goshen College
(574) 535-7550

Kenneth Newbold previously served as the associate vice provost for Research and Scholarship at JMU. Dr. Newbold focused 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. Dr. Newbold began serving as the provost and executive VP at Goshen College in 2015 and continues to lead day-to-day operations of the college while also continuing to support VCC. His research interests include critical infrastructure protection, homeland security policy, intelligence analysis, and higher education.





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Gary Parker Jr.
Business Development Manager, Mid-Atlantic Region for Clean Energy

Gary Parker Jr. is a Business Development Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region for Clean Energy. Gary oversees natural gas fueling station infrastructure development and fleet vehicle conversions for CNG in the medium & heavy duty vehicle markets.

Gary came to Clean Energy in 2015 with over 13 years’ experience in the construction and project management industry, most recently specializing in design build applications. Gary has lived in the Commonwealth for over 17 years and graduated from Virginia Tech, and earned his MBA in Project Management from Averett University.

Gary lives in Chesapeake with his wife and two children.





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Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving
James Madison’s Montpelier
(603) 581-6818

Tyler Rines is a nonprofit executive ​​with a passion for leveraging the power of philanthropy and civic engagement to change the world. As Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving at James Madison’s Montpelier, Tyler works to develop resources and partnerships that advance the work of Montpelier and its Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution. Tyler considers it a privilege to help donors fund work they love—work that strengthens democracy at home and abroad and allows us to be forward thinking about America’s past. Tyler launched his development career at Virginia Clean Cities in the summer of 2013, making his recent appointment to the Board of Directors a welcome homecoming. He is grateful to again have the opportunity to lend his professional background and interests in fundraising and environmental policy to VCC and the citizens of Virginia. Tyler earned a B.A. in sociology, summa cum laude, from Keene State College, a Master of Public Administration degree from James Madison University, and is actively working toward his Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential.




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 David Shellenberger
Vice President of Power Systems, Carter Machinery


David R. (Dave) Shellenberger is the Vice President of Carter Machinery’s Power Systems Division. Dave received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota and became a Certified Public Accountant. After holding a public accountant position for 5 years, he joined the Caterpillar Dealer in Minneapolis. There he held the position of Corporate Controller before becoming the Vice President of Power Systems. In 2006 Dave joined Carter Machinery as Power Systems Division Manager and was named Vice President in 2015.

The Power Systems Division is responsible for Carter’s OnHighway Truck/Bus, Electric Power, Marine and Gas Compression businesses. In his position, Dave is involved in leading Carter’s efforts with alternative fuels and emission reduction systems.





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Fleet Manager, City of Norfolk
(757) 441- 5700 x230

Mr. Facundo Tassara is the current Fleet Manager for the City of Norfolk and has been in this role since April 2014. Within his first year of being hired, the City of Norfolk fleet was recognized as #66 of the 100 Best Fleets in 2015. Mr. Tassara has previously served as the Fleet Manager for the City of Ormond Beach, Florida, which was also named as one of the 100 Best Fleets in 2013 (#94) and 2014 (#19) . Currently, he serves as the Vice-Chair of the NAFA Government Affairs Committee and is also a member of the Government Fleet Expo Advisory Board. Facundo received his Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of the District of Columbia