FLORIDA SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION & TECHNOLOGY 2023 EXPO
FLORIDA SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION & TECHNOLOGY 2023 EXPO

Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
Invites you to attend

Expo Attendee Registration Required.

February 1-2, 2023
Hosted at
Florida Solar Energy Center | Cocoa, Florida

The Florida Sustainable Transportation & Technology Expo’s goal is to bring stakeholders together
to discuss the latest technologies available to fleet managers.

For more information contact Elizabeth Myron or Doug Kettles

Presented by

Event Sponsor

Thank you to our lunch and refreshment sponsors

SPONSORS

Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition (CFLCCC) would like to offer you the opportunity to partner with us and sponsor this event. Your sponsorship will help inform participants and provide exposure for your company to a gathering of your customers and stakeholders. The target audience includes fleet managers, consultants, vendors, governmental administrators, transportation planners and commercial vendors.

We have a number of sponsorship levels that we feel will fit your budget. While there are limited sponsorships available, we do look forward to you securing your level today and supporting CFLCCC at the expo. Please review the sponsorship opportunities below and contact Elizabeth Myron or Doug Kettles for further details.

Event Sponsor – (Filled)

  • Prominent partnership recognition on expo registration website
  • Recognition on agenda and with audience
  • Prime vehicle or visitor center display location
  • Three complimentary attendee registrations
  • $5000

Box Lunch Sponsor – (Filled)

  • Recognition on expo registration website
  • Recognition on agenda and with audience
  • Prime vehicle or visitor center display location
  • Two complimentary attendee registrations
  • $3000

Refreshment Sponsor – (Filled)

  • Recognition on expo registration website
  • Recognition on agenda and with audience
  • Prime vehicle or visitor center display location
  • Two complimentary attendee registrations
  • $1500

Vehicle Display Sponsor – (Fourteen Available)

  • Large paved parking lot
  • Easy access for all size vehicles
  • Well-lit and visible location
  • One complimentary attendee registration
  • $500

Visitor Center Display – (Twelve Available)

  • Climate Controlled
  • Attractive interior 10 x 10 display area
  • Located with lunch break area
  • One complimentary attendee registration
  • $500

Visitor Center and Vehicle Display Sponsors

Tuesday | January 31, 2023

1:00 – 5:00 pmExhibitor and Vehicle Move-in

Wednesday | February 1, 2023

8:00 – 8:30 amRegistration and Morning Refreshments
8:30 – 9:00 am

Opening Ceremony
Welcome & Housekeeping
Doug Kettles, Director, Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
Dr. James Fenton, Director, Florida Solar Energy Center

9:00 – 10:00 am

Our Transportation Future
David Dunn, Division Manager, Facilities Management Division, City of Orlando

EXPO EXHIBITS OPEN
Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

10:00 – 10:45 am

Florida’s NEVI Electrification Plan
April Combs, Statewide Planning Coordinator, Office of Policy Planning, Florida Department of Transportation

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

10:45 – 11:00 am

Break in Exhibit Area

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

11:00 – 12:00 pm

Electrification Classroom Session
David Dunn, Division Manager, Facilities Management Division, City of Orlando

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Area

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

1:30 – 2:30 pm

CNG Classroom Session
TBD

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Biofuel Classroom Session
Guilherme Cirino, Industrial/Commercial Manager, Biodiesel Las Americas – BLDA – Producer

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

3:30 – 4:00 pmAfternoon Refreshments
4:00 – 5:00 pm

Propane Classroom Session
Stephen Whaley, Director of Autogas Business Development (Invited)

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

Thursday | February 2, 2023

8:00 – 9:00 amMorning Refreshments
9:00 – 9:30 am

Beginning Transition One Year Later – Ocala’s E-Refuse Fleet
John King, Fleet and Facilities Manager, City of Ocala

EXPO EXHIBITS OPEN
Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

9:30 – 10:30 am

Transitioning To A Future Fleet – Panel
Moderator
David Dunn, Division Manager, Facilities Management Division, City of Orlando
Speaker Panel
April Combs, Statewide Planning Coordinator, Office of Policy Planning, Florida Department of Transportation
Chris Rustman, President, Florida Transportation Systems, Inc. (Invited)
Patty Early, CAFM, Fleet Fuel Operations Manager, Florida Power & Light (Invited)
Peter Westlake, Manager, New Products and Services, Orlando Utilities Commission (Invited)
Jason Gaschel, Project Director, Mobility Solutions, NextEra Energy Resources (Invited)
Doug Kettles, Director, Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

10:30 – 10:45 amBreak: Network with Panelists
10:45 – 11:45 am

Federal Funding Panel – Overview of Latest Funding Announcements
Moderator
Doug Kettles, Director, Central Florida Clean Cities
Speaker Panel
Kelley Smith Burk, Director, Office of Energy, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Invited)
April Combs, Statewide Planning Coordinator, Office of Policy Planning, Florida Department of Transportation
Trevelyn F. Hall, Southeast Regional Manager, Clean Cities (Invited)
Mike Scarpino, Transportation Project Engineer, Department of Transportation (Invited)

Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

11:45 – 12:00 pmBreak: Network with Panelists
12:00 – 1:00 pmClosing Ceremony
Sponsor Recognition
Closing Remarks
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Area

Visit Indoor & Outdoor Exhibits
Visitor Center Exhibits
Vehicle & Equipment Outdoor Displays

3:00 pmExpo Adjourns
3:00 – 5:00 pmExhibitor and Vehicle Move-out

Headshot of April Combs

April Combs
April Combs serves as a Statewide Planning Coordinator in the Office of Policy Planning for the Florida Department of Transportation. In this role she oversees policy and planning for emerging mobility, electric vehicles, and broadband activities. Prior to joining FDOT, April worked for the Florida Office of Energy for 13 years where she on worked policy development and strategic planning activities, including the Florida EV Roadmap. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Florida State University and is currently pursing a Juris Master in Environmental and Land Use form Florida State University College of Law.

Federal Funding Panel – Overview of Latest Funding Announcements
Thursday March 31 – 10:30 to 11:30am

Headshot of Brian Carrol

Brian Carrol
Fleet Manager for The Canaveral Port Authority (26 year)

Brian has spent 17 years in Fleet Management

Brian has been a member of FLAGFA (Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators) for 8 years and currently serves as Secretary of the Board.

Brian also serves on the Board of Directors for the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition, is Vice Chair of the Sunshine State Chapter of NAFA (National Association of Fleet Administrators) and is on the Advisory Board for Brevard County Adult Education Automotive Service Technology program.

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday March 30 – 9:00 to 9:15am

Headshot of Dave Schaller

Dave Schaller
Dave Schaller is the Industry Engagement Director for the NACFE. His responsibilities include interfacing with fleets and suppliers, writing reports, conducting workshops, giving presentations and running social media groups. Dave works closely with the drivers, fleets and sponsors for the Run on Less demonstrations. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Purdue University and an MBA from Ball State University.

As a Navistar employee for 27 years, he held positions in production design, research, program management, dealer sales training, marketing, product line management, and strategic product planning. A marketing role allowed Dave to spend many days in truck stops, fleet offices and dealerships in five countries learning about what the industry desired and why. Dave holds five US patents, has written several SAE papers and numerous NACFE publications.

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is a non-profit group working to double the fuel economy of fleets. They research and publish Confidence Reports and Guidance Documents on over 80 technologies available to the industry. Their “Annual Fleet Fuel Study” reports on industry trends over the past decade and points the way to GHG Phase 2 compliance. Visit www.NACFE.org to see the many items available to keep you on top of the changes.

Alt-Fuel Panel – All Things Considered, What Fuels Will Work Best For You?
Wednesday March 30 – 9:30 to 10:30am

Headshot of David Lawrence Dunn

David Lawrence Dunn
David Dunn is a US Navy Veteran with an Associate of Science degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Divinity degree in Ministry, an International Facility Management Association Certified Facility Manager, an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College, an Adjunct Chaplain for the State of Florida, and a Pastor & Advocate for people diagnosed with mental illness.

In 2006 David left the Aerospace Program after twenty-three years to join the City of Orlando Facilities Management Division. The City of Orlando combined the Fleet & Facilities Management Divisions in 2011 and promoted David to manage the newly combined Fleet & Facilities Management Division.

Due to the dramatic growth of Facilities and Fleet Operations over the past ten years and in preparation of David’s planned 2023 retirement; on June 13, 2021 Jonathan Ford was appointed Fleet Division Manager and David became the Facilities Division Manager again.

Associations
North America Fleet Association (NAFA)
Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators (FLAGFA)
Former Board Member Drive Electric Florida
Former Chairman Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition
Former President of the IFMA Orlando Chapter
Former President of the IFMA Public Sector Facilities Council
IFMA’s Inaugural Member of the Month “May 2015”
Member of IFMA FM Consultants Council
Member of IFMA Public Sector Facilities Council
Member of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
Founding Chair of the USGBC Brevard Branch
Board Member General Motors EV Visioning Board
Adjunct Chaplain State of Florida
Pastor United Christian Faith Ministry

Electrification Classroom Session
Wednesday March 30 – 3:00 to 4:00pm

Alt-Fuel Panel – All Things Considered, What Fuels Will Work Best For You?
Thursday March 31 – 9:30 to 10:30am

Headshot of Doug Kettles

Doug Kettles
Doug is the Director of the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition. Prior to joining the Coalition, Doug spent four years with the Electric Vehicle Transportation Center, a US DOT university research center at the University of Central Florida. Doug retired from Bright House Networks/Time Warner as Director of Network Operations for the largest data and video network in Central Florida; he has several decades of experience in the large-scale deployment of advance telecommunications services. Doug is a member of the Florida Advisory Council on Climate and Energy


Opening Ceremony

Wednesday March 30 – 9:00 to 9:15am

Alt-Fuel Panel – All Things Considered, What Fuels Will Work Best For You?
Thursday March 31 – 9:30 to 10:30am

Federal Funding Panel – Overview of Latest Funding Announcements
Thursday March 31 – 10:30 to 11:30am

Headshot of Harlan Chadbourne

Harland Chadbourne
Harland Chadbourne is Waste Pro USA’s Director of Purchasing and has extensive knowledge of strategic sourcing, contracting, and cost reduction strategies. He has made significant impacts to the sourcing strategies at all organizations that he has worked with.

Formerly he served as the Director of Purchasing with Veolia Environmental Services – Waste to Energy Division and has held various roles with the following companies: Ryder System, NiSource, and Bank One.

Harland has a professional designation as a Certified Purchasing Manager, C.P.M., and a Certified Professional Contracts Management (CPCM). He also has a Six Sigma Green belt and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Florida State University.

Also, Harland has been an active supporter of the Institute of Supply Management local chapters and has served as President, First Vice President, etc. and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Clean Cities Coalition.

Opening Ceremony
Wednesday March 30 – 9:00 to 9:15am

CNG Classroom Session
Wednesday March 30 – 11:00 to 12:00pm

Headshot of James Fenton

James M. Fenton
James M. Fenton is the Director of the University of Central Florida’s FSEC Energy Research Center and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He leads a staff of 60 in the research, development, and education of energy technologies that enhance Florida’s and the nation’s economy and environment. FSEC has six major program areas – solar energy, high performance buildings, electric vehicles, energy storage (flow batteries, hydrogen, vehicle-to-grid), STEM education and workforce training, and energy policy research.


Opening Ceremony

Wednesday March 30 – 9:00 to 9:15am

Headshot of John King

John King
John King has over 30 years of experience in automotive technology and currently serves as the Fleet & Facilities Management Director for the City of Ocala. John directed one of the first electric-powered refuse truck fleets in the country. Before his current role, John served as Marion County Florida Fleet Director where he implemented the opening of Central Florida’s first CNG fuel station.

John’s passion is to implement innovative green business solutions that reduce costs and improve efficiencies. He majored in Performance Development at Northwestern University, has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and is a Master ASE technician.

Beginning Transition – Ocala’s E-Refuse Fleet
Thursday March 31 – 9:00 to 9:30am

Headshot of Jon Scharingson

Jon Scharingson
Jon Scharingson is the Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives for Renewable Energy Group (REG), REG is the nation’s leading producer and marketer of biodiesel selling 649 million gallons of biodiesel, renewable diesel and blends in 2020.

As Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives Scharingson oversees the company’s sales business development activities and is responsible for collaborations and strategic alliances in new market segments.

Prior to joining REG, Mr. Scharingson spent 17 years in the seeds, crop protection and the agriculture biotechnology industries, having worked for Imperial Chemical Industries, AstraZeneca and Syngenta. He held several senior management roles in business strategy, business development and marketing.

Mr. Scharingson has a BBA in Management and an MBA in Marketing from Iowa State University.

Biofuel Classroom Session
Wednesday March 30 – 1:30 to 2:30pm

Alt-Fuel Panel – All Things Considered, What Fuels Will Work Best For You?
Thursday March 31 – 9:30 to 10:30am

Headshot of Kelley Smith Burk

Kelley Smith Burk
Kelley Smith Burk serves as the director for the Office of Energy. Kelley has been with the Florida Office of Energy since 2008 and oversaw the development and administration of over $176 million of federal and state grants to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. Kelley is responsible for leading the Office of Energy as it develops energy policy and implements programs that promote the use of renewable energy, energy efficient technologies, and alternative transportation technologies within the state of Florida.

Prior to joining the department, Kelley worked with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Strategic Projects and Planning as a policy analyst for the Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change. Kelley has also served as the director of Scheduling in the Executive Office of the Governor. Kelley received her bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University and her master’s degree in public policy from Pepperdine University.

Florida’s Alternative Fuel Resiliency Plan
Wednesday March 30 – 9:15 to 9:45am

Federal Funding Panel – Overview of Latest Funding Announcements
Thursday March 31 – 10:30 to 11:30am

Headshot of Paul Strobis

Paul Strobis
Paul is a seasoned public transportation professional with 21 years of experience in providing transportation (services) to persons with disabilities. Paul began his paratransit career in 2001 working for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston, MA and since 2011, Paul has successfully managed Broward’s Paratransit Program. As the most costly form of public transportation Broward provides, Paul has implemented innovative ways to control growth and reduce operating costs. One of the major environmentally friendly, cost-saving measures implemented includes the operation of propane fueled vehicles to deliver his service. Paul is inspired daily by his wife and their three adult children. Paul is an passionate Boston sports fan. In his free time, Paul enjoys coaching youth baseball even though his kids are grown and has recently become an competitive axe thrower.


Propane Classroom Session

Wednesday March 30 – 10:00 to 11:00am

Headshot of Stephen Whaley

Stephen Whaley
Stephen Whaley is the Director of Autogas Business Development for the Propane Education & Research Council. Whaley manages the over-the-road market portfolio for PERC. He is responsible for growing propane autogas market share in on-highway medium- and heavy-duty vehicle markets. He focuses on new product research and development, product launches, maintenance and growth in existing market segments, as well as potential new market development opportunities.

Before joining PERC in January of 2020, Whaley ran his own clean transportation consulting company. His background also includes eastern U.S. regional sales manager for Agility Fuel Solutions where he developed class 7 and 8 vehicle fleet markets for natural gas. Whaley was formerly a director of business development for Roush CleanTech and performed Autogas research and business development for Blossman Propane. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial arts education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University and a master’s degree in industrial education from Clemson University. He has lifetime postsecondary teaching credentials from the State of California.

Propane Classroom Session
Wednesday March 30 – 10:00 to 11:00am

Alt-Fuel Panel – All Things Considered, What Fuels Will Work Best For You?
Thursday March 31 – 9:30 to 10:30am

Headshot of Travis Yeomans

Travis Yeomans
Travis Yeomans, Eastern Region Sales Director of TruStar Energy, one of the nation’s leading developers of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations. Travis leads the TruStar Energy Sales efforts in the Eastern Region by developing transparent, flexible, convenient, and affordable CNG fuel solutions to meet each customer’s specific needs.
Travis Yeomans is a seasoned sales executive with over 17 years of progressively responsible sales leadership and success in developing new business opportunities and value for large and diverse accounts.
Travis graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Economics in 2004. He and his wife Michelle live in the Atlanta suburbs with their two daughters, Devyn (11) and Maizy (9).


CNG Classroom Session

Wednesday March 30 – 11:00 to 12:00pm

Alt-Fuel Panel – All Things Considered, What Fuels Will Work Best For You?
Thursday March 31 – 9:30 to 10:30am

Cocoa Beach Courtyard by Marriott
$183 per night for a standard room
Free parking

Stay: Tuesday, January 31 – Friday, February 3
(Last day to book, January 3, 2023)

Book your group rate for
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Cocoa Beach Marriott Courtyard 3435 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 784-4800
Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach
$183 per night for a standard room
Free parking, breakfast buffet

Stay: Tuesday, January 31 – Thursday, February 2
(Last day to book, January 3, 2023)

Book your group rate for
CENTRAL FLORIDA CLEAN CITIES COALITION
Cocoa Beach Hampton Inn 3425 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
(321) 799-4099
SpringHill Suites
$179 per night

Stay: Tuesday, January 31 – Saturday, February 4
(Last day to book, January 18, 2023)

Book your group rate for
CENTRAL FLORIDA CLEAN CITIES COALITION
SpringHill Suites 655 W Central Blvd, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
(321) 878-3200

Local Attractions

Aerial view of Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral
Aerial view of Cocoa Beach Pier
Cocoa Beach Pier
Rocket Launch at Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center
Downtown Cocoa Village
Cocoa Village