On June 30th, Stacy Neef retired after 16 years as the Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance (formerly Central Texas Clean Cities) Executive Director. While Stacy will be available to work with LSCFA on special assignments, she will be spending more time riding her horses in competitions, with her grandchildren and traveling.
The “new” Lone Star Clean Fuels Alliance team consists of Elizabeth Munger, Executive Director and Judy Fort, Financial Manager.
Elizabeth began in the Alt Fuels area when she became the first Coordinator of the Laredo Clean Cities Coalition in 1995. Her career in the Alt Fuels industry continued as she worked on a DOE Clean Corridor project for the CLEAN Air Force, and worked for a nationally known AFV consulting firm in Texas and California. In 2001, she started The Green Group. As managing director, she has worked on a variety of projects including a 15 year stint for a major auto manufacturer selling natural gas vehicles to fleet customers as well as marketing electric and hydrogen vehicles. Additionally she has assisted utilities, industry organizations and individual clients with business development and marketing research for a variety of products, services and concepts. She has a BS in business from Roger Williams College and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island.
Judy signed on as Finance Director with Lone Star Clean Fuels in early 2016. Her role has steadily increased to include not only financial management but budgeting, grant management and reporting, and multiple administrative tasks designed to strengthen and formalize the Coalition. Judy has extensive experience in economic development, business development, nonprofits, financial management, customer service, marketing, training and outreach gained through her career working for the State of Texas. Following her time with the State she has provided financial and business development services to small businesses and nonprofits including QuickBooks setup and website/brochure design and photography. She holds a BBA in International Business and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a certificate from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
With Board of Directors support, both Judy and Elizabeth are getting to know existing members and stakeholders, developing a wider membership and partner base, holding stakeholder meetings and other networking events and identifying potential projects and funding sources for the Coalition.