The Biodiesel Ambassadors are volunteers who support biodiesel, and use their biodiesel expertise to raise the level of understanding in their communities and nationally.  They come from a wide array of professions, and include fleet managers, academics, government workers, scientists, petroleum distributors and more.  Individuals become ambassadors at the invitation of the National Biodiesel Board, which oversees the organization.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Biodiesel Ambassadors program is to ensure biodiesel’s greatest champions stay informed on biodiesel issues, have the tools they need to succeed in educating others on the benefits of biodiesel, and are given opportunities to spread the word.



Biodiesel Ambassadors

Teresa Alleman
Senior Chemist, Fuels Performance Group
National Renewable Energy Laboratory 
John Benish, Jr.
President and COO
Cook-Illinois Corporation school bus company 
Joe Biluck, Jr. 
Director of Operations and Technology (Retired)
Medford, New Jersey Township Public Schools
Chris Case
National Park Service Facility Manager (Retired)
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Michigan 
Jim Evanoff
National Park Service (Retired)
Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore
Patti Earley
Fleet Fueling Operations Specialist  
Florida Power & Light 
Past President of NAFA Fleet Management Assoc. 

Michael Ferrante
Massachusetts Energy Marketers Association

Timothy Fitzgerald
Fleet Director
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority

Mahanth Joishy
Fleet Superintendent
City of Madison, Wisconsin

Rear Admiral Len Hering Sr. 
U.S. Navy (retired) 

Keith Kerman
Chief Fleet Officer, and Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services
New York City 

Claude Masters
Fleet Manager (Retired) 
Florida Power & Light 
Past President of NAFA Fleet Management Assoc. 

David May
Fleet Manager (Retired) 
Iowa Department of Transportation 

Dr. Robert McCormick
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Angela Tin
Vice President of Environmental Health 
American Lung Association 

Dr. Jon H. Van Gerpen 
Professor, the Assoc. Dean for Research in the College of Engineering, and the Dept. Head of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Retired) 
University of Idaho

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