Southeast Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo

Meet our Speakers!

Below are bios for some of the many speakers that will be at the conference. Get to know them!

Keynote Speaker: Thursday Luncheon
Jim Motavalli, Transportation Author

Jim Motavalli writes on transportation and environmental related topics for a variety of media including The New York Times, National Public Radio’s Car Talk and PluginCars.com. He is author or editor of seven books, including "Forward Drive: The Race to Build Clean Cars for the Future" and "Feeling the Heat: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Climate Change." His book, "High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug in the Auto Industry," was published by Rodale in 2012. He is also a contributor to the Audubon, and Success magazines, Environmental Defense Fund publications, and to the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In addition to Motavalli hosts a radio program on WPKN-FM in Connecticut, and lectures widely.

Keynote Speaker: Friday Luncheon
General Duncan McNabb - Former Commander, United States Transportation Command

Gen. Duncan J. McNabb is the former commander, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense (DOD). Gen McNabb had command over $56B in strategic transportation assets, 150,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and civilians, and a worldwide command and control network. He also served as DOD’s Distribution Process Owner, overseeing DOD’s end to end supply chain, transportation and distribution to our forces worldwide.

Gen. McNabb graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1974. A command pilot, he amassed more than 5,600 flying hours in transport and rotary wing aircraft and held command and staff positions at squadron, group, wing, major command and Department of Defense levels.

In his most recent assignments, General McNabb served as the USAF Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs and had responsibility for all Air Force Programs and over $500B in funding over the five year defense plan (FYDP). He then served as Director for Logistics on the Joint Staff and was responsible for operational logistics and strategic mobility support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense. He then commanded the USAF Air Mobility Command and led 134,000 airmen in providing rapid global mobility, aerial refueling, special airlift and aeromedical evacuation for America’s armed forces. Before his final command at USTRANSCOM, Gen. McNabb served as the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.





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There are many opportunities available to become involved in the Conference and Expo, please visit our sponsors and expo pages details or contact Marcy Bauer at 919-515-0277.







Alliance Autogas
Duke Energy
Novozymes
Piedmont Natural Gas
PSNC Energy
Renewable Energy Group
ROUSH CleanTech
Thomas Built Buses
Volvo Group North America



Cummins Westport
National Biodiesel Board
NC DENR Division of Air Quality
Nuovo Energy Solutions
VIA Motors
Waste Management