Alternative Transportation Program Coordinator and Clean Cities Co-Coordinator
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Stephen Russell currently serves as the Alternative Transportation Program coordinator and Clean Cities co-coordinator for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he is responsible for coordinating and promoting the use of alternative vehicles and fuel, and for reducing petroleum usage in the transportation sector. He is developing an electric vehicle infrastructure plan and policy, and is coordinating the installation of charging stations throughout the Commonwealth. Under his direction and guidance, the state was the site of the preview of the Nissan Leaf and the signing of a ground-breaking memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nissan and BMW that commits the state to developing a statewide plan for electric vehicle infrastructure.
Russell has been managing fleets for more than 20 years. While managing the municipal fleet in Keene N.H., he pioneered the use of B-20 biodiesel fleet wide. Prior to Keene, he managed a corporate fleet of more than 2,000 vehicles located at all ends of the United States.
Russell is a graduate of Springfield College with a degree in community leadership and development. He currently sits on the board of directors for the New England Chapter of the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA).