Staff/Leadership

Executive Director

Emily Carpenter has served the coalition since 2012, when she joined the KCFC team as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Workforce Development Program. She began her role as Executive Director January 2018. Through years of dedicated service to KCFC’s goals, she has taken on countless challenges to further fleet environmental sustainability and the advancement of the alternative fuels/advanced transportation technology industry in Kentucky.

Carpenter is based in Louisville. She oversees programs, coordinates projects, and manages the fiscal well-being of the KCFC. Her educational focus was energy and environmental policy. A Kentucky native, Carpenter is a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School with a master’s degree of Diplomacy and International Commerce. Carpenter has experience in energy procurement and market analysis as well as grant writing, program management and project development.

 

Program Manager

Eileen Embry serves as Program Manager of the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition. She joined the coalition through the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Workforce Development Program. Embry earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Informatics from Indiana University. She is now pursing her master’s in Environmental Science and Sustainability. Embry joined the energy industry in 2015. She has experience in volume management and energy procurement. Embry is a resident of Bullitt County. In her role as Program Manager, she will be managing the development of coalition projects, further developing existing programs, and supporting program efforts.

 

Intern

Charlie Roth serves as intern to the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition through the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Workforce Development Program. Roth earned a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton. He is now pursing his master’s in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems through Penn State University. Roth brings great experience in from working with sourcing and procurement while working at General Electric Appliance Park. In his role as intern, he will be doing data analysis and supporting outreach projects and programs.

 

Communications Coordinator

Samantha Davis is the Communications Coordinator for the Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition. She serves in the Kentucky National Guard. Samantha attends the University of Kentucky as a sophomore. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a Minor in Mapping and GIS and a Certificate in Urban and Community Forestry. Samantha is a resident of Jefferson County. In her role, she will be coordinating social media outreach and coalition initiatives.