Clean Fuels Ohio, a Columbus-based 501(c)3 nonprofit and the designated Clean Cities Coalition for the state of Ohio, announced on Thursday that Phil La Susa has been appointed as Executive Director of the organization. Phil will guide the nonprofit in its mission to improve air quality, health, reduce environmental pollution, and strengthen Ohio’s economy by increasing the use of cleaner, domestic fuels, and energy-saving vehicles.

Phil is a Vice President of Strategic Growth & Client Engagement for TRC Companies, Inc., a global consulting, engineering, and construction management firm that provides technology-enabled solutions to the power, oil, gas, utility, environmental, and infrastructure markets. Phil’s network and experience in the energy industry will be a valuable addition to Clean Fuels Ohio’s work with diverse stakeholders in the fuels, energy, and transportation industry.

Previous engagements have taken Phil globally to work and consult on energy and environmental related projects. His technical background consists of experience within asset integrity, corrosion, environmental sustainability, water quality, and technology integration. Additional experience includes organizational integration and development, growth, and cultural transformation. Phil is active in industry organizations nationwide as a member, company representative, committee member, and board member. Phil serves as a senior advisor for Prince Pipeline Integrity, ITS Environmental, and Southeastern Equipment Company. Additionally, he currently serves as a board member for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and New Vision Dance Company.

In accepting this position, Phil offered the following statement, “Fuel technologies have a role to play as the energy transition moves to a net zero environment while continuing to meet energy demand in a safe, reliable, and sustainable way. I look forward to working with the Clean Fuels Ohio team and stakeholders in the public and private sectors to advance our journey to a clean, sustainable, and inclusive energy future.”

“In Phil, I am confident that we have selected an executive leader that is well versed in the industry and has a proven ability to further develop the Clean Fuels Ohio organization.,” stated Thea Ewing, Board President.

Phil received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Otterbein University in Westerville, and currently resides in Westerville, OH.

About Clean Fuels Ohio

Officially designated in 2002, Clean Fuels Ohio is the official Clean Cities Coalition for the entire state of Ohio and takes pride in serving 12 million Ohioans every day by providing a cleaner environment and more prosperous economy. Through its consulting program, policy program, Drive Electric Ohio program, and federally funded projects, Clean Fuels Ohio has been the state’s clean transportation advocate for the past 20 years. In the last decade, Clean Fuels Ohio has achieved just shy of reducing one million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, cut the use of approximately 300 million gallons of gasoline, and certified 111 green fleets in the state. To learn more about the organization and its work, visit