Sam Spofforth

Executive Director

Sam Spofforth has served as Executive Director of Columbus-based Clean Fuels Ohio since the organization’s founding in 2002. Under Spofforth’s leadership, Clean Fuels Ohio has become Ohio’s go-to resource for cleaner fuels, vehicles, and energy-saving transportation technologies, as well as a national leader and model among the 87 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities coalitions based on its capacity, strength and innovative approaches to petroleum reduction and transportation sustainability.

Spofforth was named the U.S. Department of Energy’s national Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year in 2007 and Midwest Clean Cities Coordinator of the Year in 2004. He was an original inductee to the Clean Cities Hall of Fame in 2011. Spofforth serves as President of Transportation Energy Partners, a national non-profit that serves as an umbrella organization for many of the nation’s non-profit based Clean Cities coalitions and presents the annual Energy Independence Days in Washington, DC. Spofforth earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.