Odyssey 2014 kicked off on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with a panel of representatives from Odyssey partners and sponsors, including keynote speaker U.S. DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar. Other speakers included:
Robert A. Vogel, Superintendent, National Park Service
John O’Donnell, Senior Energy Policy Adviser to U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (WV)
Nancy Bechtol, Director of Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations, Smithsonian Institution
Tucker Perkins, Chief Business Development Officer, Propane Education and Research Council
Ron Flowers, Executive Director, Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition
John O’Donnell, President and CEO, Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association
U.S. DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Reuben Sarkar served as the keynote speaker for the Odyssey 2014 National Kickoff Event. Credit: NAFTC.
Moore explains, “The National Mall is the ideal stage to host the National Kickoff Event. Thousands of consumers and visitors from across the U.S. and around world were able to ask questions about the vehicles on display, including how they work and where they can be purchased.”
The Kickoff served as the heart of the events taking place across America on the same day. The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition served as host for the Kickoff Event.
Ron Flowers, Executive Director, Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition spoke about alternative fuel vehicle initiatives in Washington, D.C. during the National Kickoff Event. Credit: NAFTC