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John Bonitz
Clean Transportation Specialist

John joined the clean transportation program at the Center in 2017. His environmental career began as an award-winning solid waste and recycling manager at UNC-Greensboro. Masters studies in climate policy took him to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), where he analyzed cost-effective renewable energy technologies. At RAFI-USA, his work in sustainable agriculture addressed the challenges of financing farm ventures. During seven years with a non-profit energy advocacy organization he worked to promote sustainability in bioenergy. More recently, John has worked as consultant to non-profits and businesses interested in sustainable bioenergy and carbon negative pathways. He currently serves on his Town Board of Commissioners.

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Heather Brutz
Clean Transportation Specialist

Heather Brutz joined the Center in 2015 after receiving her MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Previously, she lived in Washington, DC, where she worked at Transportation for America, a coalition dedicated to promoting a smarter, safer, cleaner transportation system at the federal level. Heather also worked for Clean Energy Works, a coalition of groups dedicated to promoting comprehensive clean energy and climate policies at the federal level.  Email: hmbrutz@ncsu.edu