Our Team 2017-02-28T10:53:37+00:00


Ira Dorfman

Executive Director

Ira Screen Shot 2017-02-08 at 12.48.39 PMDorfman, Executive Director and Coordinator of the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, is an internationally recognized expert in energy policy, alternative fuels, environmental transportation policy and international project development. His distinguished career includes positions as Professional Staff Member of the United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee; state government official; food industry trade association executive; and entrepreneur, establishing his own consulting firm, eMobility International.

Dorfman has represented a wide variety of organizations and worked extensively with corporate and municipal fleets in the United States to make them more environmentally conscious. He has collaborated with Anheuser-Busch on its environmental efforts in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, NY to increase its use of natural gas in its delivery truck fleet, and to install particulate traps and other emission controls on its older trucks. He was instrumental in bringing natural gas transit buses to Montgomery County, Maryland, both helping the County find funding sources for the project and working with them to identify available technologies.

Dorfman served as Chairman of the Washington, DC Section of the Society of Automotive Engineers; Chairman of the Energy Users Group, an ad hoc organization of Washington area food and agriculture organizations; and Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition.


Claude Willis

Deputy Director /Project Manager

Claude WililsWillis’ management experiences span more than twenty (20) years in the areas of fleet management and operational support including procurement, performance management and facilities management involving three municipal fleets; labor-management relations; public/private economic development initiatives and; small business management technical assistance. Previous positions include: Deputy Director, DC Office of Business and Economic Development; Administrative Support Officer, DC Fleet Management agency; and Director/Project Manager, South Fairfax Regional Business Partnership, Inc.

He currently serves as GWRCCC’s project manager for the Department of Energy funded northeast and mid-Atlantic electric vehicle infrastructure deployment project. In addition, he previously served as Treasurer of the Washington Area Fleet Administrators, member of National Association of Fleet Administrators, and was selected as a delegate to a White House Conference on Small Business. Willis earned a BS in Business Administration with Honors from Norfolk State University and was awarded a MBA from Columbia University. He completed additional graduate studies in economics and real estate at the University of California, Berkeley.