Advisory Council

Liam Leightley SAFER Chairman

Adjunct Professor
Department of Sustainable Biomaterials
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

Sumesh Arora
Director
Strategic Biomass Solutions    Vice President
Innovate Mississippi
Ridgeland, MS
John Clark
Board of Directors
South Carolina Biomass Council
Columbia, SC
Steve Flick
Founder
Show Me Energy Cooperative
Centerview, MO
Timothy D. Hughes
Director
Division of Biofuels
Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence
Frankfort, KY
Gary W. McChesney
Chief Technology Officer
FutureFuel Chemical Company
Batesville, AR
John McMillan
Commissioner
Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries
Montgomery, AL
Timothy Rials
Director
Center for Renewable Carbon
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Timothy J. (Tim) Theiss
Interim Laboratory Relationship Manager; Biomass Program
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Knoxville, TN
Stephen Smith
Executive Director
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Knoxville, TN
Richard P. Vlosky
Director
Louisiana Forest Products Development Center
Baton Rouge, LA
Kelly Zering
Associate Professor
Department of Agriculture & Resource Economics
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Non-Voting Members
John Bonitz
Farm Outreach & Policy Advocacy
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Pittsboro, NC
Glen Zorn
Deputy Commissioner
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
Montgomery, AL