Alexa Voytek is an Energy Programs Administrator for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) Office of Energy Programs, which provides education, outreach, technical assistance, and/or funding and financing opportunities related to energy efficiency; energy management; renewable energy; energy security planning, preparedness, and response; and energy in transportation (alternative fuels and sustainable transportation options).
Alexa serves as the Principal Investigator for the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program in Tennessee, oversees TDEC’s sustainable transportation and alternative fuels programming, and assists with the administration of the State of Tennessee’s initial allocation under the Volkswagen Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust. Alexa also serves as the Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Middle-West Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition, through which she acts as a technical resource for fleets and individuals evaluating alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies. Alexa serves on the leadership team for the National Association of State Energy Officials' Transportation Committee and is an Advisory Group member for the National Association of State Energy Officials' Energy Technology Innovation Project.
She serves as the Governor’s designee to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Regional Energy Resource Council, which provides guidance on how TVA manages its energy resources against competing objectives and values. Prior to joining TDEC, Alexa interned with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development and the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. Alexa holds an M.A. from Columbia University in Russian, Eastern European, Balkan, and Eurasian Studies and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University, with a B.A. in History and Russian Language / Area Studies.