Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Staff

Richard Price, Executive Director

Richard Price is the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities and has been involved with the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities for almost 15 years. He has served as coalition coordinator, president, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for five years. He retired from the U.S. Department of Energy in 2007 after 37 years of service. Mr. Price was the Organizational Property Management Officer for the National Energy Technology Laboratory for 20 years, during which his duties included serving as the Motor Vehicle Manager of a fleet of 82 vehicles. He was instrumental in bringing alternative fueled vehicles and infrastructure to the lab and won an award for small fleets from the DOE in 2005.


Kristen Sabol, Program Assistant

Kristen Sabol is the PRCC Program Assistant. Kristen brings over 15 years of experience in the technology sector as a communications strategist, media consultant, events planner and change agent working for internationally recognized clientele spanning early stage startups, Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, and academic institutions. Prior to joining PRCC, she worked as a consultant for the Eaton Corporation and the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Resource Centers Network advocating for projects in renewable energy and personal robotics. For four years, she served as the Communications Director of the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on driving the adoption of highly disruptive innovations through socially relevant brand building, content development and community engagement.


Alecsandra Steele, Program Assistant

Alecsandra Steele is joining the Clean Cities team to assist with their marketing and social media outreach efforts. She recently moved to Pittsburgh from Massachusetts after finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental and Political Sciences, concentrating in Public Policy. Since 2018, she has been working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries, specifically in marketing, sales, and public relations. After managing the marketing department at a solar energy installer in New England, Ms. Steele began building her own small marketing firm, offering consulting and creative services to organizations all over the country. She is also an active community organizer, advocating for environmental and social justice in every place she calls home.



Jeff Twardy, Webmaster/IT Services

Jeff Twardy manages the PRCC website, email distributions, Twitter, and Facebook feeds. He is a graduate of Duquesne University and has over 25 years experience in the Information Technology field.