Our Leaders

Susan M. Shifflett has worked in the Clean Fuel markets for more than 25 years.  Currently, Mrs. Shifflett serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Hydrogen Alliance. 

Previously, she served as President of the Texas Clean Fuels Alliance, formerly the Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance.  Ms. Shifflett focused on developing new and expanding natural gas transportation markets and refueling stations in the State of Texas using industry initiatives, government programs, energy education and community relations.  She worked closely with her Alliance members to craft and promote natural gas legislation in Austin and Washington DC.

Her company, S3 Services provides safety training, permitting assistance, and grant writing to private and public companies making the switch to cleaner sustainable fuels. 

Additional work experience includes marketing coordinator for the  Alternative Fuels Research and Education Division at the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Dallas Fort Worth Clean Cities Coordinator for the North Central Texas Council of Governments. 

She holds a BS and MS in Environmental Science from Texas Christian University.  She currently resides in Burton, Texas with her husband, Ron.

Susan M. Shifflett, Executive Director

After a long 40-plus year career in engineering, R&D, government policy and trade association representation at Deere & Co., Saab-Scania of America, General Motors, American Honda Motor Company and Toyota Motor North America, David Raney retired in June 2020 and immediately began to build the foundation of a much needed Texas industry-based non-profit 501(c)(6) trade association, the Texas Hydrogen Alliance.  It was formalized in October 2021.  Since its founding, the Alliance has grown its Membership ranging from industry giants in the energy sector to start-ups in the hydrogen space, all focused on various aspects of the hydrogen economy.   It’s Advisory Council is a Who’s-Who in the hydrogen space.  After only one and a half years since its founding, the Alliance was successful in the passage of two bills focused solely on hydrogen policy and incentives development in the 2023 session of the Texas State Legislature and signed by the Governor.  Raney has laid the foundation for future success and Membership growth and pursuit of the Alliance’s key purposes which are duplicated here from its By-Laws.

To enhance and broaden the understanding in a broad set of stakeholders in Texas of the merits and opportunities for hydrogen and advocate for effective policy for market growth in production, distribution, storage, use and export for the purpose of lowering emissions, increasing economic growth, and creating new jobs in Texas.  To foster and promote the common business interests of the Alliance members.

David is finally and formally retiring and assuming the role of Founder – Executive Director Emeritus, leaving the Alliance in good hands and with a new and more effective leadership, organizational and management structure.  He plans to stay fully engaged with the Board of Directors and as a Member of the Alliance’s Advisory Council.  The Texas Hydrogen Alliance has truly evolved to being the “go-to” voice in Texas if there are questions about the hydrogen economy from an industry perspective.

David Raney, Founder

Our Mission

Driving the Hydrogen Revolution

Pioneering the charge towards a sustainable future, our initiatives seamlessly integrate cutting-edge technology with eco-conscious practices to propel the widespread adoption of hydrogen as a cornerstone of clean energy.

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