As Executive Director for the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), Dan Raudebaugh has dedicated the last 24 years to fostering environmental and energy sustainability and creating jobs within US emerging technology sectors. He has developed, secured funding for, and managed a varied portfolio of cost-shared research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects exceeding $450 million. Mr. Raudebaugh leads a staff of experienced engineers and project managers who are committed to improving the efficiency and sustainability of US energy and transportation systems. Under his guidance, CTE has successfully partnered with the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and Federal Railroad Administration, among others.
No other organization or individual in the country has enjoyed such sustained success in integrating the advancements of small, start-up companies into the global energy and transportation technology mainstream. Through his work at CTE, Mr. Raudebaugh ensures that new and promising technologies have the opportunity to flourish through demonstrations and ultimately deployment into the marketplace–thus reducing US dependence on foreign oil, cleaning the air, and helping create US jobs in the critical technology sector. Mr. Raudebaugh and CTE have a long track record of sustained success. Operating as a non-profit organization, CTE does not answer to stockholders and can remain free to independently explore and evaluate the most cutting-edge US technologies for deployment into the marketplace.
In addition to demonstration and deployment projects, Mr. Raudebaugh’s work at CTE has encompassed a wide spectrum of other activities, from University and National Lab sponsored research, to public awareness campaigns, educational programming, marketing research, and commuter behavior studies. He has developed and nurtured many strong, meaningful relationships that allow him to create unique partnerships and innovative teams. Dan’s technical background and strong industry knowledge have positioned him as a sought-after expert in emerging transportation. He served on Georgia’s state energy advisory panel and has testified before the United States Senate, outlining the many ways new energy and transportation technologies can mitigate our country’s dependence on foreign oil.
Mr. Raudebaugh holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.