John Walton

After obtaining a college degree in radio, TV and film, John Walton was audiovisual director for a school district. He went to Saudi Arabia to start up media facilities as well as produce and direct TV for the Saudi Navy. Back in the United States, he started his own computer company, ran a non-profit media company and then his own media production company. Walton then worked for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County as manager of physical plant and fleet. In 2001 he worked with the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition to formulate a plan for the fleet to go to 100 percent alternative fuels and technology, a plan that was approved by the Forest Preserve Commission in 2001. Walton left the Forest Preserve District in September 2009 and joined Advance Fuel Systems Corp. as vice president. He is vice chair of the Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition and is on the steering committee of Partners for Clean Air; the State of Illinois Biofuels Investment and Infrastructure work group; and the Biofuels Utilization Subcommittee.