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Fuel Freedom Foundation

December 10, 2013 08:00 ET

Fuel Freedom Foundation Appoints Ilana Meirovitch as Chief Operations Officer

Ilana Meirovitch Joins Fuel Freedom Foundation's National Effort to Give Americans Choice at the Pump

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - Fuel Freedom Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reduce the cost of driving your existing car or truck by opening the market to cheaper fuel choices at the pump, has announced that Ilana Meirovitch will be its new Chief Operating Officer.

Meirovitch comes to Fuel Freedom with over 20 years of operational leadership experience with Deloitte, one of the world's leading consulting organizations. Her experience at Deloitte spanned all disciplines of the organization and her high-level strategic operational experience, combined with her down-to-earth practical business skills, will help drive the foundation toward its goal of creating open competition in the transportation fuel market.

"Ilana's exceptional experience, great character and enormous enthusiasm for our mission will be instrumental in our efforts to promote the development of cheaper, cleaner, American-made fuels," said Joseph Cannon, CEO of Fuel Freedom Foundation. "Her reputation for executing complex projects and delivering sustainable results, while gaining alignment among multiple stakeholders, will be an asset to the Fuel Freedom Foundation."

Fuel Freedom Foundation is working to open the fuel market to competition by providing choice at the pump. Achieving fuel freedom means accelerated economic growth, greater energy security, reduced air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved health for Americans. The introduction of replacement fuels will provide a big financial break for people, without increased government spending.

Meirovitch began her career as a tax advisor in the Orange County practice at Deloitte and, over the years, supported firm leadership in various national roles such as Chief of Staff to the regional managing partner, Director of Finance and ultimately the National Director of Operations in the firm's US Talent (HR) organization. While there, she led teams both in the U.S. and India, overseeing the organization's budget, business processes, technology solutions and the development of its off-shoring activities. Meirovitch has an MBA degree from the University of California in Los Angeles.

"Creating choice at the pump will usher in an era of economic growth fueled by innovation in the transportation sector, areas that are very near and dear to me," said Meirovitch. "By removing barriers to competition, we can see ethanol, methanol, natural gas, electricity and gasoline compete on equal footing at the pump. I am excited to be a part of the movement to help Americans choose cheaper, cleaner and American made fuels."

About Fuel Freedom: The Fuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking our oil addiction by enabling the transportation fuels market to open so our cars and trucks can run on cheaper, cleaner, healthier American replacement fuels. The Fuel Freedom campaign aims to remove barriers to competition so that natural gas, methanol, ethanol and electricity can compete on equal footing with gasoline at the pump and at the dealership. Achieving Fuel Freedom will lower fuel prices, create jobs, spur economic growth, reduce pollution, and improve national and global security. For more information visit us at www.fuelfreedom.org.

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