Julio G. Macedo
Julio has over 30 years of experience in high level executive positions and held numerous Board of Director seats. Along with Metro Energy Partners, which he formed to be the Capital Partner for “green” energy companies, he has served on the Board of Directors for energy companies. In addition, he is the Managing Partner of Macedo Partners, a private real estate investment entity for land and commercial real estate properties. He is presently on the Board of Directors at Western Developments and Cantamar Housing. He is the past President of both of these organizations.
Mr. Macedo has spearheaded numerous planned project developments ranging from the ground up. He has been involved in re-zoning of land parcels, applying for conditional use permits (CUP), hiring the necessary engineering and architectural consultants, and appearing at public hearings. Mr. Macedo has served several times in the capacity as President and a Board Member to various profit and non-profit organizations. Mr. Macedo also served in the US Army.
Jeff has dedicated the past 10 years to business development for a number of start-up companies. His interest in the area of Natural Gas was provoked by a chance moment when he was called upon to research a foreign electronics part which, as it was explained to him, was also being used in the conversion of vehicles to operate on natural gas in Turkey. Having just purchased gasoline that morning at over $4 per gallon, Jeff developed a passion for understanding alternative fuel and became the head of Business Development for Wise Gas, Inc. Jeff focuses on negotiating strategic partnerships with entities ranging from natural gas providers to equipment manufacturers and contractors.
He has served as Chairman of the Development Committee for the Gold Coast Clean Cities Coalition, recruiting new members within the local alternative fuel industry and keeping the community momentum strong. Jeff was an early contributor to the Pickens Plan and currently served as the State of Florida Pickens Plan Leader. Jeff served on the Advisory Board of the 2009 and 2010 Living Green Fair and has spoken publically for dozens of venues with topics ranging from alternative fuel programs to energy independence and security. Jeff is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Economics and a former President of the Sigma Chi fraternity chapter at TAMU.