Plenary Session - Driving the Transition to E-Mobility
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
8:00 am - 9:15 am
Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
Genevieve Cullen has led the Electric Drive Transportation Association, the Washington, DC, based cross-industry trade association promoting the electrification of transportation, as President since 2015. She previously served as Vice President, directing the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts. Prior to joining EDTA, Genevieve provided energy policy counsel in the Executive and Legislative Branches, including serving as energy counsel to two U.S. Senators. In these capacities, she developed and promoted policy solutions in diverse issue areas, including climate change and air quality, transportation emissions, energy efficiency and utility regulation. Genevieve Cullen has substantial experience as an advocate for private sector initiatives, with an emphasis on advanced technology solutions to energy and environmental challenges. A graduate of Washington College of Law and Bucknell University, Genevieve is a member of the District of Columbia bar.
California Air Resources Board
Liane Randolph has spent most of her career in public service, specializing in environmental law and policy, effective administration, and a commitment to transparency and public process. She was appointed Chair of the California Air Resources Board by Governor Gavin Newsom in December 2020. Starting in 2015, Randolph served six years as a Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission and managed numerous decisions on energy efficiency, integrated energy resource planning, and regulation of transportation network companies, as well as spearheading significant Commission policy reforms. Prior to the PUC, Randolph served from 2011 to 2014 as Deputy Secretary and General Counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency, where she worked on a wide variety of legal and policy issues, including work on the Klamath Dam Removal agreement, CEQA guidelines, and the Agency’s first Tribal Consultation Policy. Randolph’s first role with the State was as Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission from 2003 to 2007. Her work at the state level builds on experience with local government that she gained while practicing municipal law as a contract City Attorney for the Cities of San Leandro and Suisun City. Randolph earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, and lives in Oakland with her husband and family. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, running, and reading.
1983 He graduated from University of Tokyo, Master of Engineering 1983~ He started nuclear work in Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station 2002~ He initiated and led the e-Mobility business team 2010 He established CHAdeMO Association 2011~ After Fukushima-Daiich accident, he returned to the Nuclear Department and concentrated in the recovery efforts for seven years as the Chief Nuclear Officer/Managing Executive Officer. 2018 The President of Research Institute of TEPCO HD 2019 President of CHAdeMO Association Chairman of e-Mobility Power Co., Inc. Received CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from Forth Mobility 2021 Fellow of TEPCO Ref. Chapter 10 of the Great Race written by Levi Tillemann
State Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg
Winfried Hermann is the minister of the Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg in the cabinet of Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann since May 2011. Minister Hermann is in charge of topics concerning road engineering, public transport, bicycle traffic, foot traffic, rail traffic, car traffic, air traffic, barge traffic and infrastructure. This also includes air pollution control and the protection of nature against noise. A sustainable new mobility is the guiding principle of the policy of the Ministry of Transport. Human beings, their health and mobility needs, and the environment are always the central focus of all activities. Minister Hermann is also a member of The Green Party and of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg.
Scott Adams is senior vice president, Vehicle Group Global Products for Eaton. In this role, Scott is responsible for leading product development and strategic planning for Eaton’s automotive and commercial vehicle businesses. Scott joined Eaton in 1994 as a project engineering manager in Cleveland, Ohio, and has held numerous positions of increasing scope over his 29-year career with the company. Most recently, he was President, eMobility, where he was responsible for establishing and growing Eaton’s vehicle electrification business. Prior to his role within eMobility, Scott served as senior vice president, Global Product Development, Marketing and Planning, Vehicle Group, Eaton. He has also held roles as Vice President of sales for North America, general manager for the Vehicle Group’s Light Duty Transmission and Off-Highway businesses in Valinhos, Brazil, and led the former Truck Group’s Vehicle Solutions business unit. Scott holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a master's degree in engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. Scott is located in Southfield, Michigan.
Jordan Choby is the Group Vice President, Powertrain for Toyota Motor North America, Research and Development (TMNA R&D). He is responsible for overseeing the development and integration of electrified powertrains, engines, transmissions and more into Toyota’s North American vehicles that include hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles. His team is also actively developing propulsion systems and powertrains for commercial vehicles and energy ecosystem products. Choby began his career at Toyota in 2005, working in various engineering roles between offices in Michigan and California. Prior to his current position, Choby served as Vice President, Powertrain Control & Calibration, TMNA R&D. Choby has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is also an advisory board member of UC-Davis’s International Transportation Studies which focuses on sustainable transportation research.
Glickman started his role at PG&E in May 2021 and is responsible for PG&E's near-term engineering priorities and long-term planning, including oversight of the utility's gas system and electric infrastructure. Glickman brings extensive strategic experience and deep industry expertise to PG&E, having most recently served as a Partner and the Global Head of Utilities and Renewables at Bain & Company. He became a Partner in 2014 and the Global Head of Utilities and Renewables in March 2020. At Bain, his clients included major investor-owned utilities and other industry leaders, with which he worked closely over sustained periods of time to deliver measurable results. His work focused on advising leading energy companies on strategy and sustainability, as well as affordability and digital transformation. Glickman has designed and implemented comprehensive long-term plans that encompass asset strategy, engineering and operations, and he has led several multi-year enterprise affordability programs to benefit customers. Prior to becoming a Partner at Bain, Mr. Glickman served as a consultant there from 2007 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Glickman served as a Principal at EY – Parthenon (formerly The Parthenon Group) from 2002 to 2007. He holds a BS and an MS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
Daimler Truck NA
Sean Waters is the Vice President of Product Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for Daimler Trucks North America (“DTNA”) and Detroit Diesel Corporation (“DDC”). His responsibilities include supporting the development of smart emission and transportation policies by directly encouraging research into numerous areas affecting heavy-duty commercial products. He has also worked with regulatory agency leadership on standard-setting initiatives, most recently on heavy-duty engine and vehicle greenhouse gas standards. In addition, Waters has extensive knowledge of other heavy-duty regulations such as for criteria emissions, onboard diagnostics, fuel quality, and safety. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (“EMA”) where he provides advice, counsel, and recommendations on the scientific and technical aspects of programs related to commercial truck emissions control strategies and safety technologies. Sean is also on the Board of Advisors for the University of California Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, the Board for Oregon Business & Industry and the Board for Portland Business Alliance. Sean is married with two children, four cats, a dog and a hedgehog.
Christine Richards has spent nearly two decades in clean energy and mobility—working with communities and organizations to decarbonize. As an associate director with Guidehouse, Christine's current work includes convening community stakeholders to develop transformational transportation plans, including the EV Charging Plan for the State of Tennessee and Tennessee Valley Authority, the Vehicle Electrification Plan for the City and County of Denver, and developing mobility strategy and implementation plans for numerous U.S. electric utility companies. Previously, Christine worked with leading utility companies and solution providers tracking the rise of smart energy and decarbonization as the research director for Zpryme. She also served as research director for the Utility Analytics Institute and editor-in-chief of Intelligent Utility magazine for Energy Central, and started her energy career as a smart grid research analyst for IDC Energy Insights.