Amy is the client relations manager for Blink Charging. In this role, Amy works with private and public organizations to maximize public, private, fleet and workplace electric vehicle charging options. Previously, Amy worked with ECOtality and Sustainable Industries. She currently serves as board chair for Forth and participates on other sustainability and community-related boards. Amy has an MBA from PresidioGraduate School (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute).
Tim is the CEO of Enhabit, a non-profit that has helped over 6,000 families improve their homes. In addition to serving on the Forth Board, Tim serves as Board President of Climate Solutions, the Northwest’s leading climate policy and advocacy organization. Tim earned both his MBA and BA from Stanford University.
Andrea is the Green Fleet program manager for the City of Seattle. Andrea works on climate policy implementation related to transportation electrification and low carbon fuels. She was a lead developer of the Drive Clean Seattle initiative and is working to fully electrify Seattle's light-duty municipal fleet and installing 400+ charging stations.
Charlie Allcock, formerly served as business development director at Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest utility. Active in transportation electrification since 2008, Charlie is a recognized national leader on charging stations, electric cars, buses and trucks, He is a frequent speaker at smart mobility conferences.
Sean is the alternative energy director at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Patti is a program specialist at Idaho Power and currently coordinates the company’s strategic transportation electrification efforts. Prior to joining Idaho Power, Patti worked for the state of Idaho where she helped advance alternative transportation fuels and worked to secure the Boise area’s Clean
Cities designation. Patti holds a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and M.S. from the University of Colorado. Although born and raised in New Jersey, Patti has lived out west for more than 20 years and enjoys spending her free time skiing and hiking.
Ben Farrow is the manager of product development at Puget Sound Energy. Ben currently leads PSE’s strategy and product development to diversify customer offerings in new energy technologies, including electric transportation, renewable energy, and distributed resources. He currently serves on the Board of Forth, and on the advisory committee for the Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition.
Jake Fey has been the director of the WSU Energy program since 2001, providing leadership in alternative-energy and energy-efficiency. Jake has also coordinated community-volunteer efforts as a member of the Sound Transit and Pierce Transit Boards and works on the Pierce County Public Health Board. He was elected into the WA State House of Representatives in 2012, he currently serves as vice chair of the House Transportation Committee and as a member of the House Environmental Committee and the Technology and Economic Development Committee.
Gordon is a serial, high-tech entrepreneur, having created electronics, software and related startups during his career. He has been co-managing the venture capital fund, Northwest Technology Ventures, since 2002. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the OTRADI bioscience incubator and is broadly active in Oregon’s entrepreneurial community.
Wayne is the Director of Charging Infrastructure Planning & Business Development at Electrify America, a new LLC within the Volkswagen Group, that is overseen by the EPA and California Air Resources Board.
Previously, he was one of two Electric Vehicle Architects for Audi of America. In this role, Wayne helped prepare Audi for the electric age, which starts with the all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in 2019. Killen has long experience in the auto industry in product planning and strategy, including Mercedes-Benz, where he developed and launched the Maybach brand.
John Morris is the Senior Director of Electric Transportation for D+R International. He leads the business development strategies for ChooseEV, a national utility education platform on the value and benefits of switching to electric vehicles. John produced the first market snapshot report on the impacts of home charging on residential new home construction for the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance which covered market conditions in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Román is the Environmental Equity Legal Counsel with The Greenlining Institute. He works to ensure that lower-income communities of color have a seat at the table and see direct benefits from climate investments to help improve air quality and economic opportunities within their communities.
James is marketing manager for the Automotive and Aerospace Sectors at Mentor, a Siemens Business in Wilsonville, OR. James has been at Mentor for over 16 years, the first five years in the UK. Previously, James worked at BAE Systems and DCS, both in the UK. Mentor specializes in design software for electrical and electronics, most EV manufacturers use their tools for designing their electrical systems.
Dexter Turner is the founder and CEO of OpConnect, a provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions. Dexter holds an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA and has founded three technology companies.
Linda is government affairs manager at BMW of North America, LLC.