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 Presidio (formerly Bainbridge Graduate Institute).
In 1999, Andrea joined the Port of The Dalles as the Director of Marketing. After six years at the Port, she was promoted to the position of Executive Director. Andrea brings her budgetary and fiscal expertise, as well as a voice from the East side to FORTH. She is a board member for the Infrastructure Finance Authority, a trustee for Special Districts Insurance Services and on the executive board of Oregon Public Ports Association. Andrea lives in Hood River and enjoys all the outdoor activities the Gorge has to offer.
Tim is the CEO of Enhabit, a non-profit that has helped over 6,000 families improve their homes. In addition to the Forth Board, Tim serves as Board President of Climate Solutions, the Northwest’s leading climate policy and advocacy organization. Miller earned both his MBA and BA from Stanford University.
Charlie Allcock, formerly the Business Development Director at Portland General Electric, Oregon’s largest utility. Active in the transportation electrification space 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.
Thor Hinckley is an award-winning nationally-recognized energy professional focused on electrified transportation, renewable energy and storage. Experienced at business development with large utilities and corporations, and extensive domain expertise in regulated and deregulated energy markets, public and private utilities, innovative pilots, and strategic product development and implementation.
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, and also currently serves as an entrepreneurin-residence at the OTRADI bioscience incubator and is broadly active in Oregon’s entrepreneurial community.
Robert has been with American Honda in various roles since 1985. Robert has been in the Advanced Powertrain department since 2011, and was the project lead for the Fit EV and Accord Plug-In vehicles. While currently working with various departments and dealers on the launch and sale of the Honda Clarity series (Fuel Cell, Electric, and Plug in Hybrid) a large part of Robert’s activities involve interacting with Honda dealers, customers, and industry organizations to promote adoption of electric vehicles.
John Morris is the Vice President of Market Development for D+R International. An energy consulting that furthers the advancement of energy efficient technologies with an eye toward deployment of grid edge programs. Specifically; John leads the electric vehicle practice area for D+R. John has served on the board of Forth (Formerly Drive Oregon) for the past 3 years. At Forth, John is on the Executive Committee and chairs the Utility Working Group.
Andrea is the green fleet program manager for the City of Seattle. Andrea works on climate policy implementation related to transportation electrification and other low carbon fuels. She was a lead developer of the Drive Clean Seattle initiative and working to fully electrify the light duty municipal fleet including installing 400+ charging stations over dozens of locations.
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 1st 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.
John D. Russell, Ph.D. is a partner with McCoy Russell LLP, an elite intellectual property firm that represents clients from around the globe, including many leading companies in the automotive sector.
Dexter Turner is the founder and CEO of OpConnect, a provider of electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions. Dexter holds a MS in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA and has founded 3 technology companies.