Amy is client relations manager for Blink Charging. 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 holds 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.
Linda White is a Government Affairs Manager for BMW of North America. She is responsible for tracking legislation in California, Oregon, and Washington State. Linda is responsible for a wide array of topics such as vehicle safety, autonomous vehicles, electric mobility, and more.
Prior to joining BMW NA, Linda worked at the Auto Alliance where she was responsible for public relations, tracking legislation, and managing contract lobbyists and support staff.
As a member of She Shares Mentorship Program, Linda is an active member in the community and enjoys mentoring youth.
Charlie Allcock 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 serves as the President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 46, in Kent, WA. Sean also serves as a Labor Trustee for the Puget Sound Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (PSEJATC) located in Renton, WA.
Mr. Bagsby has been involved with several local and regional renewable energy and sustainability organizations and has been an active member of the Greater Seattle Community for over 20 years. Since 2009, Sean has served as the President of the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) Seattle Chapter. He is an appointed P.C.O. with the 47th L.D., and a Founding Member of the organization Democrats for Diversity and Inclusion (DDI).
Sean is the alternative energy director at the 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.
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 Washington 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.
Sue Gander directs the Energy, Infrastructure and Environment Division of the National Governors Association (NGA) where she leads a team of analysts in providing governors and their staff with state policy guidance and technical assistance on a range of topics including mobility, clean transportation and grid modernization solutions. Prior to joining the NGA in 2007, Sue served as a Program Manager for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Energy-Environment State Partnership Program and as a Senior Policy Analyst and Manager for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the Center for Clean Air Policy. Sue holds public policy degrees from Brown University (BA) and the University of Wisconsin (MA) and originally hails from Utah.
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, overseen by the EPA and California Air Resources Board.
Previously, he was one of two Electric Vehicle Architects for Audi of America. Wayne helped prepare Audi for the electric age with the all-electric Audi e-tron SUV in 2019. Killen has long experience in the auto industry in product planning and strategy, including at 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.