Amy is the Vice President of Sales at OpConnect. 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.
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.
Sue Gander serves as Managing Director of Electric Vehicle Policy for the
Electrification Coalition. She leads the planning and execution of policy work,
accelerating the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles on a mass scale across local, state and federal levels. Previously, Sue directed the Energy, Infrastructure and Environment Division at the National Governors Association for over a decade, spearheading policy support for the transformation of the energy and transportation sectors. Sue also served at the U.S. EPA, as a Program Manager for the Clean Energy and Environment Partnership Program, and at the Center for Clean Air Policy, as Manager of Government Relations and Public Affairs and as a Senior Policy Analyst, where she led initiatives on ozone and climate change.
Leslie D. Kilgore, MPA, MSME is the Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Thomas Built Buses. She is responsible for leading the engineering operations from ideation concept design to full production across all product lines. She adds to the Thomas Built Bus team extensive global experience from both automotive and the aerospace/defense industries in product design, development, launch, innovation and technology insertion and program management. She has specializations in vehicle interior design and integration, product safety and compliance, and public policy.
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.
Karen Laughlin is a program officer for the Climate and Clean Energy program at the Heising-Simons Foundation where she leads on transportation and federal planning. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Karen has served in government and the non-profit sector on climate, transportation, and clean energy policy. As a senior analyst at Climate Policy Initiative, she jointly led the U.S. Program to analyze and recommend policies to lower the costs of low-carbon economy transition. She has served as a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality focused on biofuels regulation and led the office’s international transportation team. She earned a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from Cornell University and holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from Duke University.
Tim McMahan is a partner practicing in the areas of energy, land use, real estate development, environmental and municipal law. His principal office is in Portland, Oregon. Tim has extensive experience in representing energy facility developers, property owners and municipal clients in Washington and Oregon. Tim focuses his practice on leading interdisciplinary teams advocating for and defending energy facilities and other major infrastructure projects facing opposition. Tim chairs Stoel Rives’ Climate Change Practice Initiative.
Maurice K. Muia hails from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. His passion for sound clean energy policy is shaped from his experiences in the Caribbean and Missouri. He has worked throughout the State of Missouri for numerous electric utilities as a power systems electrical engineer. Currently, he advises the City of Saint Louis on innovative building code solutions such as Solar Ready and EV Ready. Recently, Maurice was elected as a Councilman in Richmond Heights, MO. He stands for equity and service for all in his professional career and most importantly his constituents in the City of Richmond Heights.
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.
Paul is the Director, Global Transportation Initiatives for Black & Veatch’s Growth Accelerator where he builds ecosystems needed to plan, finance, deploy and operate sustainable transportation and distributed clean energy infrastructure at scale. He advises and leads teams supporting investors, utilities, fleets, and energy and transportation providers to electrify and automate ground, aviation and marine fleets. Previously, Paul was a Director at EV Grid, where he led Vehicle Grid Integration and Storage roadmaps with California Energy Commission, California PUC filings, National Institute of Standards and Technology on EV fueling and participated in the CA Governor’s ZEV Action Plan.