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).
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.
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.
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.
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 MS 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 working 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.
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.
Román Partida-López is the Legal Counsel with the Environmental Equity team, Román works to ensure that lower-income communities of color have a seat at the table in order to drive climate investments to help improve air quality and economic opportunities within their communities. He believes that communities and their members must be prioritized, engaged and heard.
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.