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Speakers are Charged Up

For EV infrastructure event January in San Francisco


The list of confirmed speakers (based on early confirmations) for the 2nd annual conference on EV Charging Infrastructure West, being held on January 25-26, 2023 at Grand Hyatt at SFO, San Francisco has been released. The mission of the conference is to highlight plans, opportunities, challenges and solutions for developing a resilient, equitable and customer-friendly charging infrastructure in the western states. Speakers include:

  • Patricia Monahan, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

  • Genevieve Shiroma, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

  • Roger Millar, Secretary of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation

  • Tony Tavares, Director, Caltrans

  • Kristina Swallow, Director, Nevada Department of Transportation

  • Karen Apple, Electric Vehicle Program Manager, City of Phoenix

  • Dr Michael Bakunin, Managing Director, FTI Consulting

  • Tannaz Banisadre, Chief Operating Officer, Shell Recharge Solutions

  • Dianne Kresich, Research Center Manager, Arizona Department of Transportation

  • Aaron Luque, Founder, CEO and Board Chairman, EnviroSpark Energy Solutions

  • Jasmine McAdams, Environmental Justice and Equity Consultant, Hua Nani Partners

  • Matthew Paiss, Technical Advisor, Battery Materials & Systems, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

  • Brad Rinehart, Executive Vice President, Solar Integrated Roofing Corporation (SIRC) / CEO, PLEMCo

  • Nancy E. Ryan, Ph.D., Partner, eMobility Advisors

  • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainability Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

  • Sven Thesen, Co-Lead, EV Charging for All

  • Gia Brazil Vacin, Deputy Director, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

  • Ailsa Yew, Senior Project Manager, eMobility Operations, Southern California Edison

  • Salim Youssefzadeh, Co-founder & CEO, WattEV




The two-day conference will feature nine sessions: State Plans and Programs; Building the Infrastructure to Achieve ZEV Goals; Next-Gen Solutions for Meeting Charging Needs; Electrifying Fleets; Expanding Charging Infrastructure – Developers' Experiences and Perspectives; Building an Equitable Charging Infrastructure; Workplace and MUDs Charging; Role of Utilities and their Plans; Emerging Business Challenges and Innovative Solutions. The first edition of EV Charging Infrastructure West (San Francisco, February 15-16, 2022) was attended by over 170 participants from 120 organizations. To view the participating organizations, please click here. The event is also offering a 15 per cent discount on the participation fee until January 11, 2023.

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