Webinar: EV Economy Recovery: National Stimulus Proposals

June 2, 2020 | 10-11am
Go Forth
Event Description

Discussions in Congress are increasingly focusing on strategies to help our national economy recover. Several organizations and networks have released proposals and plans with suggestions for how transportation electrification and other smart transportation investments can help achieve these goals, fueling a lively national conversation. Join this webinar to hear about several of these leading proposals, what they have in common, how they differ, and their prospects for success.  



Jeanette Shaw, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Policy, Forth

Jeanette works to develop transportation electrification and e-mobility legislation and regulatory policies. She also oversees marketing and communication strategies for Forth. Jeanette holds an Executive MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.



Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director, Clean Transportation for All Campaign, Sierra Club

Gina Coplon-Newfield joined the Sierra Club staff in 2010 to lead its new Electric Vehicles Initiative. She has since become one of the nation’s leading voices on electric vehicle policy and promotion. As the director now of Sierra Club's broader Clean Transportation for All Campaign, Coplon-Newfield's team is working to accelerate adoption of electric cars, trucks, and buses; defend strong clean vehicle standards; and secure equitable policies that get people out of cars and onto transit, bikes, and feet. Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization. Previously, Coplon-Newfield served in leadership roles at other NGOs, including Physicians for Human Rights and Second Nature. She earned a Bachelor’s from Tufts University and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University where she wrote a case study published by Harvard Law School on U.S. fuel economy advocacy. She has been widely quoted in the media. Coplon-Newfield lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and two daughters.

Genevieve Cullen, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)

Genevieve Cullen has led the Electric Drive Transportation Association, theWashington, DC-based cross-industry trade association promoting the electrification of transportation, as President since 2015. She previously served as Vice President, directing the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts. Prior to joining EDTA, Genevieve provided energy policy counsel in the Executive and Legislative Branches, including serving as Energy Counsel to Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN). In these capacities, she developed and promoted policy solutions in diverse issue areas, including climate change and air quality, transportation emissions, energy efficiency and utility regulation. Genevieve Cullen has substantial experience as an advocate for private sector initiatives, with an emphasis on advanced technology solutions to energy and environmental challenges. A graduate of Washington College of Law and Bucknell University, Genevieve is a member of the District of Columbia bar.

Zoe Lipman, Director, Vehicles and Advanced Transportation Program, BlueGreen Alliance