Our Team

Our Team

Robbie Diamond

Robbie Diamond is the Founder, President and CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). In 2006, he came together with Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and CEO of FedEx Corporation, and General P.X. Kelley, USMC (Ret.), 28th Commandant of the Marine Corps, to form SAFE’s Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), a group of prominent business leaders and retired senior military officers dedicated to combating the nation’s dangerous dependence on oil. Since then, SAFE and the ESLC have been at the forefront of the energy policy debate, successfully helping to shape legislation in 2007 and shepherd a new, comprehensive energy bill through the Senate Energy Committee in 2009.

Diamond is also the President and CEO of the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit group working to accelerate the adoption of plugin electric vehicles to improve our national and economic security. The Coalition was launched in November 2009, and as its first official act, released the Electrification Roadmap, a sweeping report outlining a vision for the deployment of a fully integrated electric drive network.

Prior to his roles with SAFE and the Electrification Coalition, Diamond served as Deputy Director of Community Outreach on Senator Joe Lieberman’s 2004 presidential campaign. Before that, Diamond was a Director at the Washington firm Fontheim International LLC, working in all practice areas of the firm. Prior to coming to Washington, he worked with senior executives at Seagram Spirits and Wine Group on special projects.

Diamond earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Science, as well as a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School.

Ben Prochazka

Ben joined the EC as the Director of Strategic Initiatives, developing all EC programs outside of the beltway. Since 2013 Ben has continued to lead these efforts, now as the organization’s Executive Director. Ben has spent more than a decade working on environmental, human rights, and voter engagement efforts. His experience includes leadership roles as the Campaign Director for the Save Darfur Coalition, the Legislative Director for the Colorado Environmental Coalition, the Colorado State Director for the New Voters Project, and numerous public interest campaign efforts as the Western States Field Organizer for U.S.PIRG.

Prior to his experience at SAFE and the Electrification Coalition, Ben served in the role of Vice President at FieldWorks, a national political consulting firm. While at FieldWorks he led projects for a diverse group of corporate, non-profit, academic, and political clients. This included programs with SolarCity, the Environmental Defense Action Fund, and a recent joint pilot with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California at Berkeley – Haas School of Business – to test encouragement models for federally funded low income weatherization.

Before joining FieldWorks, Ben served as the lobbyist for the Colorado Environmental Coalition (CEC) a statewide group representing more than 100 environmental, public health, and religious organizations. As lobbyist Ben was responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the conservation community agenda at the legislature. During Ben’s two years with CEC, the conservation community passed over 100 “pro-conservation” bills including several first-in-the-nation efforts.

Ben also directed successful field and fundraising programs for national campaigns on behalf of The Save Darfur Coalition, The Genocide Prevention Project, the Human Rights Campaign, Dream for Darfur and many other national organizations. Ben also led numerous large scale rallies, grassroots advocacy campaigns, volunteer activities, and visibility events involving as many as 100,000 people.

Katherine Stainken

Katherine is the Vice President of Policy at the Electrification Coalition (EC). She leads and manages the policy team at the EC, which is focused on transitioning our transportation sector to be electric. Her work spans across city, state, regional and federal levels.

Prior to the EC, Katherine was the Policy Director at Plug In America, a non-profit representing the voice of the electric vehicle (EV) consumer. She led the policy team in promoting policies that work for the EV driver at the local, city, state and federal levels, including policies needed prior to purchase of the vehicle and policies needed during ownership of the vehicle.

Prior to her work at Plug In America, Katherine was a Director of Government Affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), focused on policies to promote solar on the federal level as well as southeast and northeast regions, along with regulatory work at the DOE, EPA, and other federal agencies.

Katherine was also the lead staff on the Clean Power Plan and chief liaison to the solar heating and cooling and EH&S groups at SEIA.

She received her Masters degree from American University in Global Environmental Policy and Bachelors degree in Chemistry and German from Boston College.

Katie Robinson

Katie Lineweaver Robinson is the Vice President of Programs at the Electrification Coalition. She is a government relations and development expert with proven ability to build consensus, forge strategic alliances, influence decision-making, and all while ensuring details are managed. She brings experience in economic development, government relations, sustainability and resilience, public policy, fundraising, and disaster mitigation planning. Katie has a thorough understanding of how cities operate and what it takes to complete projects successfully.

Some of Katie’s key accomplishments are the “It’s My City” Initiative, a three-year, $5 million effort to make the city of Indianapolis cleaner, greener, and more beautiful. She also led the Smart Cities program in Indianapolis and worked with Develop Indy. Katie served the City of Indianapolis for more than eight years, most recently as the Director of Sustainability. She drove the city’s winning $2.5 million application for the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC), an opportunity for 25 ambitious cities across the United States to accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change.

Katie resides in Indianapolis with her daughter. They love exploring the city and making it a better place to live, work, and play.

Brianna Baker

Brianna is a Communications Associate at the Electrification Coalition. She has written for local and national publications about solutions to environmental problems, with an emphasis on the human stories behind them. Most recently, she spent a year as a reporting fellow at digital magazine Grist. In that role, she helped to shape its new Fix program, which combines storytelling, networks, and events to inspire climate action.

Noah barnes

Noah Barnes is the communication director for the Electrification Coalition, where he ensures that accurate, timely information about transportation electrification is distributed across multiple platforms. 

Prior to joining the EC, Noah was the communications director for Plug in America, where he first became passionate about electric vehicles and their economic and environmental benefits. As the organization’s first full-time communications professional, he reached millions of consumers with messaging related to EV basics, programs like National Drive Electric Week and PlugStar, and EV advocacy. With nearly 20 years of nonprofit experience, he previously held communications and fundraising roles at Grantmakers in the Arts, the Frye Art Museum, and Lifelong AIDS Alliance. 

A Seattle native and graduate of the University of Washington, he now resides in the sunnier climate of Los Angeles.

Chris Bast

Chris Bast is the Director of EV Infrastructure Investments for the Electrification Coalition. He leads the organization’s work to manage and support federally funded charging infrastructure and EV deployment projects at the state and local levels.

Prior to joining the EC, Chris served as chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. He provided strategic communications and policy support for the agency and worked across the Northam Administration to advance a comprehensive climate agenda. His work included transportation decarbonization, environmental justice, climate policy, and carbon markets. 

Chris received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University, where he currently serves on the Political Science Alumni Board. He received his MPA from Seattle University.

Anne Blair

Anne serves as the EC’s policy director, with a focus on promoting policies and programs that will transform the transportation sector. Prior to joining EC, Anne was the Director of Energy Efficient Transportation at the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, overseeing strategy, programming and outreach for all of SEEA’s transportation initiatives. Before SEEA, Anne worked at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) as its clean fuels director, working on transportation and clean energy policy for fifteen years. She has also previously worked at The Coca-Cola Company, The Fund for Public Interest Research, Americorps and the River Network. She serves on multiple boards including the EV Club of the South, Mothers and Others for Clean Air and EarthShare of Georgia. Anne holds a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and a Master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. When not working on environmental and energy issues, she enjoys hiking, cycling, traveling, reading, drinking IPAs and spending time with her son, husband, Australian Shepherd and friends.

Jackie Burman

As the Director of Operations and Finance, Jackie works closely with the CEO and Vice President of Development to oversee the day-to-day business operations and financial health of SAFE.

Prior to joining SAFE, Ms. Burman spent more than 4 years in Cape Town, South Africa where she assisted a wide range of non-profit organizations in reaching their funding goals. During her time abroad, she also helped create a fundraising academy to provide young adults with the skills necessary to begin careers in development. She worked in both marketing and fundraising in DC before this.

Ms. Burman holds a Bachelor of Art’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and Masters’ degrees in business administration and Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University.

Will Drier

Will is a policy manager for the EC Policy Program. His work is focused on conducting research and analysis to help leaders and decision makers create ambitious policy opportunities to advance the EV market.

Before joining the Electrification Coalition, Will worked as an EV Research Analyst with Navigant Research, a market research and consulting firm. While there, he led the Commercial Transportation Electrification research suite, providing qualitative and quantitative market analysis and technical insights. Prior to his work at Navigant, Will served as a Program Manager for Smart Commute Metro North, working with local stakeholders to drive behavior changes and reduce single-occupancy vehicle trips.

Will holds a Master of Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Idaho.

Sarah Fischer

Sarah has worked in energy and alternative fuels since 2015. As a Program Manager for the Electrification Coalition, she leads the Programs Team’s work in developing transportation electrification roadmaps for cities and territories across the United States. She has extensive experience executing total cost of ownership fleet analyses, leading EV training workshops for fleet and government staff, and researching electrification trends.

Prior to joining the EC, Sarah completed an AmeriCorps term serving at the City of Cincinnati’s Office of Environment and Sustainability. At OES, she helped implement an energy management system for 400+ municipal utility accounts and assisted in the creation of an electric vehicle educational program called EV Cincy as part of the City’s involvement in the American Cities Climate Challenge. Prior to that, she also worked in LEED for Homes consulting, nonprofit communications and event planning, and energy efficiency program management. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science in Sustainability Economics & Business and a minor in Nonprofit Management from the Ohio State University.

 

Dakoury Good-Solo

Dakoury Godo-Solo (he/him) is a Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Clean Energy Fellow joining the EC’s policy team. He will be supporting the EC’s policy and advocacy work at the federal and state levels. Prior to working at the Electrification Coalition, Dakoury was an intern at the US Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. Since then, Dakoury has wholeheartedly pursued his passion for energy and energy efficiency. As part of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) Summer Study Proceedings, he co-authored a report examining the nexus of energy efficiency and resilience in buildings.

Dakoury graduated from American University with a BS in Environmental Science. In addition to energy, he has an interest in global food systems. In his free time, Dakoury can be found biking around DC, cooking, or listening to audiobooks.

Cher Griffith Taylor

Cher Griffith Taylor joins the EC with over 7 years of experience in the energy sector, particularly on enhancing access, affordability, and the transition to a sustainable energy economy. She previously led grid modernization advocacy in Maryland for a national nonprofit, leveraging the collective power of the state’s public-interest, community-based, and environmental action organizations to influence regulators on grid investments that support distributed energy solutions — including transportation electrification. Her advocacy has increasingly focused on ensuring equitable access to the benefits of investments in emissions-free transportation.

Prior to that, Cher spent several years living in Jamaica, where she co-founded a consulting firm to support international development projects in the island’s energy sector. Her work in the Caribbean similarly focused on the transition to clean energy, reducing illegal resource abstraction, and enhancing energy access and affordability. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College in Vermont.

Emma Heins

Emma Heins is an Executive Project Associate with the EC, where she provides logistical and research support for the leadership team. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Emma is passionate about utilizing EV technology to improve health outcomes from air pollution, particularly in historically marginalized neighborhoods. Before joining the EC, Emma was a Science Policy Fellow for Clean Wisconsin, where she used quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify and monetize the positive impacts of EVs and biofuels. Prior to that, she worked at a small research group conducting indoor air quality research. 

Emma holds a Masters in Public Affairs and an Energy Analysis certification from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelors in Environmental Studies and minor in Public Health from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. 

Steve king

Steve King is Senior Manager of Freight Electrification for the Electrification Coalition. He works with industry leaders like Nestlé, FedEx, Meijer and Volvo to reduce the sector’s reliance on petroleum fuels.

Prior to joining the EC Steve’s previous work centered on workforce development, sustainability, entrepreneurship and equity. He is the founder and former CEO of the Barack Obama Green Charter High School, New Jersey’s first charter high school focused on sustainability. He also developed and managed a Union County, N.J., workforce development program focused on conservation, climate change and clean energy skills. As a community organizer, King worked on environmental justice issues in New York City, focusing on health impacts of diesel emissions from bus and truck depots in Black and Brown communities. He interned at the Hong Kong Transport Department’s sustainability unit, where he worked to reduce petroleum use in passenger buses.

Celia Kosinski

Celia Kosinski is a Policy Manager for the Electrification Coalition Policy Program. Her focus is on policy research and analysis to help policy makers create ambitious policy opportunities and strengthen the case for transportation electrification.

As a Connecticut native, Celia has previously worked in the energy sector through local advocacy measures at the city and town level, along with leading educational environmental programs. Before joining the EC, Celia worked as a Program Intern at People’s Action for Clean Energy CT, providing technical analysis on electric vehicle adoption by county, and educating residents on the benefits of building electrification.

Celia holds a Master’s in Energy and Environmental Management and Geographic Information Systems from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont.

Mary Linn

Mary is a Campaign Organizer for the Electrification Coalition, focusing on Florida and Georgia. She works to increase community support for the adoption of electric vehicles and mobilize EV stakeholders.  

Before Mary came to work for the EC, she worked for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). From hosting events such as Climate and Cupcakes, an electric golf cart rally, and a concert powered off a solar-charged Tesla battery, Mary found ways to involve Florida communities in local, state, and federal climate legislation. 

Will Marshall

Will Marshall is the Program Associate of Freight Electrification for the Electrification Coalition. He supports efforts to advance the electrification of the goods movement industry and other critical EV policies and programs.  

Prior to joining EC, Will was the Senior Legislative Assistant at Kountoupes Denham Carr & Reid, a bipartisan lobbying firm, supporting a portfolio of clients in the energy sector. In this role, he assisted in the development and advocacy of his clients’ federal policy and regulatory priorities.  Will graduated from the George Washington University with a masters in Environmental Resource Policy where his research focused on fleet electrification, specifically the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. He also holds a bachelors degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.   

MARIE MCCONNELL

Marie is a Campaigns Organizer for the Electrification Coalition. She mobilizes EV stakeholders and advocates in the EC’s accelerator states around various electrification campaigns and policy opportunities.

Prior to joining the EC Marie was the Organizing Manager for Drive Electric Ohio. There she oversaw 6 community-based EV advocacy groups and worked with them to conduct consumer education, encourage development of EV charging, and address local and state policy. Beyond advancing EV adoption in Ohio, Marie supported Drive Electric USA, a DOE Clean Cities Coalition partnership that established similar ‘Drive Electric’ programs in 14 states.

Logan Rains

Logan Rains is a campaigns organizer for the Electrification Coalition (EC), working in the EC’s accelerator states, helping increase community support for accelerated adoption of EVs. He is a native of Eastern North Carolina and is based in Raleigh. Logan has nearly a decade of experience working in advocacy, state government, and electoral politics. Before working at the EC, Logan worked on the state and local levels to increase voter’s access to the ballot box. Logan believes in the power of storytelling and its role in building stronger communities, changing political opinions, and impacting public policy. He is a graduate of Elon University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Sarah Reed

Sarah Reed is the director of programs at the Electrification Coalition. She is responsible for managing many of the EC’s programs and leads the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative. The Collaborative assists public fleets in their transition to electric vehicles by lowering the upfront costs, streamlining procurement, and providing technical assistance. In 2020, Sarah was named one of the 30 under 30 sustainability professionals by GreenBiz. Sarah was previously a program coordinator for the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), where she managed NARC’s largest federal grant, Fleets for the Future. 

Ms. Reed also worked at the National Center for Sustainable Transportation organizing research releases and information sharing between researchers and policymakers. She has a B.S. in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning from the University of California, Davis.

Rebecca Sereboff

Rebecca Sereboff is an EV Infrastructure Associate for the Electrification Coalition. She works on building relationships and sharing expertise to accelerate electric vehicle charging deployment.  

Before joining the EC, Rebecca advanced strategic priorities at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Citizenship and Civic Engagement from Syracuse University, where she worked with university stakeholders to develop a robust and accessible campus charging network. Rebecca is a proud Balitmorean currently residing in Washington, DC.

Alyssa Siddiqui

Alyssa Siddiqui is Managing Director of Corporate Relations at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). She is responsible for identifying and implementing innovative strategies to enhance SAFE’s profile, expand its donor base, and develop new opportunities for engagement and growth.

Alyssa joined SAFE after over a decade at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, most recently as the Senior Director of Corporate Relations, where she led the strategy and execution of an integrated fundraising plan to achieve an annual revenue goal of over $9 million. She managed high-level corporate recruitment of new members, expanded relationships with existing clients and key stakeholders and launched the Let’s Rebuild America infrastructure initiative. Alyssa also oversaw the U.S. Chamber’s largest signature event, The Aviation Summit, held annually in Washington, DC which attracted over 900 attendees and participants, including top CEOs and industry leaders.

Alyssa began her career at the National Park Foundation working on the capital campaign for the Flight 93 National Memorial Fund. She graduated from Colby College with a Bachelors of Science in Government. She is a member of the Advisory Council, German American Aviation Heritage Foundation.

Torin Spencer

Torin Spencer is an Electric Vehicle Specialist for the Electrification Coalition. His work is focused on supporting the American Cities Climate Challenge in Orlando as well as working directly with Orlando Utilities Commission on customer electric vehicle adoption.

Torin has been in the automotive sector for the last few years. He has been a sales representative at two Orlando area auto dealerships and worked directly with the public. In years prior, he assisted with conservation projects as a zoologist with the Walt Disney Company. Torin is a native Floridian originally from Tampa. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science.

Matt Stephens-Rich

Matt has worked in transportation, energy, and alternative fuels since 2012 at the local, state, and federal levels and serves the EC as a senior program manager. Matt worked as Electric Vehicle Specialist for the Smart Columbus program, and coordinates various electric vehicle fleet deployments and charging initiatives, while also providing insight to consumer adoption. Collectively, these efforts help Columbus achieve a Smart City status that has reduced greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector through electrification and decarbonization.

Prior to joining the Electrification Coalition, Matt served as Project Manager at Clean Fuels Ohio, the nation’s largest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Cities Coalition.  In this role, Matt helped hundreds of fleets across Ohio cut their dependency on petroleum through deployment of alternative fuel and fuel efficient technologies, helping secure over $25 million in state and federal grant funding through the process. Matt was also a lead grant writer for the City of Columbus’ Smart City Challenge Grant Application. Matt holds a Masters in Public Administration from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University with a focus in Energy Policy, and a B.A. in Communication with Public Relations Certification from the University of Cincinnati.

Matt currently serves as Vice Chair for the Energy and Air Quality Working Group at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Founding Chair of the Young Professionals in Energy Columbus Chapter, and was recognized as “Person to Know in Energy” by Columbus Business First in 2017.

Jessica Stolls

Jessica is a Program Specialist for the Electrification Coalition.

Most recently, Jessica was a Trinity Fellow at Marquette University, completing an intensive two-year program dedicated to developing urban leaders. While in Milwaukee, she served as the operations and membership coordinator for the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, driving sustainability and equity in business operations across the state. Before that, her experience includes serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the City of Indianapolis. There she supported energy policy and electric vehicle adoption projects under the American Cities Climate Challenge. She is passionate about delivering a clean future for people and our planet.

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Sustainability from Xavier University and a Master’s Degree in Public Service and Nonprofit Management from Marquette University. She resides in Indianapolis, IN, and enjoys hiking, cooking, traveling, and doing yoga in her free time.

Aaron Viles

Aaron Viles is the campaigns director for the Electrification Coalition, focused on helping accelerate community efforts to increase adoption of EVs. He is based in Lexington, KY.  With over 20 years of experience in advocacy, Aaron comes to the EC from a stint in electoral politics, recently working with the Kentucky Democratic Party. Aaron brings experience with environmental, energy, and online advocacy to the EC team. He is currently the volunteer chair of the board of directors of Healthy Gulf, a New Orleans-based regional environmental group.

Steph Wagner

As the Technical Program Specialist, Steph Wagner performs analyses to determine the right fit for fleet electrification as well as assists in the development of tools and resources.

Steph has been researching energy and sustainable policy since 2019, having worked with multiple environmental advocacy non-profits. During this period, they also have been a strong advocate in Maryland-local policy while serving as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a County Council candidate. Steph holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and is a Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellowship member.
 

General Charles F. Wald

General Charles F. “Chuck” Wald was Deputy Commander, Headquarters United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. USEUCOM is responsible for all United States forces operating across 91 countries in Europe, Africa, Russia, parts of Asia and the Middle East, and most of the Atlantic Ocean. He is currently a senior fellow of the Bipartisan Policy Center.

General Wald earned his commission through the Air Force ROTC program in 1971. He has combat time as an O-2A forward air controller in Vietnam and as an F-16 pilot flying over Bosnia. The general has served as a T-37 instructor pilot and F-15 flight commander. Other duties include Chief of the United States Air Force Combat Terrorism Center, support group commander, operations group commander, and special assistant to the Chief of Staff for National Defense Review. He was also the Director of Strategic Planning and Policy at Headquarters United States Air Force, and served on the Joint Staff as the Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy.

General Wald commanded the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, Italy, where on Aug. 30, 1995, he led one of the wing’s initial strike packages against the ammunition depot at Pale, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in one of the first NATO combat operations. He also commanded the 9th Air Force and United States Central Command Air Forces, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., where he led the development of the Afghanistan air campaign for Operation Enduring Freedom, including the idea of embedding tactical air control parties in ground special operations forces.

Prior to retiring as a command pilot, the general logged more than 3,600 flying hours, including more than 430 combat hours over Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Iraq and Bosnia.
Today, General Wald is a director and senior advisor to the Aerospace & Defense Industry practice for Deloitte LLP. Prior to that, he was vice president, International Programs for L-3 Communications Corporation. He also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations at the Pentagon.

Patricia Monahan

Patty Monahan is serving her first term on the California Energy Commission. Commissioner Monahan was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom in April 2019. She fills the Commission’s science/engineering position and is the lead commissioner on transportation.

Before joining the Energy Commission, Commissioner Monahan was the transportation program director at the Energy Foundation, where she funded campaigns across the United States to advance electric transportation and cleaner, more efficient vehicles. She held several positions with the Union of Concerned Scientists from 2001 to 2010, including director of the California office, deputy director of clean vehicles, and senior analyst. She worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9, as lead for the Toxic Release Inventory Program from 1997 to 2001 and as an environmental protection specialist from 1990 to 1992.  She was a research associate with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory International Studies Program from 1992 to 1994.

Commissioner Monahan received a bachelor of science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in energy analysis and policy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lance Bultena (Board Chairman)

Lance Bultena is Senior Counsel at Hogan Lovells where he helps clients improve business outcomes by helping them to understand the regulatory and public policy environment in order to stay ahead of developments in these areas. Bultena also assists clients with crisis management; he has represented iconic American not-for-profit and major corporations in investigations conducted by Congress or administrative agencies. Prior to joining the firm, Bultena served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He gained experience in all phases of the legislative process and conducted many negotiations with the White House and Executive Agencies. 

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.

Barry Caldwell

Barry H. Caldwell is an accomplished executive whose career and experience traverse law, public service, trade association advocacy, the C-suite and board governance. Currently he is a principal of Wroxton Civic Ventures LLC, an advisory services concern, and is providing strategic advice, direction, and support to nonprofit organizations in energy and education. He is also President of CFV Holdings LLC, a small batch winemaking concern.

Prior to Wroxton, Barry enjoyed a 16-year career at Waste Management as a member of the company’s senior leadership team serving in several leadership roles including Chief People Officer, Chief Legal Officer and senior vice president of public affairs and communications.

Before WM, Barry held leadership roles in government relations for CIGNA Corporation and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. Barry’s public service began as counsel, and later chief of staff to United States Senator Arlen Specter. He began his professional career practicing law in Washington, DC with Kutak Rock & Campbell.

In addition to the Electrification Coalition, Barry’s board service includes chair of Discovery Green Conservancy in Houston, Texas, and vice chair of KIPP DC Public Schools. He is also a member of the board for each of Washington Latin Public Charter School, The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and CityBridge Education.

Barry holds an AB from Dartmouth College and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.