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Transportation Energy 2024 Annual Conference

Transportation Energy 2024 Annual Conference

Innovation for Sustainable Transportation

May 13-15, 2024
The Lofton Hotel Minneapolis, MN

Believe it or not, May is just around the corner! We are already well into planning our annual conference, to be held at the Minneapolis The Lofton Hotel on May 13-15, 2024. The theme of this year’s conference is “Innovation for Sustainable Transportation.”

The agenda encompasses all aspects of transportation energy. Here are the topics we will be exploring (subject to change):


Monday, May 13

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, May 14




Welcome and TEI24 Outlook
John Eichberger

TEI’s Executive Director will set the stage for the conference, share the intent behind the agenda topics and prepare attendees to be open to new ideas and perspectives that might help expedite the transition to lower emissions transportation options while preserving access to affordable transportation for all communities.

John Eichberger Executive Director, Transportation Energy Institute
John Eichberger is Executive Director of the Transportation Energy Institute. Founded by NACS in 2013, the Transportation Energy Institute is a non-profit that evaluates market issues related to vehicles and the energy that powers them. The Institute, led by a diverse Board of transportation experts, is an objective and collaborative research organization that does not advocate.

Previously, Eichberger served more than 14 years at NACS representing the convenience and fuel retailing industry before the media and federal government.
With more than 20 years of related experience, Eichberger is a recognized expert on the transportation energy market.   



Who is the consumer and what do they want?

  • Adam Rosenblatt, Founding Partner, Bold-Decision
  • Tammy Klein, Founder & CEO, Transport Energy Strategies

Delivering vehicle and energy solutions that satisfy consumer demand requires understanding who the consumer is, where they live and what they want and need. This panel will combine new insights from a TEI consumer survey with insights about the diverse needs of different communities. This broad perspective is critical as we seek to deploy emissions reduction solutions that benefit all consumers equitably in all communities.

Tammy Klein — Founder & CEO, Transport Energy Strategies
Tammy Klein is the Founder and CEO of Transport Energy Strategies (, a consultancy that provides market and policy intelligence, research analysis and strategic advice to clients on a range of global transport energy issues. She runs a member-based consulting service, the Transport Energy Outlook, which provides research analysis and competitive intelligence on global trends for clients across a range of sectors, including auto, oil, biofuels and fuel retail. For over 25 years, Tammy has served as a strategic advisor for a broad range of clients in the energy industry globally, as well as governments and NGOs. She holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. She is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars.




Evolving with the Transportation Market – A Cooperative Perspective
Speaker: Ron Batey, Senior Director of Energy Economics, CHS Inc.

CHS Inc. ( is a leading global agribusiness owned by American farmers across the United States with domestic and international operations, including energy, agronomy, grain trading and food processing. Cenex (, the energy brand of CHS Inc., provides high-quality refined fuels through nearly 1,400 locally owned convenience store locations across 19 states. Consumers depend on Cenex fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products to power homes, businesses and communities. Batey will share insights into the evolving energy landscape in the U.S. and global markets and proposed strategies to explore opportunities for the cooperative system that arise from the ongoing energy transformation.




Transitioning Fleets to Zero Carbon

  • Josh Tippin, Vice President of Fuels and Energy Services, Penske Transportation Solutions
  • Cara LaRochelle, Director of Sustainable Mobility, Delphi
  • Marcus Grubbs, Minnesota Director of the Office of Enterprise and Sustainability

In the quest for reducing and eliminating vehicle-related emissions, fleets may represent the best opportunity for rapid transition since fleet managers are less fickle than typical light duty vehicle customers – it comes down to return on investment, not emotion. At the same time, the fleet market presents a host of challenges not presented by light duty vehicles while also boasting more options to satisfy different use cases and duty cycles. This panel will evaluate the challenges and opportunities associated with reducing emissions from fleet vehicles in the most economically sustainable way and present preliminary results of a total cost of decarbonization calculator being developed for Canadian fleet operators.

Cara LaRochelle — Director of Sustainable Mobility, Delphi
Cara is Director of Sustainable Mobility at Delphi, a Canadian consulting firm. Delphi’s mission is to transform the way leading organizations generate value to make our world better – based on the belief that businesses can be profitable while having a positive long-term impact on the environment and society.

For over two decades, Cara has supported public and private sector clients in being drivers of change – excuse the pun! She brings to the table considerable expertise in energy efficiency and clean energy for the transportation sector, specifically related to medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles as well as rail. Combining her creativity and keen attention to detail, she assists organizations in identifying the approaches required to decarbonize their operations, and in developing the necessary tools to implement their plans. She is well-versed in both the technical and policy aspects of transportation and seamlessly combines these elements to illuminate pathways to setting and achieving decarbonization goals. Whether you operate on roads or on rails, whether you move people or freight, Cara can help.




Depoliticizing EVs

  • Mike Murphy, CEO, EV Politics Project

The transition to a transportation sector that is more heavily reliant upon electricity for its power has become somewhat of a political issue. Often, some policy makers support all policies that promote or even require vehicle electrification while others will oppose every policy on the same grounds. This session will seek to remove the rhetoric from EVs and help the audience focus on the opportunities they represent regardless of political consideration and discuss options to depoliticize EVs.

Mike Murphy — CEO, EV Politics Project
Mike Murphy is one of the Republican Party’s most successful political media consultants, having handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful gubernatorial and Senatorial campaigns, including 12 wins in “blue” states that have consistently voted Democratic in Presidential elections.  He served as a top campaign advisor to John McCain, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with dozens of other GOP Senators, Governors and Members of Congress.  Murphy has worked on five GOP Presidential campaigns and for foreign leaders in Europe and Latin America.  In 2020 he served as a key strategist for Republican Voters Against Trump.

In 2023 Murphy funded, an organization working to break down the partisan divide over Electric Vehicles.  He also advises Fortune 500 corporations, as well as several Hedge Funds and Trade Associations.

Murphy is also a widely quoted pundit; he wrote the popular “Murphy’s Law” column for TIME and is a longtime senior analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.  He also co-hosts the popular podcast “Hacks on Tap” with David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs with over 14 million downloads to date.

Murphy currently serves as co-director the University of Southern California’s Center for the Political Future.  He has served on the boards of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and as a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, focusing on the intersection of domestic politics and national security decision making.  Murphy also works as a writer and producer in the entertainment industry.

Murphy was born in Detroit, Michigan and attended the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  He lives with his wife Tiffany and daughter Audrey in Los Angeles.





Building a Viable EV Charging Network

  • Karl Doenges, Executive Director, Charging Analytics Program
  • Scott Shepard, Director, Transparency and Insights, Center for Sustainable Energy

Despite government grants to support initial deployment, in order to develop a sustainable network of reliable chargers the market must ultimately deliver a return to those companies investing in charging stations. Relying on a history of providing support services to the EV charging community and leverage data from the TEI’s new Charging Analytics Program, this session will evaluate the opportunities for business-friendly charging installations and identify the key factors that influence profitability at the charging port.


From the Perspective of the EV Charger Operator

  • Scott Sharabura, Parkland Corporation
  • Lonnie McQuirter, Director of Operations, 36 Lyn Refuel Station

Theory and data analysis can help business understand the opportunities and challenges of entering the EV charging space and can help mitigate difficulties and limit unexpected challenges. However, nothing is more instructive that real-world experience. This panel will discuss their experience with installing and operating charging stations, what went well and what did not and how they may approach future installations differently based upon what they have learned.




The Evolution of an Energy Company

  • Katie Kline, U.S. South Sales Manager, ExxonMobil

As one of the largest oil and refining companies in the world, ExxonMobil is often viewed as a monolithic stakeholder in transition of the transportation energy industry. As an energy company, ExxonMobil must stay ahead of the curve, anticipating how demand for energy may evolve and investing to ensure it can continue to support the needs of its customers. Kline will discuss the diversification of ExxonMobil’s portfolio, where the company sees the market heading and how it is positioning itself to remain a primary supplier of energy in the future. 



5:00pm – 7:00pm

Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 15




A Data-Centric Perspective on the Light Duty Vehicle Transition

  • Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, Cox Automotive

Industry observers recognize the volatility in headlines and corporate announcements regarding the pace of the light duty market’s transition to electric powertrains. The up and down sentiments surrounding this sector can lead to rash assumptions, misplaced investments, poorly advised policies and dysfunctional market developments. What is really going on and what should we expect going forward? This session will present a dispassionate analysis of the light duty vehicle market, help set realistic expectations about vehicle manufacturing plans and help level set where the market is heading and how quickly it might arrive there.

Jonathan Smoke — Chief Economist, Cox Automotive
Jonathan Smoke is Chief Economist & Economic Advisor for Cox Enterprises. As a senior vice president, Smoke leads the organization’s effort to track and forecast key aspects of the economic environment in which Cox Enterprises companies compete, including macro-economic trends, regional market variation, consumer segments and buying power, housing, and transportation.

In addition to being a key advisor to the Cox Communications and Cox Enterprises executive teams, Smoke serves as the Chief Economist for Cox Automotive and is a member of the automotive leadership team. Smoke leads the company’s effort in developing deep expertise in all aspects of the automotive transportation industry, the economic factors impacting U.S. vehicle buyers and the automotive division’s many business clients and partners.

For more than three decades, Smoke has focused on translating data and trends into relevant, actionable insights for the industries that represent the biggest purchases that consumers make in their lifetimes: real estate and automotive.

Prior to joining Cox Automotive, Smoke served as’s chief economist. Before that, he was the chief economist for Hanley Wood, a media and market intelligence company, and also served in a variety of roles at Beazer Homes, including senior vice president of strategy and innovation.

Smoke is an executive member of the board for the Atlanta Economics Club and is a member of the Conference of Business Economists, Harvard Industrial Economists and the National Association of Business Economists.  He speaks at major auto industry conferences such as the NADA and NIADA conventions, Automotive News World Congress, and Used Car Week. His views on the economy and the auto industry are featured regularly in industry and national news outlets such as Automotive News, Auto Remarketing, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Bloomberg, and CNBC. Follow him on X @SmokeonCars to keep up with the latest industry insights.

Smoke holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and religious studies from Rhodes College and a master’s degree in business from The University of Texas at Austin.




Future of Low Carbon Fuel Standards

  • Robin Vercruse, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuel Standard Coalition
  • Bob Larocque, CEO, Canadian Fuels Association
  • Will Hupman, Vice President, American Petroleum Institute
  • Neil Koehler, Policy Advisor, Renewable Fuels Association

A TEI study in 2021 found that 73% of life cycle emissions from ICE vehicles comes from the fuel combustion cycle. While regulations requiring certain power trains have gained traction in some jurisdictions, transitioning the entire fleet will take a very long time. Consequently, reducing the carbon intensity of the energy consumed by vehicles is a critical component to achieving meaningful reductions in emissions.  This session will evaluate the success of existing low carbon fuel standard programs, explore the potential expansion of such programs to additional and larger jurisdictions and discuss the opportunities and challenges such programs present to the market.

Will Hupman — Vice President, American Petroleum Institute
Will Hupman is Vice President of Downstream Policy at the American Petroleum Institute. His responsibilities include managing the development and implementation of policies in the fuels, marketing, refining, and downstream heath, environment, and safety sectors.

Prior to his role at API, Will led federal government affairs efforts for The Sherwin-Williams Company. He also previously served as Senior Director of Federal Relations at API where he advanced the association’s policy positions and developed advocacy strategies. Before joining API, Will worked as a Legislative Director and Counsel on Capitol Hill for two Members of Congress. Will received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University.

Neil Koehler — Policy Advisor, Renewable Fuels Association
Neil has over 40 years of experience in ethanol production, marketing and policy in the United States.  Mr. Koehler co-founded Pacific Ethanol in 2003 and served as its President and CEO until his retirement from the company in 2020.  Mr. Koehler served as the Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association from 2018-2020 and is now working with the RFA on the development of clean fuels policies throughout the United States.




Biofuels – The Near-Term Solution?

  • Karl Thomas, National Account Executive, Optimus Technologies
  • Matt Durler, Vice President Feed Development, ICM, Inc.
  • Jim Szybist, Head of Propulsion Science Section, Oak Ridge National laboratory

If reducing the carbon intensity of fuels is a critical element to achieving meaningful emissions reductions, the role of biofuels must not be overlooked. How the market leverages the lower carbon intensity of ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel will be critical, as will the ability of the biofuels sector to further lower the carbon intensity of their fuel products. There remain concerns about feedstock availability, especially with the increased focus on sustainable aviation fuels, and there remains lingering concerns about the impact of biofuels production on other sectors, such as food supplies and prices. This session will dive deep into the real impact of biofuels on the transportation sector and ancillary markets, the potential for expanding the use of such fuels and the trajectory for further reducing associated life cycle carbon emissions.

Matt Durler — Vice President Feed Development, ICM, Inc.
Matt Durler is the Vice President of Feed Development for ICM. In his role, he has led the development of value-added feed products to improve utilization and reduce the carbon intensity of distillers feeding systems.  This experience coupled with farmer focused field level programs seek to lower the carbon intensity of the agricultural production systems around modern biorefineries. By focusing on tailoring solutions that create value for ethanol biorefineries, farmers and animal feeders ICM is able to reduce waste improve the efficiency of the entire system. Matt is responsible for strategic producer engagement of farmers and feeders as well as the commercialization strategy of feed products created with ICM technologies.

Matt’s roots are in production agriculture, and he continues to be actively involved in the family farm and cattle ranch near Dodge City, Kansas. Prior to joining ICM, he spent 11 years at Conestoga Energy holding various roles from Plant Manager to Vice President of Marketing. Matt is a graduate of Washburn University, where he studied finance, economics and marketing. He earned his bachelor’s degree and MBA while playing college football.




Advanced Liquid Fuels

  • Lucy Liu, Senior Consultant, ERM
  • Laura Morris, Product Manager, Verde Clean Fuels

With a global objective to reach zero carbon emissions from transportation, options beyond current and traditional energy will be required. With a current global fleet of 1.5 billon ICE vehicles on the road today, all solutions will be necessary. Solutions that appeared impractical in the past are quickly being revisited and there is a growing need for innovative liquid fuel solutions. This session will examine some innovative solutions that can satisfy the need for lower carbon liquid energy, including e-fuels and alternative gasoline.

Lucy Liu — Senior Consultant, ERM
Lucy is a passionate young professional working across the low carbon transition landscape with expertise in the low carbon fuel, chemicals and hydrogen industry, and the policies that underpin them. At ERM, she provides clients from both private companies and government bodies with sustainable energy solutions rooted in technical expertise and engineering thinking to support their decarbonisation journey in a strategic manner. Her background is in Chemical Engineering, Sustainable Energy. Very recently, Lucy led the research project Evaluating the Viability of Commercially Deploying E-fuels in the Road Transport for the Transportation Energy Institute.

Laura Morris — Product Manager, Verde Clean Fuels
Laura Morris is the Senior Project Manager at Verde Clean Fuels. She is responsible for execution of Verde’s project portfolio, including EPC contractor management, JV/partner relationships, and project site activities. During her time at Verde she has supported business development and financing, managed Verde’s IP portfolio, and led multiple process improvement initiatives. Laura joined the company when it was known as Primus Green Energy, becoming a co-founder of Bluescape Clean Fuels in 2020 and supporting the transition to Verde Clean Fuels in 2023.

Prior to Verde, Laura held a variety of roles at ExxonMobil, primarily focused on Upstream Major Capital Projects and Procurement.

Laura received her BS in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Peering into the Crystal Ball – What developments might we expect in the next 10 years?

  • Graham Conway, SouthWest Research Institute
  • Dave Mullaney, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Mark Boyadjis, EY Parthenon
  • Megan Boutwell, Stillwater Associates

Projecting what the market will do in the future is challenging and never an exact science – there are too many variables that can disrupt its trajectory. However, understand what is under development today and could be affect the market in a meaningful way can be extremely valuable in developing long-terms strategies. This session will examine what developments we might expect to witness in the next 10 – 15 years.


Closing Comments 
John Eichberger



Who Will Be at TEI '24?

Take a look at who will be in the room during TEI ’24 this year. Interested? Register below to join us.
*Featured Speaker

Bob Anderson
Principal, Fuels Policy
Chevron Corporation

Paige Anderson
Director, Government Relations

Bailey Arnold
Director, Clean Air Initiatives
American Lung Association

Andy Austin
SVP New Business Innovation
Mansfield Oil Company

Ron Batey*
Senior Director, Refined Fuels Economics, Pricing and Operations
CHS Inc. (Cenex)

Trevor Boomstra
AlixPartners, LLP

Jessey Bouchard
Research Scientist
Aramco Research Center-Detroit

Randy Boucher
VP, Global Engineering
Franklin Electric Fueling Systems

Megan Boutwell
Stillwater Associates LLC

Mark Boyadjis
Director, Electrification & Advanced Mobility

Sara Brenden
Director of Market Development Operations
Growth Energy

Joseph Brooks
Field Advantage

Lou Burke
Manager of Retail Services
Phillips 66 Company

Joe Butler
Senior Director, Fuel Supply & Optimization
Pilot Travel Centers LLC

Jeff Carpenter
HBIIP Manager

Thereza Cevidanes
Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America

Denton Cinquegrana
Chief Oil Analyst
OPIS, A Dow Jones Company

Jeremy Cleron
Strategic Marketing Director
The Lubrizol Corporation

Genevieve Comtois
Senior Executive Adviser
Authentic Partners

Graham Conway
Southwest Research Institute

Tom Cronenberg
Director of BD & Transformational Projects
RaceTrac, Inc.

John-Paul Damico
Field Advantage

Luis Del
National Account Manager
BASF Corporation

Mary Dery
Director, Performance Additives
Innospec Fuel Specialties

Judge Dobrient
Vice President
Delek US

Karl Doenges*
Charging Analytics Program Executive Director

Jon Dryja
Sustainability Business Development Manager
Global Partners LP

Curt Dunafin
Manager, Energy Services

Matt Durler*
VP of Feed Development
ICM Inc.

Jeff Dzierzanowski
New Business Development Manager
Source North America Corporation
John Eichberger
Executive Director, Fuels Institute
Transportation Energy Institute
Dave Embertson
Erling Sales & Service

Keesha Esqueda
Director Fuels Compliance
Flint Hills Resources

Parrish Evans
Senior North America Director of Sales
OPW Retail Fueling

Andrew Falco
Market Development and Analytics Manager
Growth Energy

LeRoy Fitzgerald
Director, Strategic Sales
FreeWire Technologies
Victoria Flowers
Tribal Programs Leader
Oneida Engineering Solutions, LLC
Jennifer Forbess
Fuel Supply and Trading Manager
Kwik Trip, Inc.

Berit Foss
Director of Sustainability and Compliance

Marjorie Frankel
Director of Marketing and Communications
Transportation Energy Institute

Shelby Gamache
Manager, Clean Air
American Lung Association

Andrew Garrison
ExxonMobil Fuels

Joe George
President Cox Automotive Mobility
Cox Automotive

Chris Gilliland
Managing Director, Renewable Power and EV Charging
Phillips 66 Company

Jennifer Green
Quality & Additive Program Manager
CITGO Petroleum Corporation

James Hamilton
Global Product Manager – Fuel Quality
Gilberto Veeder-Root
John Harris
VP – Fuel & Tank Quality
Tanknology, Inc.

James Heckler
Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions and Investor Relations
Sunoco LP

Scott Heim
OPW Eastern Regional Sales Manager
OPW Retail Fueling

Stephen Hightower
Hightowers Petroleum LLC

Chip Hilarides
Vice President Quality and Stewardship
Flint Hills Resources

Joel Hirschboeck
SVP Fuel Supply Chain
GetGo Cafe+Market

Jeff Hove
Vice President
Transportation Energy Institute

Will Hupman*
VP – Downstream Policy
American Petroleum Institute

Tarun Isaac
AlixPartners, LLP

Philip Jones
Executive Director
Alliance for Transportation Electrification

Tom Jones
Director – Site Development

Mariah Judd
Director of Innovation
Colonial Pipeline

Brittany Kaplan
Head of Enterprise Sales
Electric Era Technologies

John Keller
Senior Vice President – Southwest
JF Petroleum Group

Patrick Kelly
Sr. Director Fuel & Vehicle Policy
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Heather Killough
Senior Director Strategy + Advocacy
S&P Global
Brian Kimmel
Executive Vice President, COO & CFO

Tammy Klein*
Transport Energy Strategies

Katie Kline*
Fuels Sales Manager – US South
ExxonMobil Fuels
Brian Kuebert
Director, Global e-Mobility Product
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Alex Kulinowski
Senior Technical Advisor
Afton Chemical Corporation

Cara LaRochelle*
Director of Sustainable Mobility
Delphi Canada

Bob Larocque*
Canadian Fuels Association

Jon Lee
Director, Sustainability and Low Carbon Strategy
British Petroleum

Tom Leone
Principal Engineer
Southwest Research Institute
Matt Leuck
Technical Manager
Neste US

Lucy Liu
Senior Consultant

Paul Machiele
Fuel Center Director
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Scott McCalmont
Solar Energy Technology Advisor
US Department of Energy

Tiina McCombie
Nat’l Petroleum Director, VP
National Energy Equipment

Maricela McKenzie
SVP of Sales
ChargerHelp, Inc.
Lonnie McQuirter*
Director of Operations
36 Lyn Refuel Station

Liz Menz
Director, Education and Special Projects
Transportation Energy Institute

John Metz
Sr. Director, Fuel Operations
Walmart Stores, Inc.

Kristi Moriarty
Senior Engineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Laura Morris
Project Manager
Verde Clean Fuels

Don Mukai
VP Innovation
S. Bravo Systems, Inc.

Mike Murphy*
EV Politics Project

Scott Negley
Senior Director, Product Management- Products & Systems
Dover Fueling Solutions

Karen Norwood-Hines
Product Manager
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
Eric Nyquist
SVP, Chief Impact Officer
William O’Braitis
Business Unit Leader
Oneida Engineering Solutions, LLC

Gabe Olives
EVP, Energy
Impact 21

Conner Olson
Senior Enterprise Account Executive
Electric Era Technologies

Daillard Paris
Director of Supply and Trading
Sheetz, Inc.

Tom Pocrnich
Director of Product

Joel Pudenz
Fuel Supply Manager
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.
Lang Reynolds
Vice President Site Implementation and Operations
Electric Era Technologies
Simon Richards
Xpress Natural Gas LLC

Austin Robida
Product Manager
CHS Inc. (Cenex)

Michael Roman
CertainPoint Strategies L.L.C.
Adam Rosenblatt*
Bold Decision Consulting LLC

Samantha Ruhser
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.

Ronald Sabia
Chairman of the Board

Marc Saleh
Lead Consultant
Mobility Futures Lab

Jon Scharingson
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives
Chevron Renewable Energy Group

Prentiss Searles
Director – Fuels, Marketing, and Vehicles
American Petroleum Institute

Scott Sharabura*
Vice President, EV Charging
Parkland USA

Scott Shepard
Director, Transparency & Insights
Center for Sustainable Energy

Dave Shreve
Senior Manager, Strategic Planning
Cummins, Inc.

Thomas Shyr
AlixPartners, LLP

Carrie Simms
Retail Fuels Manager – West
ExxonMobil Fuels

Anila Siraj
EV Practice Lead
Impact 21

Jonathan Smoke*
Chief Economist
Cox Automotive

James Szybist*
Section Head Propulsion Science
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Amy Talarico
Marketing Director
Field Advantage

Tom Tiejen
Vice President, Xerxes

Robin Vercruse*
Executive Director
Low Carbon Fuels Coalition

Brian West
Chief Automotive Engineer
West Energy and Environment Associates LLC

Sarah West
Director of Conferences & Industry Content
Petroleum Equipment Institute

Peter Wilding
Casey’s General Stores, Inc.

Robert Wimmer
Director, Energy and Environmental Research
Toyota Motor North America

Erin Wroge
Sr. Director, Energy Marketing
CHS Inc. (Cenex)

Aaron Young
Senior Manager, Commercial
Electrify America, LLC

Lexi Young
Director of Marketing
S. Bravo Systems, Inc.

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Travel Accommodations

The Lofton Hotel, a Hilton Tapestry Collection property
601 1st Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1409
Room Rate: $189 plus tax 

While there is an attendee room rate, each attendee is responsible for making their own hotel reservations.
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Electric Vehicle Council Meeting

This meeting will be held on Monday, May 13th from 1-5 pm

For more information on how to participate on the EV Council, please contact Jeff Hove at

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