About e4Mobility Alliance

The LAEDC e4Mobility Alliance’s mission is to promote and further develop Southern California as the leader in advanced transportation including maximizing plug-in electric, natural gas and fuel cell vehicle adoption rates; fleet conversion; ride sharing and a range of e-mobility solutions that will enhance a robust manufacturing cluster and infrastructure deployment resulting in job growth and investment through appropriate levels of public and private funding; technology transfer; workforce development; and policy initiatives.


Join E4 Mobility Alliance

To join the E4 Mobility Alliance, please complte the contact form below.  If you have questions or wish to bring an issue to the attention of team, send an email to Misha Houser at LAEDC.


1. Continue to market LA County as an Advanced Transportation Capital

  • Update existing brochures on e-Mobility and Bioenergy
  • Increase focus for LA as an international e-Mobility capital with FDI as a focus
  • Create case studies on LA County and companies that are doing well
  • Create brochures on energy storage, fuel cells, and smart grid
  • Consider sponsorship opportunities at cleantech events as they surface
  • Leverage LA Auto Show
  • Leverage Center

2. Continue to leverage the intellectual property, research and workforce training at our workforce investment boards, colleges and universities.

  • Consider hosting a joint conference with major research universities
  • Engage more with FLOW
  • Leverage C-5
  • Hold a workshop on IP and a webinar
  • Identify universities and colleges who have gaps in IP, collect information on IP for universities
  • Leverage InLA

3. Ensure Southern California gets an increased share of local, state and federal funding for e-Mobility

  • Monitor funding sources
  • Aggressively pursue funding sources to sustain and grow Center presence
  • Continue cohosting events and workshops with SCAG (create branding for it) and bring on other organizations to grow distribution list

4. Improve eCarFests

  • Create improved branding for eCarFests: one for consumers and one for fleets
  • Target old car festivals and streetfestivals
  • Industry eCarFests—partner with colleges and universities
  • Participate in event planning meetings for major conferences to shape panel/sessions
  • Hold a total of four in 2014
  • Integrate workforce training into eCarFests

5. Remove Obstacles for Alt Fuel Vehicles in Municipal Fleets

  • Partner with Clean Cities organizations, MEMA, OPR, NAFA
  • Communicate options via webinar and other communication tools for replacing vehicles
  • Consider how to move startups into fleets and how to move consumer products to consumers
  • Remove obstacles for Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Municipalities with replacement of vehicle incentives and municipal leases/master finance plans. Communication of options
  • Partner with MEMA and OPR and NAFA

6. Develop Legislative Agenda

  • Create leave behinds
  • Dedicated trips to Sacramento
  • Consider local and federal initiatives as well
  • Leverage Zero Emission Vehicle Guidebook
  • Maximize cap-and-trade revenue, AB 118, and Carl Moyer programs for clean transportation, consistent with local Sustainable Communities Strategies including transit, ridesharing, alternative fueling infrastructure, pilot projects (e.g., workplace and multi-family housing), research and development, etc.

7. Create Cluster Development Strategy

  • RICO Process with a focus on waste to energy and energy storage
  • Growing Waste to Energy Opportunities in Los Angeles County through initiatives such as RPS, Low-Carbon Fuel Standard—creating high-wage, high-value jobs while simultaneously reducing and diverting waste from landfills, reducing GHG emissions and powering our alternative fuels (renewable natural gas, hydrogen, renewable and bio diesel, and electricity)
  • Continue Cleantech Portal

Meeting Schedule

The e4Mobility Alliance meets on semi-monthly on the first Thursday and second Thursday of the month from 10am-11:30am.  For additional information contact Misha Houser at LAEDC.

Membership and Contact info

Members are individuals involved in work with advanced transportation, alternative fuels and electric propulsion, based in Southern California.  Elected officials are also encouraged to join and support growth of this industry and its jobs.  See the “Join” link above on this page.  The primary contact for E4 Mobility Alliance is Misha Houser at [email protected].  Co-Chairs Jeff Joyner or Rick Teebay, may be contacted at (Jeff) [email protected] and (Rick) [email protected] .

For media inquiries, please contact Lawren Markle at [email protected]



Membership list last updated on 8/13/2014

David Abel ABL Inc.
Tedd Abramson zero truck
Allan Abshez Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Ramon Abueg City of Glendale
Vaughan Acton Cal Poly Pomona Foundation
John Adams Gensler
Delyte Adams-Lawrence ABL Inc.
Rashma Agarwal Consulate General of Canada
Kirk Aguilera Hays Companies
Leeor Alpern AQMD
Feng An US-China Clean Tech Center (UCCTC)
Jono Anderson Booz & Company
Jeff Anderson CalCharge
Neal Anderson CleanTech Los Angeles
Marco Anderson Southern California Association of Governments
Henryetta Andrade UAW
Steven Anthony Southern California Gas Company
Raffy Ardhaldjian Formula E
Leticia Arias US Commercial Service
Doug Arsenault Valley Industry & Commerce Association
Pablo Artaza Technical College (Van Nuys Location)
Chris Atwater Liberty Plug-Ins
Eric Aukee Perkins+Will
Michael Banner Los Angeles Local Development Corporation
Leticia Barajas Los Angeles Trade -Technical College
Leslie Baroody State of California California Energy Commission
Dustan Batton CalInnovates
Samantha Beasley Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Zacharias Beckman Hyrax LLC
Omer Benli CalState Long Beach
Holger Besch Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Evan Birenbaum Southern California Edison
Mike Bissonette AeroVironment Inc.
Pamela Blackwell Pasadena Art Center
Forrest Blake DTZ
David Blekhman CalState LA
Michael Boehm UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
John Boesel CALSTART
Josh Boone PEV Collaborative
Charles Botsford AeroVironment Inc.
La Ronda Bowen California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Jeff Boynton City of La Mirada
Karl Brier JP Morgan Chase Bank
Gigi Brown Chubb Insurance
Frances Brown Ernst & Young
Tyler Brown Daimler
Cynthia Burch Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Michael Bushey Southern California Edison
Chris Buthe CMTC
Viggo Butler United Airports Limited
K. Calderon Labor Lawyers
Christopher Carey City National Bank
Yolanda Castro Selaco WIB
Steven Center American Honda Motor Company
Bohuslav Cerven NBC Universal
Steve Chadima Advanced Energy Economy
Bryan Chambers Veolia
Deborah Chan PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Justin Chan PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ken Chawkins SoCal Gas Company
Blake Christian Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP
Alan Chu PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Miyuki Chung DBS Bank Ltd. Los Angeles Agency
Lennie Ciufo Los Angeles Valley College
Timothy Closson Anthem Blue Cross
William Collier Keesal, Young & Logan
Elsie Considine CalPoly Pomona
Yair Crane E2 ManageTech, Inc.
Wade Crowfoot Office of Governor Jerry Brown
Lisa Cruz Wells Fargo Bank
Ned Curic Toyota
Marvin Da Costa Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Pat Dacy 3V Signs & Graphics
Vera Dalmatoff McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Tam Dang Selaco WIB
Carl Davidson Chubb & Son
Eldon Davidson El Camino College
Jeremy Davies VerdeXchange
Saloman Davila Pasadena City College
Rhona Davis Sony
Peter Davis
Paul De La Cerda East Los Angeles College
Jeremy Del Real Center for Sustainable Energy
Rob DelCore Hydrogenics
Carol Denning NRG Thermal
Sandip Desai Cass Customization
J.R DeShazo UCLA School of Public Affairs, Luskin Center for I
Marc Deutsch Nissan
Kenneth Devore Southern California Edison
David DeWitt American Honda Motor Company
John Di Carlo Windes & McClaughry Accountancy Corporation
LaDonna DiCamillo Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation
John Dmohowski PortTech LA
Eileen Doohan McGrath Doohan Consulting
Jodi Dorman Chubb Insurance
David Dowell CalState Long Beach
Thierry Dubois Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Donna Duffy Trams International
Eric Duyshart City of Pasadena
Christine Dzilvelis AltCar Expo
Tyson Eckerle Office of Governor Jerry Brown
Andy Eklov EBUS, Inc.
Allison Ellingson Cerrell Associates, Inc.
Norman Emerson
Elizabeth Emmens Chubb Group
Sam Emmerson Better World
Len Engel Antelope Valley Transit
Donna Estacio American Airlines
Janelle Etchepare Manpower
Howard Evans CalPoly Pomona
Phillip Father Prairie Fire
C. Felix City of Lomita
Alan Fernandez Los Angeles County
Mike Ferry CCSE
Vivian Fiel AeroVironment Inc.
Stephen Finnegan Automobile Club of Southern California
Kathleen Flanagan Loyola Marymount University
Macaria Flores Cerrell Associates, Inc.
Macaria Flores Cerrell Associates, Inc.
Brendan Flynn LA Auto Show
Charlie Forrest C.Forrest & Company, LLC
Charles Forrest SF Advisors, LLC
John Frala Rio Hondo College
Marcos Frommer American Honda Motor Company
Rajit Gadh UCLA Smart Grid Energy Research Center
Candice Gantt Southern California Edison
Michelle Garakian City of Los Angeles
Steve Garcia CalPoly Pomona
Mark Garcia Dentons
Sam Garrison Caruso Affiliated
Brian Gavidia Congressmember Cardenas
Dan Gentry Port of Los Angeles
Kenneth Gillespie William Blair
Christopher Girdwood Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp.
Tamara Gishri Center for Sustainable Energy
Rebecca Glass Turner Construction
Paul Glenney
Rob Gluck High Lantern Group
Craig Golden Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Craig Golden Chubb Insurance
Forouzan Golshani CalState Long Beach
Belle Gomez Cerritos College
Julia Gonzalez City of Pico Rivera
Justin Goodkind Growthink
Justin Goodkind Growthink
Suzanne Gordin Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network
Rebecca Granite-Johnson City of Glendale
Matthew Grazier Nixon Peabody LLP
Sharon Green Los Angeles County Sanitation District
Marvin Green Schneider Electric
T Gubatan Southern Economic Development Council
Kristine Guerrero League of California Cities
Lonnie Guinn City of Santa Monica
Jose Gutierrez LA City
David H
Monica Hagan UCLA
Norman Hajjar Plug Insights
Kourosh Hangafarin American Logistics International, LLC.
Gretchen Hardison Department of Water and Power City of Los Angeles
Ed Harte Southern California Gas Company
Michael Hartrick Chrysler
Ben Harvey Southern California Edison
Brett Hauser Greenlots
Larry Hayashigawa AeroVironment Inc.
Kristen Helsel AeroVironment Inc.
Maral Hernandez IEEP
Genevieve Herreria Bay Area Council
Norman Hickling Supervisor Antonovich
Thomas Hill East West Bank
Mitja Hinderks LITUS Inc.
James Holtz BYD
Daniel Hom US Bank
Rex Hong Cathay Bank
Lewis Horne CBRE
Jeff Horowitz ICET-USA
Jeff Horowitz US China Cleantech
Matt Horton Southern California Association of Governments
Matt Horton Proterra
Chris Hostetter Toyota
Debra Hotaling Ford
James Hsu Squire Sanders (US) LLP
Sean Hughes US Bank
Tim Huntzinger Huntzinger Design Studio
Javed Hussain Veolia Water
Jesse Ibarra NHS of LA County
Amy Ingram Chubb Insurance
petros ioannou USC
Megan Jelley LibertyPak/OES
Brad Jensen San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership
Beth Jines Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Yvonne Jonason Employment Training Panel
Jacquelyn Jones AECOM
Paul Jones OCBC
Lisa Jordan Port of Los Angeles
Lisa Jordan Port of Los Angeles
Jeet Joshee CalState Long Beach
Jeffrey Joyner Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Deborah Kallick Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Samuel Kang Candidate, Duarte City Council
Susannah Keagle Nixon Peabody LLP
Christine Kehoe PEV Collaborative
Kevin Kelleher NRG Thermal
Stephen Kennedy Canadian Consulate
Ron Kent SoCal Gas Company
Alexander Keros General Motors
Craig Keys USC
Kamyar Khashayar East Los Angeles College
Jeff Kightlinger Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Mike Kimball SoCal Solar Aggregation
Wayne King LA City/Clean Cities
Scott Kitcher Cleantech OC
Ed Kjaer Southern California Edison
Joseph Klauzar Morgan Stanley
Beaudry Kock Plugshare
Hideharu Kojima KPMG LLP
Brian Koster Zenith Motors
Edward Kramlich Union Bank
Andrew kugler Mayer Brown
Martin Kunz Chubb Insurance
Ed La Rocque Toyota
Robert Lagace JP Morgan Chase Bank
Rich Lambros Southern California Leadership Council
Robert Langford American Honda Motor Company
Robert Larson California Association of Sanitation Agencies
First name Last name Company
William Lay PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Chang Lee City of Glendale
Steve Lefever City of South Gate
Maryline Lewett Schneider Electric
Cris Liban LACMTA
Adam Link California Association of Sanitation Agencies
Hannah Linkenhoker Noah Mamet and Associates
Frank Lopez Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Wei Xi Lu China Southern Airlines
Josie Lu Southern California Gas Company
Jim Lucas SoCal Gas Company
Christine Luong e2
Maricela Macias Canadian Consulate
David Magilnick PDS Tech
Jannet Malig Cerritos College
Keith Malone California Fuel Cell Partnership
Jeffrey Mankey Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
Antonio Manning JP Morgan Chase Bank
Antonio Manning JP Morgan Chase Bank
Chris Margaronis Metro
Matt Marquez City of Commerce
Curtis Martin Antelope Valley Clean Cities
Christopher Martin, FAIA AC Martin Partners, Inc.
Christopher Martin, FAIA AC Martin Partners, Inc.
David Mathewson Port of Los Angeles
Colin Maynard Western States Petroleum Association
Kenneth McDonald Long Beach Transit
Robert McGeachy Chrysler
Tom McGrath Resource Bioenergy
Mike McGraw Occidental Petroleum
Daniel McMillan Jones Day
Jacque McMillan Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
James McWalters DBS Bank Ltd. Los Angeles Agency
Greg Medeiros Centennial Founders
J Meelus
Sanjay Mehta City of Glendale
Maria Mejia GrassrootsLab
Bruce Melgar UrbanX Renewables Group
Alex Mena ISD – LA County
Robert Meyer Employment Training Panel
Glyn Milburn Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
Mike Miller Maverick Angels
Mike Miller Wild Horse Labs
Victoria Minetta Workforce Investment Board
George Minter Southern California Gas Company
Sara Mitchell Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA)
David Molnar HSBC Bank USA
Daina Moore LAEDC
Stanley Moore Overton Moore Properties
David Mora JP Morgan Chase Bank
Mark Morehouse William Blair
Mike Morey Bolton & Company
Vickere Murphy California State Senate
Karen Nakai CalState Long Beach
Jason Nelson Exelis Inc.
Jeff Newman Caltrans
Torye Nguyen University of Phoenix
maria nieto Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
Steve Nissen NBCUniversal
Rose Nordbrock Hays Companies
Mike Nuby Southern California Edison
Jonathan Oakley AeroVironment Inc.
Maura O’Connor O’Connor Cochran LLP
Terry O’Day NRG
CJ O’Donnell Ford
Brendan O’Donnell —chargepoin+
Felix Oduyemi Southern California Edison
Maurice Oillataguerre City of Glendale
Steven Olson O’Melveny & Myers
Romel Pacual Department of Water and Power City of Los Angeles
Katie Papadimitriu Schneider Electric
Nikhil Parchure Complete Coach Works
Reina Pereira LA City
Matt Petteruto Orange County Business Council
Byron Pinckert HPA
R Poblano Pasadena Art Center
Javier Polanco LA City
Helen Pollock High Lantern Group
Charles Pomeroy McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Julia Potter California State University, Northridge
Hossein Pourmand USC
Teresa Powell-Caldwell WET Design
Pat Proano , P.E., MPA Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Alex Pugh Southern California Edison
Omar Pulido Los Angeles World Airports
Michael Quindazzi PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Frank Ramirez Office of Governor Jerry Brown
Tricia Ramos Santa Monica College
Paul Relis CR & R
Catherine Rhee Consultant, US Small Business Administration
David Riccitiello Supervisor Mark Ridley’s Office
Neal Roche ACTON, Inc.
Michael Rockwood Associated Los Angeles
Patrick Rodriguez US Small Business Association
Linda Rose State Farm Insurance Companies
Linda Rose State Farm Insurance Companies
Norman Ross
Kati Rubinyi Civic Projects Consulting
Scott Rubke Glendale Community College
Raul Salinas AlvaradoSmith
Sallie Salinas Orange County One Stop
Colin Santulli Center for Sustainable Energy
Wes Schaefer American Business Bank
Dan Schaub SF Advisors
Todd Scherwin Fisher & Phillips LLP
Holly Schroeder Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporat
Robert Schuda McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
Nick Schultz Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network
Brett Schulz Moisa Bolton & Company
Steven Schuyler Building Industry Association of Southern Californ
Paul Scott Plug-In America
Eric Seilo Southern California Edison
Patty Senecal Western States Petroleum Association
Erick Serrato Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network
Kara Seward Senator Fran Pavley
Elizabeth Shapiro BizFed
Brian Shedd UCLA
Heather Shepard Center for Sustainable Energy
Rick Shepherd Bus & Coach America
Jolie Sheppick Orange County Workforce Investment Board
Amy Shimshon-Santo Art Center College of Design
Elan Shore California Fuel Cell Partnership
Ted Shove City of El Segundo
Rose Siengsubcharti Environmental Planning Division, Port of Long Beac
Fred Silver CALSTART
Khalid Simjee NRG Energy
Jody Skenderian University of Phoenix
Coby Skye County of Los Angeles
Steven Sloan Wells Fargo Bank
Matt Sloustcher Honda
Christopher Smith Miyamoto International, Inc.
Rick Smith Veolia Water
Wayne Smutz UCLA Extension
Mark Sobelman ACT Chargers
Mark Sogomian Ernst & Young
Brissa Sotelo-Vargas Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company
D. Souders SoCal Gas Company
Rod Spackman Chevron
Benny Stapleton Jones Lang LaSalle
Mark Stefanos IBM
Renae Steichen Collaborative Economics
Henry Stern Office of Senator Pavley
Louis Stewart Governor’s Office
Chris Stoddart NewFlyer
Ben Stone US Renewables Group
Paul Storey CalPoly Pomona
Bruce Swope
Tod Sword Southern California Edison
Michael Swords CleanTech Los Angeles
Brian Swords Consulate General of Japan
Mike Swords LA Cleantech Incubator
Hidemi Takada-Fulcher IBM
Jessica Tang UCLA
Dean Taylor Southern California Edison
Rick Teebay County of Los Angeles
Stephen Thompson Canadian Consulate
Jeff Tillman Crowe Horwath LLP
James Tillman NRG Thermal
Terri Toennies LA Auto Show
Jasna Tomic CALSTART
Stan Tomsic PortTech Los Angeles
Frank Torres California State Assembly
Jesse Torres Long Beach City College
Michael Tosca Center for Transportation and the Environment
Greg Totten Totten Tubes
Robert Tower US Bank
Sylvie Trnkova Czech Republic
Mina Trujillo National Association of Women Business Owners, Los
Phillip Tsui Trammell Crow
Tammy Tucker Anthem Blue Cross
Eileen Tutt Caletc
Darnell Tyler NBCUniversal
Pravin Ugalat KPMG LLP
Lisa Umeda City of Glendale
Diane Ung Foley & Lardner LLP
Ashish Vaidya CalState LA
Lupe Valdez Union Pacific Railroad
Glenn Valn Polanen US Embassy, Netherlands
Irene Valverde Gumbiner Savett Inc.
John van den Heuvel Consulate General of the Netherlands
Peter van Deventer Consulate General of the Netherlands
Corinne Verdery NBCUniversal
Catherine Von Burg LibertyPak/Ojai Energy Systems
Barry Waite City of Carson
Fred Walti II CleanTech Los Angeles
Kecia Washington Los Angeles Department of Water & Power
Tsukasa Watanabe PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Larry Watkins AQMD
Sean Watson Pew Clean Energy Program
Jim Watson CMTC
Keith Weaver Sony Pictures
Alysha Webb China EV Blog
Esther Wee Cathay Bank
Benny Wei China Southern Airlines
Alex Weil Marine Oil Technology
Chuck White Waste Management
Brett Williams Center for Sustainable Energy
Tony Williamson TTSI
Tom Wingard Alston & Bird LLP
L Wixom Proterra
Lawrence Wnuk CALSTART
Michael Woo CalPoly Pomona
Jerry Wood Gatway Cities COG
Kevin Wood Center for Sustainable Energy
Gillian Wright Southern California Gas Company
Kenji Yoshida PricewaterhouseCoopers
Betty Young Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Miguel Zermeno LA City
Joanna Zhang PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Lacey Butterfield Communications
Paula Complete Coach Works
Linda Performance Excellence Partners
Larrikin Entertainment
Michael Long Funding
Soroptimist International of Long Beach
Kami Starline Tours
Don US Hybrid


What is Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California?

The LAEDC is a key founding partner of the Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California, a resource to foster growth of this industry, including alternate fuels, innovative new changes in modes of transportation inclusing autonomous vehicles and more. The Advanced Transportation Center of Southern California has recently been established to promote these technologies and assist this industry cluster as it grows successfully, which will lead to well-paying, skilled jobs, and add economic strength to the region.  Here is a quick overview of the work this Center is undertaking.  Learn more by visiting the website.


Co-Chairs of the E4 Mobility Alliance

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Jeff Joyner,
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Rick Teebay,
L.A. County Office
of Sustainability
JoAnne Stewart,
Gladstein, Neandross & Assoc

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