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Advanced Transportation Workforce Needs Luncheon

October 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Is your business having trouble finding talent for advanced transportation systems like electric vehicle design, autonomous vehicle tech, battery systems, alt fuels, emerging modes of transit or other sustainable technologies for future vehicles?  Then please attend the Advanced Transportation Supplier Network Workforce Needs Luncheon, hosted by LAEDC and the e4 Mobility Alliance.
Thursday October 11th, 2018
10am – 1pm

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Virgin Hyperloop One

Karen leads Virgin Hyperloop One’s Talent Operations, supporting the company’s exponential and global growth as it invests in the brilliant men and women building the hyperloop. Karen works to create an environment in which each and every employee feels happy, challenged, and well-equipped to deliver the future of transportation.

Karen joined Virgin Hyperloop One in June 2016 as the 6th person at the company’s test site in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, she hired and developed the team which was instrumental to bringing our full-scale hyperloop test system to life.


Elise is currently In Charge of HR and Talent Acquisition for EVELOZCITY – a US based EV start-up with a mission to design, develop and deliver competitive, capable and connected electric vehicle, developed for urban needs. Elise is an HR Executive with 12 years experience across engineering, and retail industries, and industry associations across Asia Pacific, and the US. She is also an advisory board member for Gladeo – a non-profit dedicated to helping bridge the gap between school and work for underserved children. Prior to EVELOZCITY, Elise worked across all generalist HR fields, executive search and employment law. Elise is recognized for her ability to adapt HR operations to the individual in a scaleable, and innovative way.

CA Employment Training Panel

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed him as Assistant Executive Director of ETP in May of 2012 where he’s focused on external affairs, climate policy and apprenticeship training. Mr. Cooper manages $3 million annually from the ETP’s Interagency Agreement with the California Energy Commission through its Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) as well as ETP’s annual $22 million apprenticeship program. He also participates on the Governor’s Interagency Working Group on Zero Emission Vehicles on behalf of ETP. He served as a senior program manager and legislative advocate for the California Labor Federation from 2000 to 2012, working primarily on low-wage worker issues, environmental policy and workforce development. He has worked for trade unions on the local, state, national and international level.

Tyson Eckerle serves as the Deputy Director of Zero Emission Vehicle Infrastructure in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). In this role, he focuses on coordinating resources to streamline the development of hydrogen and electric vehicle charging stations. Prior to joining GO-Biz, Tyson served as Executive Director of Energy Independence Now (EIN), where he and his team developed the Hydrogen Network Investment Plan with input from multiple stakeholders. Tyson holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of California, Davis and a Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Presented by LAEDC’s e4 Mobility Alliance, State of California’s Employment Training Panel, and The Center for a Competitive Workforce.


October 11, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Nixon Peabody
300 S. Grand Ave, 41st floor
Los Angeles,CA90071United States
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