The 5th Sustainable Transportation Summit!
Join Commuting Solutions for the 5th Sustainable Transportation Summit on Oct. 28! This year’s theme, “Driving Innovation for the Future” will look at how electrification of transportation can make a great impact on sustainable transportation and ways it will affect Colorado.
Topics will include electrification, trends in our state and nation, and what’s currently happening as well as what lies ahead in Colorado. Speakers will include local and state officials, as well as industry leaders from outside Colorado.
Join Commuting Solutions to learn, network and inspire others in your community about being more sustainable!
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Commissioner, California Energy Commission
Patty was appointed to the commission in April 2019 by Gov. Gavin Newsom and she currently serves as the Energy Commission’s Science/Engineering position as well as the lead commissioner on transportation. She has dedicated her career toward advancing clean technologies and cutting harmful pollution while having a focus on equity.
Before joining the Energy Commission, Patty served as the Transportation Program Director for the Energy Foundation where she guided campaigns across the United States that advanced electric transportation and more efficient vehicles.
Patty has worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists in several roles, including Director of the California office and Deputy Director of Clean Vehicles.
Patty received a Bachelor of Science from UC Berkley and holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Analysis and Policy from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Executive Director, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)
Elise joined SWEEP in January 2021, and was previously served as a Boulder County Commissioner for eight years where she focused on climate action, sustainability, equity and multimodal transportation issues.
While serving as commissioner, Elise represented Boulder on the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), served as the DRCOG representative to the Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee from 2014 to 2020, and served on the Regional Air Quality Council from 2009 to 2019.
Elise holds a Bachelor’s Degree in natural Resources from Cornell University and a Master’s Degree in Resource Policy, Planning and Administration from the University of Michigan.
Nadia El Mallakh
Area Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Ventures, Excel Energy
Nadia designs and leads the company’s efforts to identify and create partnerships focused on innovative solutions for customers and achieving other Xcel Energy strategic priorities. She also oversees the electric vehicle team at Xcel Energy.
Prior to working with Xcel, Nadia led the development and implementation of Energy Future Collaborations at Xcel Energy. She has been with Xcel since 2007.
Nadia holds a Master’s Degree in City Planning, a Law Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies from the University of California at Berkley.
Executive Director, Colorado Department of Transportation
Shoshana is charged with leading CDOT in planning for and addressing Colorado’s transportation needs and overseeing more than 3,000 employees statewide and an annual budget over more than $2 billion.
Prior to working for the state, Shoshana served as Chief Operating Office for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation and was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Shoshana received a Bachelor of Arts in History at Harvard College and received her Master’s Degree in History from Northwestern University.
Executive Director, Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Tyler became Executive Director in 2019 and leads the membership-based organization as it develops a new model for building smarter communities and regions.
Tyler previously started and led the connected and automated technology program at the Colorado Department of Transportation, where he managed a portfolio of more than $100 million in connected and autonomous technology projects.
Tyler also led the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalitions while at the American Lung Association where he worked to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector through fleet auditing, educational events and test drives, research and programming.
Executive Director, Colorado Energy Office
Will joined the Colorado Energy Office in 2019 and was appointed Executive Director by Gov. Jared Polis. Will’s background spans transportation electrification, sustainable transportation, smart growth, electric vehicle policy, clean energy finance, green building policy, local government policy and regional planning.
Prior to joining the state, Will was the Transportation Program Director at the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, served as a Boulder County Commissioner for eight years where he led the effort to create and adopt a countywide Sustainable Energy Plan, the BuildSmart Green Building Code, the EnergySmart program and the ClimateSmart Loan Program.
Will received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago.
Welcome & Introductions
Planning and Building Safety Director, City of Louisville
Board Chairperson, Commuting Solutions
Rob has been the Planning and Building Safety Director for the City since 2016 where he oversees all aspects of long-range and current planning for the City of Louisville.
He has worked as both a private sector planning consultant in New Mexico and public sector City Planner in several communities around the Denver Metro region.
Rob is currently the Chairperson of Commuting Solutions Board of Director.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Master of Science in Community Planning from the University of Arizona.
Thank You to Our 2021 Signature Event Sponsors
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Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Boulder-Longmont Realtor Association
Denver Regional Council of Governments/Way to Go
Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
Interlocken Owners Association
University of Colorado Boulder
Regional Air Quality Council
Via Mobility Services