Maria DiBiase Eisemann
Advanced Clean Energy Advisor | Colorado Energy Office
Read more about Maria
In her role as Senior Transportation Policy Analyst for the Colorado Energy Office, Maria develops and evaluates policy and studies on clean fuels and zero emission vehicles and technologies. She serves as chair of the Colorado Electric Vehicle Coalition and its Policy and EV Equity subgroups. She represented the office in the development and implementation of the Regional Electric Vehicle West MOU with eight other western states. She was also lead in the development of the 2020 Colorado Electric Vehicle Plan released in April 2020. Prior to her employment at the Colorado Energy Office, Maria was Coordinator of Northern Colorado Clean Cities. She also spent 7 years at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington D.C. in the Office of Compliance working on air regulatory issues, rulemakings, and voluntary compliance incentives. Before and after working at the EPA, she worked for the National Center for Vehicle Emissions Control and Safety at Colorado State University on the National Tampering Surveys, On Board Diagnostic’s research and outreach, and helping to organize the annual National Mobile Sources Clean Air Conference. Maria also spent 2.5 years with the US Peace Corps in the Philippines.
Environmental Protection Specialist | Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Read more about Matt
Matt Goble is an Environmental Protection Specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, specializing in the policy and operations of clean fleet vehicle funding programs.
Prior to joining the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Matt spent close to a decade working for the Regional Air Quality Council in Denver where he managed a multitude of emission reduction programs, including ALT Fuels Colorado, which funded over $20 million worth of clean medium & heavy duty vehicles across Colorado.
Matt earned his BA in Political Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Senior Engineer | National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Read more about John
John Gonzales is a senior engineer for technical assistance and deployment of alternative fuel vehicles for the Clean Cities Coalition Network, a position housed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He works with the Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum and researches gaseous fuel storage equipment. In addition to his natural gas expertise, John spends considerable time providing technical assistance on a variety of propane and electric vehicle projects.
Before coming to NREL, John worked for the Natural Fuels Corporation promoting natural gas as an alternative fuel for automobiles, trucks, and buses. As the fleet manager for Adams 12 Five Star School District in suburban Denver, Colorado—a district of 42,000 students—he was responsible for 140 school buses and 120 support vehicles, also overseeing vehicle maintenance and custodial equipment. John’s hands-on experience helps him relate to the concerns of fleet managers who are adopting and using a variety of alternative fuels and advanced technologies.
John graduated from the University of Southern Colorado with a B.S. in automotive parts and service management. He has served as a board member for the American Lung Association of Colorado, as chairman of the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition, and as chairman for the Colorado Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association.
Assistant Director | Colorado Department Of Transportation Office of Innovative Mobility
Read more about Mike
Michael King is the Assistant Director of Electrification & Energy for the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Office of Innovative Mobility. In this role he specializes in program and policy development for vehicle electrification, alternative fuels, and other emerging transportation technologies.
During his decade with CDOT, Michael has worked on a variety of projects ranging from the development of the 2040 Statewide Transportation Plan, management of Colorado’s allocation of the Volkswagen Settlement, and the creation of the Mobility Choice Blueprint for the Denver Metro. Current focus areas include the expansion of the statewide DC fast-charging network via the National EV Infrastructure (NEVI) program, the integration of zero-emission vehicles into transit agency fleets through the state’s Clean Transit Enterprise, and transitioning medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets to zero emission options through the Colorado Clean Truck Strategy.
Prior to joining CDOT, he studied International Development with a focus on Sustainable Urban Development at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and spent three years working for nonprofit and government agencies in Latin America.
Read more about Jessie
As CALSTART’s Lead Project Manager for Trucks, Jessie is dedicated to advancing clean commercial vehicle technologies. Jessie partners with industry and public agencies to help ensure that clean vehicles and infrastructure are available, affordable, and dependable. She is driven by a passion to protect air quality and public health, fight the climate crisis, and protect the most vulnerable in our communities.
Prior to joining CALSTART, Jessie worked with RMI and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) to advance trucking efficiency and electrification. Her background also includes work on transit bus electrification, charging infrastructure buildout, policy, urban sustainability, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, and project management. Jessie served as the City and County of Denver’s Sustainability Program Coordinator before joining RMI. Jessie earned a M.Sc. in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources from Colorado State University and a BA in International Studies from the University of Missouri. Jessie is the Co-Lead of the Colorado Front Range Chapter of Women of EVs (WEV).
Sr Community Affairs Manager | Black Hills Energy
Read more about Julie
Robert Spotts – President
Mobility Analytics Program Manager | Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
Read more about Robert
Robert manages DRCOG’s Mobility Analytics Program, focusing on air quality, regional congestion, and travel modeling. He works with regional, state, and federal agencies to prepare environmental analyses of regional transportation plans and leads DRCOG’s transportation planning/environmental integration activities, including working towards the DRCOG Board’s goals to drastically reduce greenhouse gases from the transportation sector.
Robert earned his BA in Geography and his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado – Denver. He has worked at DRCOG since 2007, including time as a Travel Modeling Technician and a Transportation Improvement Program Planner.
Ian Stern-Markovitz – Board Treasurer
Sales Manager Bus & Transit Central Region | ABB e-mobility
Read more about Ian
Ian graduated with honors from the University of Vermont in 2009 with a B.A. in Political Science, focusing on Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development. He has worked in various roles in sustainability and energy efficiency, ranging from Residential Energy Surveyor for DNV/KEMA to sales with American Lighting and Progress Lighting focusing on LED retrofits. From June of 2017 to May of 2021, he was on ChargePoint’s Outside Sales Team, growing their count of commercial, multifamily and fleet EV ports to over 1,000 networked spaces in Colorado. Ian previously worked at EV Connect, helping scale their fully open EV Charging Network in the Intermountain West, applying his previous experience to network neutral EV Chargers. Ian is currently at ABB e-mobility helping make e-bus and transit more reliable, safe, and easier to electrify with a host of solutions.
Tyler Svitak – Vice President
Executive Director | Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
Read more about Tyler
Tyler Svitak has built his career solving problems at the intersection of technology and urbanism. Tyler has held strategic roles advancing connected, automated, and electric mobility initiatives at the City and County of Denver, Colorado Department of Transportation, and American Lung Association in Colorado, where he led or contributed to some of the most innovative smart mobility projects and policies in the country.
Tyler became the Executive Director of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance in 2019, which is the first and only statewide coalition of public, private, academic and research organizations committed to advancing smart cities initiatives across sectors and jurisdictions. Tyler leads the membership-based organization as it develops a new model for project identification, replication, and scale.
Mary Till – Board Secretary
Director of Business Development | Sawatch Labs
Read more about Mary
Mary has leveraged the power of driving data for more than eight years to change driver behavior, increase safety, and reduce fuel consumption and emissions. With her extensive knowledge of embedded telematics systems, she led deployments in over 20 countries. Her present work at Sawatch Labs supports smart, economical fleet electrification & optimization for commercial and government fleets through advanced analysis of telematics data. Mary holds a B.S. in Marketing from Pennsylvania State University.