Veloz announced today new appointments to its board of directors and public policy board. New representatives from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Caltrans will join a distinguished group of sustainability leaders who are committed to rapidly expanding California’s electric car market, charging infrastructure, and promoting energy security, improving air quality and advancing public health.
Board of Directors
Veloz is a nonprofit organization made up of a high-powered, diverse board with members from key sectors, agencies and nonprofits. With unparalleled stakeholder leadership, Veloz is uniquely able to accelerate the shift to electric cars through public-private collaboration, public engagement and policy education innovation.
Veloz welcomes the following new board members:
Lisa Errion is BMW’s Vice President of Government and External Affairs for the Americas Region. She leads a team of policy experts responsible for shaping legislative, regulatory, and policy outcomes from the municipal to the national level. Errion is engaged on issues critical to BMW including sustainability, trade and supply chain, environment, technology, and mobility. She also leads corporate citizenship initiatives for the Americas region.
BMW is a founding member of Veloz.
Amy Klinkenberger is senior manager within Mercedes-Benz Research and Development, steering the company’s zero-emission vehicle and automated vehicle technology rollout. She also serves as a board member for the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, and the Automotive Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Orson Aguilar will continue on Veloz’s board of directors in his new position as principal at UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino advocacy organization.
Public Policy Board
Veloz’s public policy board is appointed by the board of directors and lends policy guidance and support to the board. The non-voting board is comprised of representatives who serve or have served in state or local government or quasi-government organizations.
Veloz welcomes the following new public policy board member:
Toks Omishakin was appointed director of the California Department of Transportation by Governor Newsom in 2019. He manages a $15 billion budget and nearly 21,000 employees who oversee 50,000 lane miles of highways, maintain 13,000 bridges, permit more than 400 public-use airports, fund three of Amtrak’s busiest intercity rail services and support more than 200 transit agencies.
See Toks Omishakin’s full bio.
Interested in finding out how your organization can get involved with Veloz? Contact Veloz Director of Strategic Partnerships Munni Krishna.