advisors

 

Robin chase

Robin Chase co-founded Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world, and Veniam, a vehicle network communications company. She has served on the boards of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems, and the National Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. She is currently on the board of the World Resources Institute, Veniam, and Tucows.

PHINEAS BAXANDALL

Phineas Baxandall is Senior Analyst and Communications Director at MassBudget (Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center). Previously, he was Senior Analyst and Program Director for Tax and Budget Policy and Transportation for USPIRG for 9 years. The focus of his PhD from MIT was political economy and public policy.

PAUL BRUBAKER

Paul Brubaker is the President and CEO of the Alliance for Transportation Innovation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the deployment of innovations that will dramatically improve the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. He served as a former Senate subcommittee staff director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Deputy Chief Information Officer), Chairman of the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology and was the second Administrator of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation.


ASHWIN MAHESH

Ashwin Mahesh is a social technologist and urbanist based in Bangalore, India. He is a founder of the technology lab, Mapunity, which is building an urban social network that can be commonly used by citizens, public administrators and businesses across different sectors. He is also a co-founder of Lithium, a 100% electric vehicles-based transport service that now operates one of the largest private EV fleets in the world. He has been an advisor to many initiatives of state and national governments in India, and was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship for social entrepreneurs in 2009.


PATRICK OLIVA

Patrick Oliva is currently the Michelin Senior Vice President in charge of External Relations – Sustainable Mobility and Energy Transition. He is also a member of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Corporate Partnership Board, a member of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy Business Council, and co-chair of the PPMC, the Paris Process for Mobility and Climate.


ANDY STERN

Andy Stern is former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is currently a senior fellow at Colombia University. His recent book is Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream. 


MARIE VENNER

Marie Venner is a National Academies’ researcher and consultant, and a former state DOT manager, AASHTO Technical Assistance Program manager, and a local Planning Commissioner.  She has led or contributed to over 50 NAS TRB projects and is currently chair of two TRB subcommittees, one on Environmental Maintenance and the other on Climate Change, Energy, and Sustainability.  She is former co-chair of Risk & Resilience Planning & Assessment.  She also serves on TRB’s Climate Change & Energy Special Task Force, Data & Information Systems, and Maintenance & Operations Management Committees, in addition to European research collaborations.