CALSTART Announces New Addition to Board of Directors, Approves New Board Secretary
PASADENA, CA, May 24, 2021 — CALSTART announced that air quality and climate policy expert Robert (Bob) Wyman will join to its board of directors.
“We’ve entered a dynamic and fast-paced era of policy making both at the federal level and across state governments,” said Katie Sloan, chair of CALSTART’s board of directors. “Bob’s expertise in state and federal air quality and climate policy will further enhance CALSTART’s policy advocacy and education that advances the zero-emission transportation sector.”
Currently serving as of counsel in the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins, Wyman retired from his partnership in 2019 after almost 40 years of practice. During his tenure, he served as global chair of the firm’s Environment, Land & Resources Department and co-chair of the Air Quality and Climate Change Practice. Wyman is also the cofounder and board chair of Earthshot (www.earthshot.us), a nonprofit developer of interactive games and experiences to showcase clean technologies and provide public education regarding climate-stabilizing strategies
His experience in policy includes designing several innovative and market-based air quality regulatory programs, including the South Coast Regional Clean Air Incentives Market (RECLAIM) and air quality investment program (AQIP), EPA’s clean air communities program, vehicle pricing and investment strategies, forward crediting cleantech strategies, and the clean air investment fund. He has represented clients before Congress, the White House, the EPA, DOE, and DOT on federal air quality, energy and transportation legislation and regulation. He currently serves and has served on the US EPA Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC).
“Clean transportation and technology advancement are closely linked to clean air and climate policy choices,” said CALSTART president and CEO, John Boesel. “We’re thankful to have Bob’s counsel and guidance as we continue to support policy and investments that boost economic growth, job opportunity and community equity outcomes.”
Wyman becomes CALSTART’s tenth, non-executive member of the board, representing the nation’s diverse, clean-transportation industry.
Additionally, CALSTART’s board approved the appointment of Gary Horvat to the role of board secretary. Horvat joined CALSTART’s board earlier this year. He is the vice president of eMobility at Navistar. In this role, he handles augmenting and aligning Navistar’s NEXT eMobility team for all commercial, technical, and implementation activities. Prior to his current role, Horvat served as the CTO of Proterra and the vice president of Product Development at Fisker Automotive, as well as vice president of Powertrain at DENSO International. Horvat has over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry
A national nonprofit consortium with offices in New York, Michigan, Colorado and California and partners world-wide, CALSTART works with 280+ member company and agency innovators to build a prosperous, efficient, and clean high-tech transportation industry. We overcome barriers to modernization and the adoption of clean vehicles. CALSTART is changing transportation for good.