PASADENA, Calif. ­– Reflective of CALSTART’s commitment to advancing the clean truck industry nationally and globally, the organization today announced the appointment of Dawn Fenton, Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs for Volvo Group North America, to its Board of Directors.

Dawn Fenton becomes CALSTART’s thirteenth, non-executive member of the board, representing the nation’s diverse, clean-transportation industry.

“CALSTART’s greatest strength lies in the diversity of its membership, through the organization’s inclusive approach to all clean transportation technologies,” said Karen Hamberg, Chair of the CALSTART Board of Directors. “Dawn Fenton is one of North America’s leading transportation executives and her appointment complements a strong Board of Directors working to enable the drive to a zero-emission transportation sector.  With a gender balanced Board, CALSTART’s commitment to diversity and continued leadership in the clean transportation space is unparalleled.”

“As we work to advance a zero-emission truck industry nationally and globally, we are very fortunate to have Dawn Fenton and the Volvo Group’s presence on our Board of Directors,” said CALSTART’s President and CEO John Boesel. “The Volvo Group has been a CALSTART member and partner for more than 20 years.”

Fenton has been with the Volvo Group for nine years and has responsibility for federal government relations, as well as California policy matters. Prior to joining the Volvo Group, Fenton worked for the Diesel Technology Forum and ABB, Inc. Her experience in the government relations field for more than twenty-five years spans across a range of energy, environment, sustainability, foreign policy and trade-related topics in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Fenton received a master of science in foreign service degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a bachelor of arts degree from Tufts University.

“As a global leader in the development of zero-emission buses, trucks and construction equipment, the Volvo Group is transforming the market for zero-emission applications across the world,” added Boesel. “We look forward to tapping into their insights as we further advance CALSTART’s efforts for a sustainable environment long term.”