Dirk Evenson

Senior Director, Communications

Dirk Evenson leads CALSTART’s strategic marketing and communications efforts to help the organization meet its ambitious goals and to support its various programs and initiatives.

Dirk has a long history of working with public sector, civil society, and industry to accelerate impactful innovation and urgent progress towards clean and sustainable transportation. Prior to joining CALSTART, Dirk developed and led Europe’s leading future transportation platform New Mobility World + IAA Conference, built and led the strategic communications function for Germany’s automotive industry association VDA, and was Partner and Managing Director of Scholz & Friends, where he oversaw transportation, technology, and public sector accounts.

His advocacy and volunteering work includes co-founding the mobility working group of Berlin’s Green Party, serving as advisor on automotive industry to the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and as partner and evaluator of multiple transportation startup ecosystems. Dirk holds a master’s equivalent of Freie Universität Berlin in political science, with a focus on intermediary systems in liberal democracies