Driving Georgia’s Future

Georgia is a hub of investment and activity in electric mobility. With a vibrant multi-modal transportation network that includes Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the Port of Savannah, and an extensive road and rail network, the state is becoming a leader in the adoption of electric mobility technologies for the benefit of the health and resilience of our communities. This 3rd annual meeting will focus on advancing the adoption of electric mobility in the state, the educational programs that we will need to support the growth, and the future of electric mobility in Georgia and beyond its borders. 

3rd Annual Electric Mobility Summit

April 23-24, 2024 | Athens, GA


Schedule of Events
APRIL 23 | DAY 1 SCHEDULE | Delta Innovation Hub, 210 Spring St, Athens, GA 30602

6:00pm-7:00pm | Opening Reception

APRIL 24 | DAY 2 SCHEDULE | The Classic Center, 300 N Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601

8:00am | Registration Open / Continental Breakfast | Athena Ballroom

8:30am | Opening and Welcome Remarks | Athena Ballroom

8:40am | Founding Partner Remarks | Athena Ballroom

  • Tony Ferguson, Region Director, Georgia Power
  • Stuart Countess, President & CEO, Kia Georgia
  • Joe George, President, Mobility Solutions Group, Cox Automotive

9:10am | Keynote Speaker & Facilitated Panel | Commissioner Tim Echols | Athena Ballroom

  • Andrew Heath, Deputy Chief Engineer, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Sam Ham, Director Alternative Power, Yancey Bus Sales and Service
  • Emil Abdelshehid, Assistant Director, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

10:30am | State of E-Mobility Overview | Athena Ballroom

  • Asher Dozier, E-Mobility Engagement Lead, UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government

10:55am | Workforce Study Fireside Chat | Facilitated by Georgia Power | Athena Ballroom

  • Anna Chafin, President & CEO of Workforce, Savannah Economic Development Authority
  • Greg Wilson, Associate Director Workforce and Economic Development, Carl Vinson Institute of Government

11:25am | Opportunities and Challenges for Electrifying Mobility | Athena Ballroom

  • Jeri Reichel, Sr Strategic Planning Director, Consumer Solutions, Cox Automotive
  • Stephanie Armistead, Sustainability Lead, Chick-Fil-A Corporate Support Center
  • Ashley Blackwell, Deputy Director, Electrification Coalition
  • Anastasia Klosterman, Zero Emissions Transportation Consultant, 1898 & Co. – Part of Burns & McDonnell

12:00pm | Lunch | Athena Ballroom

12:30pm | Welcome & Industry Outlook Panel | Provost Jack Hu | Athena Ballroom

  • Stuart Countess, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc
  • Aaron Luque, Founder, CEO, and Board Chairman of EnviroSpark Energy Solutions
  • Dave Dennison, Vice President of Engineering at Archer Aviation
  • Rhonda Allen, Chief Customer Experience Officer for MARTA 

1:30pm | Facilitated Breakout Sessions

  • SMART Automation Certification Alliance Overview | Olympia Room
    • Jim Wall, Executive Director, SMART Automation Certification Alliance
  • Communities Engaged in Electric Mobility | Athena Ballroom
    • Bob Hughes, Chief Wisdom Officer, Rowen Foundation
    • Christian Sigman, City Manager, City of Brookhaven
    • Justin Ellis, Program Manager / Operational Strategy and Impact Analysis, UGA Office of Sustainability
  • Cybersecurity Panel | Parthenon Room
    • Lincoln Wood, Electrification Policy Manager, Southern Company
    • Roberto Perdisci, Director, Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy, Patty and D.R. Grimes Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, UGA School of Computing

2:30pm | Refreshment Break | Athena Ballroom

2:40pm | Facilitated Breakout Sessions

  • Community Funding Sources & Strategies | Olympia Room
    • Todd Allums, Director, Utility Relations & Strategic Programs, EnviroSpark Energy Solutions, Inc.
    • Glenn Halliday, CEM, Electric Transportation, Georgia Power
    • Folashade Alao, PhD, Principal, Program Analyst, Transportation Planning Department, Atlanta Regional Commission
    • Beatrice Shakal, Policy Planning Coordinator, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Student Success Stories Panel | Athena Ballroom
    • Jennifer Jiménez Hernandez, Georgia Gwinnett College
    • Keven Gallegos, Gwinnett Technical College
    • Dean Huynh, Gwinnett Technical College
    • Kate Winters, University of Georgia
  • MAGNET Program Overview in collaboration with University of Alabama and Mississippi State University | Parthenon Room
    • Moderator: Michael Oatridge, AMP Executive Director, The University of Alabama, Alabama Transportation Institute
    • Allen Parrish, Interim VP, Research & Economic Development, The University of Alabama, Alabama Transportation Institute
    • Clay Walden, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS), Mississippi State University
    • Bjorn Birgisson, Professor and Chair, School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering, University of Georgia
    • Lincoln Wood, Electrification Policy Manager, Southern Company

3:45pm | Closing Remarks | Athena Ballroom

Facility Information

Delta Innovation Hub
210 Spring Street
Athens, GA 30602

The Classic Center
300 N Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601

Hotel Information

Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602

Sponsorship Opportunities
Premier – $25,000

All recognition benefits of leadership level, plus:

  • Top billing for logo recognition
  • Option to display company product at event (non-competitive)
  • 15 complimentary registration tickets
Leadership – $10,000

All recognition benefits of partner level, plus:

  • Logo recognition in event materials
  • 10 complimentary registration tickets
Partner – $5,000
  • Logo displayed on-screen during event lunch
  • Company name included in the printed program
  • 5 complimentary registration tickets

*Individual tickets are valued at $50 each

Contact Kelley Saussy with questions.

Premier Sponsors:

Georgia Power logo        Cox Automotive            Kia Logo

Leadership Sponsor:

Jackson EMC Logo

Partner Sponsor:

Georgia Automobile Dealers Association Logo

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