This series of lectures was held back in May and addresses a different kind of transit - Electric cars. Click on the link to watch the videos.

Electric Vehicle Transportation - Past, Present, and The Case for Atlanta to lead the future

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Don Francis

Executive Director
Clean Cities Atlanta
May 11, 2011
3:00pm-4:30pm
Goizueta Business School Auditorium

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Biography

Don Francis became the Executive Director of Clean Cities-Atlanta in April 2009. Prior to being elected as the Executive Director, Don served on the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer of Clean Cities-Atlanta from 2000 to 2005. He has forty years experience in automotive engineering, sales and marketing activities. He was employed by Georgia Power for 31 years.For 13 years he was assigned to the company’s electric transportation program. His primary responsibility was business unit manager for the sale, installation and service of electric vehicle charging equipment to internal and external customers. Prior to the Electric Transportation program, Don worked for 15 years in Fleet Services at Georgia Power and ten years with General Motors. Don has served on many local community and industry committees working on electric vehicle infrastructure and market development. He continues to be active in the electric vehicle community and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electric Auto Association. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and received a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute. Don first moved to Atlanta in 1973 and since 1978 have lived and worked in the metro area full time currently residing in DeKalb County.


Steve Gitkin

Business Development Executive, Smart Grid Applications
Siemens Energy
May 11, 2011
3:00pm-4:30pm
Goizueta Business School Auditorium

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Biography

Steve’s focus is on growth and development of Siemens Smart Grid Applications and solutions, including e-Car infrastructure. Steve has over 26 years of Siemens experience. In his previous role, he was Sr. Vice President of Sales & Customer Care for Siemens Hearing Instruments. Prior to SHI, Steve was the Siemens Carrier Network’s Vice President of Sales for the new “Emerging Market” segment and Vice President of Sales for the AT&T account. Prior to Siemens Carrier, Steve was with ADVA Optical Networking and with Siemens Enterprise Communication division for more than 16 years. Steve graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Computer Science from its College of Mathematics, Physical Science and Engineering. He has also attended executive management training at Duke University and Babson College.


Bill Hosken

Interim Director of Sustainability
City of Atlanta
May 11, 2011
3:00pm-4:30pm
Goizueta Business School Auditorium

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Biography

Bill Hosken is the Interim Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta’s Division of Sustainability. Working to be a more sustainable city means reconciling the city’s developmental goals with its environmental limits over the long term. Bill manages Atlanta’s recovery funding strategy as it pertains to energy and the environment. A portion of the funding is a $15 million grant from the Department of Energy for the deployment of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, for which Bill chaired the consortium that won the grant.

By implementing the city’s first Sustainability Plan launched in October 2010, Bill and his teammates are working to meet the mayor’s challenge of making Atlanta a top ten sustainable city. Meeting that goal means improving the programs and policies such as water and energy conservation, reducing solid waste and emissions and improving the rates of recycling. Bill has been instrumental in developing the city’s electric and alternative fuel vehicle policy, which also will play a key role in helping Atlanta become a top ten sustainable city.

Prior to his role at the city, Bill was a marketing analyst at the Canadian headquarters of Ford Motor Co. where he represented Canada’s business interests to launch the company’s new lease-end initiative affecting the entire $2 billion portfolio. Bill earned a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Emory University, where he co-directed the school’s first graduate business class in Corporate Social Responsibility. Bill is fluent in French.

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