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9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction and Welcome
Joel Levin, Executive Director, Plug In America
Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority
John Halikowski, Director, Arizona Department of Transportation

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Overview of State EV Infrastructure Deployment Plans and Arizona’s State Plan
Steve Lommele, Interim Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Connecting Federal Stimulus Projects to State and Utility Transportation Electrification Plans
Moderator: Nick Nigro, Founder, Atlas Public Policy
Thor Anderson, Multi-Modal Manager (EV Infrastructure & Deployment Plan) Arizona Department of Transportation
Ed Stillings, Senior Transportation Planner, Arizona, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Eric Anderson, Executive Director, Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)
Tony Perez, Sr. Energy Innovation Analyst, Product Development & Strategy, Arizona
Public Service
Marc Campbell, Manager, Strategic Partnership Development, Salt River Project

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Opportunities in EV Charging Across Rural Arizona
Alex Clegg, US Department of Transportation Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES)

10:50 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Break
Caryn Potter, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

10:55 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. Fostering the Southwest’s EV Economic Development and Manufacturing Hub
Moderator: Steve Zylstra, AZ Technology Council
Lindsay Gorrill, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Kore Power
David Rubin, Head of Policy Research, Cruise
Kathy Knoop, Vehicle Grid Integration Solutions Manager, General Motors
Kevin Pavlov, Chief Executive Officer, ElectraMeccanica
Kunal Phalpher, Chief Strategy Officer, Li-Cycle
Lindsey Stegall, Market Development & Public Policy Manager, EVgo

11:55a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Keynote Remarks
Arizona Senator Mark Kelly

12:05 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Break
Caryn Potter, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)

12:15 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Grant Opportunities Through Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Interstate EV Charging (Moderated by Dean Taylor, Plug In America)
Community EV Charging (Moderated by Katherine Stainken, Electrification Coalition)
Heavy-Duty EVs for Schools & Locals Governments (Moderated by Diane Brown, Arizona PIRG Education Fund and Aaron Kane, City of Phoenix, Office of Councilwoman Ansari)
Getting EV Infrastructure in Underserved Communities (Moderated by DJ Portugal and Sawsan Abdurrahman, Chispa Arizona)

12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Forum Top Highlights & Closing Remarks
Caryn Potter, Utility Program Manager, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP)