2019 Keynotes

Alberto Ayala | Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

Alberto Ayala

John Davis | Creator/Host/Senior Executive Producer, MotorWeek

John Davis

As outreach, Davis and MotorWeek have worked in recent years with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to promote public awareness of alternative fuels. During 2004 and 2005, he served as spokesperson for North Carolina Department of Transportation's initiative promoting annual automotive emissions inspections. In 2002, Davis was spokesperson for the "Smooth Operator" public awareness campaign on aggressive driving in the tri-state area of Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Davis is one of the founders of the North American Car & Truck of The Year Awards, the only independent journalistic automotive award in North America. He served on its executive board from 1994 to 2010. He is also one of the organizers and an original member of the Washington Automotive Press Association. Davis is a former president of the International Motor Press Association, the oldest and most prestigious organization of automotive journalists in North America. Davis has received some of the highest awards in automotive journalism and television, including two Emmy Awards. In 2007, he won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) National Capital Chesapeake Bay Region, and in 1998 from the NATAS Chicago-Midwest Chapter. More recently he was inducted into the prestigious Silver Circle by NATAS National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter in honor of his over 25 years in broadcast television. Davis was presented with International Wheel Awards in 2004 and 2003, and two Golden Wheel Awards in 1999, including the grand award, from the Detroit Press Foundation which recognizes the best in automotive journalism. He received an International Automotive Media Award in 2005 from the International Society for Vehicle Preservation, and was further honored with the IAMA Lifetime Achievement award for 2009. A 1970 mechanical and aerospace engineering graduate of North Carolina State University, Davis also holds a master of business administration degree from the University of North Carolina. He was the 1969-1970 recipient of the W.D. Cartwright Memorial Engineering Scholarship and a member of the Pi Tau Sigma honorary scholastic fraternity. Prior to joining Maryland Public Television, Davis worked for the Wall Street brokerage firm of Kidder, Peabody and Company as a transportation analyst. Upon joining MPT, John served as Producer, Executive Producer, and finally Senior Executive Producer on the iconic PBS television series Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser for most of the show's thirty year run. Davis has owned a variety of high performance cars, including several vintage Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Corvettes, and a deTomaso Pantera.

2019 Speakers

Speaker by last name: A-D, E-H, I-L, M-P, Q-T, U-W, X-Z

Alex Adams | Senior Environmental Program Manager, Maritime Environment and Sustainability, Port of Seattle

Alex Adams

Ron Anders | Western Region Account Manager, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation

Ron Anders

Charlotte Argue | Senior Manager, Fleet Electrification, Geotab

Charlotte Argue

Dan Avery | Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy

Dan Avery

Jeremy Baines | Vice President of Sales, Americas, Neste

Jeremy Baines

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