Tom Brotherton – Chair, Board of Advisors
Regional Director, CALSTART
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Tom manages CALSTART advanced vehicle technology development and incentive projects. Incentive programs include the California HVIP voucher incentive project, the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) and Drive Clean Chicago. Tom recently developed a truck technology roadmap for the California Energy Commission to identify technologies and actions for the reduction of emissions and petroleum use in trucks. Tom works from CALSTART’s Lakewood, CO office.
From 1989 to 1999 Tom was Deputy Director of the Colorado Energy Office. Beginning in 1993, Tom helped establish the Denver Clean Cities Coalition and Colorado’s alternative fuels rebate and tax credit program. Tom has also taught Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and worked as a mechanical engineer for architecture-engineering firms. Tom has a BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton, and a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.
Natalia Swalnick – Board of Advisors
Policy Analysis Group Manager, BCS Incorporated
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Natalia Swalnick leads the Arvada, Colorado office of BCS, Incorporated. She oversees all energy-related policy analysis for BCS clients, which include the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Manufacturing Office and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Wind and Water Power Program. She has nearly a decade of experience and knowledge in public policy issues related to energy, transportation and the environment. Prior to joining BCS, Natalia was the Director of Environmental Health for the American Lung Association in Colorado and is widely recognized as a subject-matter expert in the air quality and public health field. Ms. Swalnick also spent six years as the director of the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition, which is a DOE program designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector. During her tenure, the coalition displaced more than 22 million gallons of petroleum. Also in this role, she served as the Principal Investigator for a DOE grant project which resulted in the publishing of the Colorado Electric Vehicle and Charging Infrastructure Policy Roadmap.
In 2007, Ms. Swalnick earned her Masters of Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado at Denver. While concluding her post-graduate work, she worked as a member of the policy staff under former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. Her efforts were focused on the new energy economy and conserving natural resources. She is an alum of the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University, where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree with a concentration in political science.
Natalia is thrilled to rejoin the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition in the capacity as a board member, and look forward to lending her expertise in support of the mission excellent work of the program.
Steve McCannon – Board of Advisors
Mobile Sources Program Manager, Regional Air Quality Council (RAQC)
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Steve focuses on strategies to reduce pollutants from smoking and high-emitting vehicles in addition to outreach activities for the RAQC’s diesel initiatives. Currently he manages the Repair Your Air Campaign, the RAQC’s numerous diesel retrofit programs, and the RAQC’s transportation-related initiatives.
Steve graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Political Science in 1992 and completed his M.P.A. at the University of Colorado – Denver in 1997. This is Steve’s second tour at the RAQC. From 1992 – 1995, he worked with the RAQC in an administrative and program coordination role. Steve’s prior work experience includes project coordination and program management with Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Land Use Resource Center (LURC), The Office of the State Auditor (OSA), and Policy Studies, Inc. (PSI).
Robert Spotts – Board of Advisors
Senior Transportation Planner, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)
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Robert serves as DRCOG’s subject matter expert for air quality topics, working with regional, state, and federal agencies to prepare environmental analyses of regional transportation plans. He leads DRCOG’s transportation planning/environmental integration activities, including working towards the DRCOG Board’s goals to drastically reduce greenhouse gases from the transportation sector. Robert also manages DRCOG’s Congestion Management Process, producing Annual Reports on Traffic Congestion in the Denver Region.
Robert earned his BA in Geography and his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado – Denver. He has worked at DRCOG since 2007, including time as a Travel Modeling Technician and a Transportation Improvement Program Planner.