Stephen is a transportation industry expert with an eye on sustainability. He is a strong believer that the future of transportation will be Autonomous, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES), and he is actively supporting initiatives to bring this transition about. After earning a BS in Power Technology from the University of Central Missouri, Stephen began his professional career at General Motors, where he held a number of positions in GM’s key business functions. This experience provided him with the opportunity to increase his expertise in the automotive industry. Stephen moved to Connecticut in 2007 where he oversaw GM’s development and demonstration of some of the company’s most advanced technology in the area of sustainability — including fuel cell vehicles, autonomous technology, and the launch of the Chevrolet Volt.
After completing his Master of Sustainability Management at Columbia University, he left his position at GM and has since earned experience in public transit, distribution, and the development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology.