September 6–8, 2017

Alex Keros, General Motors

Manager, Vehicle & Advanced Technology Policy
General Motors

Even though Alex Keros only took a semester of French in college he considers himself a translator. He regularly translates the needs and goals of local municipalities, along with advanced technologies at General Motors, to the appropriate parties. Alex works on policy for General Motors and Maven, the company’s new urban mobility brand. He is responsible for policy considerations and technical support for the commercialization of GM’s advanced vehicle portfolio ranging from electrification to urban mobility and autonomous vehicles. Through collaborative work across a variety of stakeholders, including utilities, regulators and local officials, Alex works to implement cutting-edge programs and create policies that enable sustainable markets for advanced technologies. In short, his goal is to help cities minimize the impacts of transportation while making the vehicle miles driven cleaner and safer.

Alex has a unique balance of backgrounds which include project management, energy policy, environmental engineering and business strategy. He has spent his career at General Motors engaging a diverse set of stakeholders to enable broader perspectives across business functions. Whether participating as a Commissioner in Massachusetts’ Zero Emission Vehicle Commission, acting as the principle author for the California Fuel Cell Partnership’s Hydrogen Roadmap, or researching the implications of shared mobility services, Alex remains focused on customer-enabling solutions.  

Alex began his career in environmental consulting where he managed the assessment and remediation of hazardous waste sites for Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience in environmental policy design and implementation. In 2016, he was named to the inaugural class of Energy Security Fellows for Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). Alex also grew up learning the ropes in his family-owned restaurant, the American Coney Island. Founded in 1917, the restaurant is widely recognized as the creating the tradition of Detroit’s chilidog. Alex earned a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Sessions: Pitch: Transforming Transportation Systems