Biography provided by participantBrian Wynne was appointed President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association in April 2004. He acts as chief staff executive of this member-based international organization, which promotes battery, hybrid, plug-in and fuel cell vehicles and infrastructure. Mr. Wynne brings in-depth experience in transportation and technology applications gained in leadership roles in trade associations and public-private partnerships. Wynne previously served as Senior Vice President for business and trade at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America. Prior to that role, he led a global technology association as CEO of AIM International, Inc. Mr. Wynne started his career as a legislative assistant to US Senator Charles Percy and has served on several not-for-profit Boards. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Scranton and a Masters degree from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Wynne was also a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cologne in Germany. As a knowledgeable industry expert, Mr. Wynne has testified on Capitol Hill, spoken at numerous events and for organizations such as Standard & Poor's, and been interviewed by media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, C-SPAN, ABC, Time, Bloomberg and the Associated Press. He can speak about electric drive policy priorities, the state of the electric drive industry in the U.S., infrastructure development, and market growth and obstacles for electric drive transportation.