GNA Welcomes Six New Associates to Lead the Company’s Cleanup
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA), the nation’s leading clean transportation consulting, marketing and communications, and event production firm, has raised six from its key division leaders to the firm’s partners. Karen Mann, Patrick Couch, Tony Quist, Sarah Gallagher, Joe Annotti and JoAnne Golden have become a central part of GNA’s leadership team who collectively lead a team of over 70 employees working to build the market for low-cost products. and zero transport technologies, infrastructure and ultra-low carbon fuels for commercial transport.
“GNA couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome these six leaders as partners as we continue to work to meet the growing needs of our customers in this rapidly accelerating industry,” said Erik Neandross, CEO of GNA. “There has never been a more critical time for companies to prioritize initiatives that can help reduce climate impacts and improve air quality, and we are very fortunate to have this group of extremely talented to share the increased responsibilities of the growing company.”
GNA was founded in 1993 by Cliff Gladstein, one of the nation’s foremost sustainable transportation leaders. For the past 28 years, the company has managed the design and development of cleaner fleet deployment projects than any other company in North America, and facilitated the development of some of the largest alternative fuel corridors in the world. . In addition to its leading consulting practice, GNA operates a full-service creative services group to provide expert marketing and communications services to its clean transportation clients, and it produces educational events and trade shows. cutting-edge professionals, including its flagship event, the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Show.
“The industry has come a long way since the company was founded, and it is extremely gratifying to see our company play such an important role in advancing clean transportation over the past three decades,” said Cliff Gladstein. , founding president of GNA. “These six new GNA Partners, all of whom have played a critical role in cementing GNA’s leadership in the industry, will help ensure that the company continues to deliver superior results to our customers as they continue to spearheads the transition to a cleaner, healthier future.”
Karen Mann, who joined GNA in 1999, developed GNA’s grant writing practice that has helped clients secure more than $900 million in grants and incentives to maximize the financial benefits of advanced transportation technologies and clean fuels. Under Mann’s leadership, his team also helps clients navigate regulatory and legislative initiatives that impact transportation technology providers and fleet operators. With nearly 30 years of industry experience, Mann offers unparalleled insight into the transportation market for clients who need to understand today’s market challenges, opportunities and growth charts.
Patrick Couch, who joined GNA in 2011, leads GNA’s Clean Fleet Strategy practice and has nearly 20 years of experience evaluating and implementing low and zero emissions clean energy projects in a wide range of mobile source sectors. Couch is a recognized clean transportation expert in the freight transportation industry, working with fleets, policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders to develop and implement successful clean transportation programs. In addition to authoring numerous studies on advanced transportation technologies, Couch pioneered GNA’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Practice which handles more Electric Fuel Equipment (FSE) than any other vendor. of LCFS services under the CARB program.
Tony Quist joined GNA in 2011 to participate in the launch of the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) exhibition. Since then, he has spent the last decade making it the largest and most important conference and exhibition for advanced transportation technologies and clean fleets in North America. Quist has over 25 years of experience in the events industry developing sponsorship sales programs for large-scale trade shows and conferences spanning the transportation, energy, technology sectors. , first responders, recreational sports, aviation, mixed-use development and publishing.
Sarah Gallagher, who joined GNA in 2012, spearheaded the launch of the company’s creative division – a full-service in-house agency that helps clean transportation and energy players develop marketing strategies, build brand awareness, influence key decision makers and develop awareness campaigns. that result in tangible change. His team also created Advanced Clean Tech News, an online media publication highlighting the trends shaping the future of commercial transportation. Gallagher has nearly 20 years of experience developing communications strategies for small businesses and globally recognized brands spanning the transportation, energy and financial sectors.
Joe Annotti, who joined GNA in 2013, draws on his former leadership experience at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to support clients seeking public affairs and policy guidance in the field of the environment, as well as on research and obtaining public funding to support the development of clean transport technologies. and deployment. He oversees a diverse team of program management, policy and incentive specialists who advance innovative projects in the clean transportation industry. Annotti also led the growth of GNA’s Funding 360 program, which offers clients a full suite of grant tracking, writing and management services.
JoAnne Golden, who joined GNA in 2015, is a recognized expert in transportation electrification and is well known for developing and implementing innovative, multi-stakeholder projects and initiatives that push the boundaries of what is possible. Its team of policy, financing and industry experts help clients develop strategies and implement solutions for electric vehicles across all weight classes. Golden brings a mastery of public policies, domain knowledge and deep relationships to its clients to enable the success of the project.
“Each of GNA’s six new partners has made significant contributions to the growth and success of our business,” said Sean Turner, GNA’s Chief Operating Officer. “In addition to helping GNA secure opportunities to work with key leaders in sustainable transportation and continue to grow our client list, each of these individuals has been instrumental in helping us recruit and mentor our staff in rapid growth, which is a fundamental problem for a professional service. company like GNA. We are very excited to bring these six partners on as partners and can’t wait to see what comes next.
About Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) www.gladstein.org
GNA is the leading North American advisory firm specializing in developing markets for low- and zero-emission transportation technologies, infrastructure, and ultra-low-carbon fuels for commercial transportation. For the past 28 years, the company has managed the design and development of cleaner fleet deployment projects than any other company in North America, as well as facilitated the development of some of the largest alternative fuel corridors in the world. . In addition to its leading consulting practice, GNA operates a full-service creative services group to provide expert marketing and communications services to its clean transportation clients, and it produces educational events and trade shows. cutting-edge professionals, including its flagship event, the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Show.
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