May 10, 2023 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern Time 


Pennsylvania Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Bootcamp and Showcase

Join the Electrification Coalition for the Pennsylvania Medium- and Heavy-Duty Electric Vehicle Bootcamp. This in-person event will provide the latest information on the deployment of electric trucks and buses in the Keystone State. Policymakers, EV advocates, fleet managers, local and state government officials, and other stakeholders are invited to join this informative set of discussions on policy opportunities, vehicle availability, and the wide range of benefits EVs will provide for Pennsylvanians.

We’ll hear from leaders across Pennsylvania who are leading the charge from the state legislature, city and county governments, state agencies, and utilities. Manufacturers will bring their latest models onsite for an EV showcase, giving participants the opportunity to explore this new technology in person.

Thank you to Harrisburg University of Science and Technology for graciously hosting this event!


You can register for the event here.

Time Topic

Speaker – Click here for speaker bios

9:00-10:00 AM Coffee, Networking, and Electric Vehicle Display   
10:00 – 10:10 AM Welcoming Remarks   Katherine Stainken, Electrification Coalition  
10:10 – 10:20 AM Keynote Address: Remarks from the Governor Governor Josh Shapiro (invited) 
10:35 – 10:55 AM

Market Update: Medium and HeavyDuty Electrification 

Spencer Burget, Atlas Public Policy  

10:55-11:40 AM

Business Perspectives on Medium- & Heavy-Duty Policy 

Moderator: Betsy McCorkle, Kairos 

Dawn Fenton, Volvo

Jane Culkin, Highland Electric Fleets



11:40 – 12:25 PM 

State of the State: Legislative Remarks 

Senator Wayne Langerholc, 35th Senate District (invited) 

Senator Marty Flynn, 22nd Senate District (invited) 

Representative Ed Neilson, 174th House District (invited) 

12:25 – 1:10 PM

Laws, Regs and Big Rigs: Policy and Funding Opportunities for Electrifying the MHD Sector

Moderator: Nick Miller, Electrification Coalition


Colton Brown, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Geoffrey Bristow, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (invited)

DCED (invited)

12:00 – 12:10 PM

Views on ESBs from the Legislature

State Representative Ranjeev Puri, 24th House District

1:10 – 1:50 PM

Lunch Break  
1:50 PM-2:35 PM

Utility Considerations to Electrification

Moderator: Nicholas Bibby, AEU

Tom Bonner, PECO

Angela Wood, PPL

2:35-3:05 PM Fleet Implementation of MHD Electric Vehicles

Darwin Craul, Capital Area Transit/Rabbit Transit

Mark Hand, Department of General Services

Matthew Reiss, Department of General Services

3:05-3:35 PM Electric School Buses: The Future of Education Transportation

Kelsey Mattola, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Place Holder, World Resources Institute

Mark Carnes, Steelton-Highspire School District

Mark David, Rohrer Bus (invited)

Karyn Brown, Harrisburg School District (invited)

3:35-3:45 PM

Closing Remarks



Session 2 – Participatory Session

Electric School Buses in Michigan: Accelerating Adoption – 1:20 PM – 2:00 PM

REGISTRATION: You must register here  to attend this session. NOTE: This is a separate registration link from the morning session.

To select a breakout room: When the breakout rooms are launched during the meeting, you will be able to select which group you would like to attend. 

Time Topic Topic and Facilitator
1:20 – 1:55 PM Breakout sessions
Group 1 – Facilitated by: Ellen Vial, Michigan Environmental Council
Group 2 – Facilitated by: Frank Houston, Blue Green Alliance.
 1:55 -2:00 PM Closing remarks Electrification Coalition

Amy Malaki

Amy Malaki is the Director of Partnerships and Policy at SkyNRG and SkyNRG Americas, pioneering global leaders in sustainable aviation fuel production and supply. Prior to SkyNRG, Amy was the Associate Director for the transportation portfolio at the ClimateWorks Foundation where she developed philanthropic investment strategies to advance a sustainable, equitable and low-carbon mobility system. She also pioneered the organization’s international aviation decarbonization strategy. Prior to that she focused on Asia business development at Better Place, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle network startup. She has a B.A. in Chinese and China studies from the University of Washington and an M.A. in international policy studies (energy and environment) from Stanford University.