Electrification Coalition Welcomes Ashley Blackwell as the Organization’s First Deputy Director

Contact: Noah Barnes, Electrification Coalition
noah@electrification.org, (202) 461-2371

WASHINGTON—The Electrification Coalition (EC) proudly announces that Ashley Blackwell has joined the organization as its first deputy director.

Blackwell joins the EC with more than a decade of nonprofit management experience, most recently serving as the chief operating officer of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA). During her tenure at SEEA, she managed multi-million-dollar portfolios of philanthropic and government-funded projects, doubled the organization’s budget and staff, and built sustainable systems for managing projects, budgets, performance management and culture.

“The EC has long been a leader in advancing transportation electrification,” said Blackwell. “Throughout my career, I have been energized by working on issues related to energy and climate. I am excited by the opportunity to work with this dynamic team as we reduce the number of internal combustion engine vehicles on America’s roadways.”

“We are thrilled that Ashley is joining us and will help further our mission to end oil’s monopoly on transportation,” said Ben Prochazka, executive director of the EC. “Her experience and leadership skills make her a perfect fit as we continue growing our team and expanding our capacity. We are heading into the new year ready to push transportation electrification forward.”

Based in Atlanta, Blackwell holds a bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College and an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She serves on the boards of Druid Hills Child Development Center and Chattahoochee Now and is a member of the Gwinnett County citizen’s advisory board on energy and transportation.


About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale to overcome the economic, public health and national security challenges that stem from America’s dependence on oil. electrificationcoalition.org

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.