Michelle

Kinman

Director, Transportation

Michelle Kinman is LACI’s Director of Transportation, managing the Transportation Electrification Partnership, an unprecedented public-private partnership focused on accelerating transportation electrification and zero emissions goods movement in the greater Los Angeles region in advance of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Michelle came to LACI in 2018 with more than twenty years of experience—first internationally, then focusing on California—working to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. Immediately prior to joining LACI, Michelle was the Clean Energy & Transportation Program Director for Environment California, working to advance an economy-wide shift to 100% renewable energy. In this role, she successfully helped to shape and pass numerous clean energy policies, including California’s historic SB 100, and coordinated the Charge Ahead California campaign, a joint effort of environmental and environmental justice organizations to ensure that California expands access to electric vehicles in low-income communities of color. She was also a leader in the L.A. County Electric Bus Coalition, which secured commitments from LA Metro, the City of Los Angeles and City of Santa Monica to transition their bus fleets to electric by 2030. Michelle has a graduate certificate in Environmental Policy & Management from the University of Denver, and a BA in International Studies and Russian from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a finalist in the 2015 U.S. C3E Women in Energy Awards competition.