Matt Stephens-Rich
Recruitment Co-Chair, NLC Columbus

As Program Manager for the Electrification Coalition, Matt oversees implementation of Electrification Coalition projects across the country, focused on rapid electric vehicle and charging adoption across public and private sectors to improve America's energy security and reduce emissions. This includes overseeing The EC’s work in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, Smart Columbus, and other critical programming. In his role, he focuses on assisting fleets and organizations to rapidly adopt electric vehicles and charging across multiple sectors. Prior to his current role, he was the Projects Manager at Clean Fuels Ohio where he worked to secure $25+ million in grant funding and deploy hundreds of alternative fuel fleet vehicles and helped write on a variety of grant opportunities reaching over $60M in total award, including the City of Columbus application to the US Department of Transportation Smart Cities Challenge. Matt graduated from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University in 2012 with an MPA in Energy Policy.