SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CalNGV) is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Lawson as CalNGV's president, effective immediately.
Lawson, who has spent his career in public policy and advocacy in California, served in multiple roles at the state government, including most recently as the Director of Legislative Affairs, Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.
"CalNGV's board is enthusiastic about the experience and relationships that Thomas brings to the role of president," said Todd Campbell, CalNGV's board chairman. "His breadth of knowledge and capabilities will lead our efforts in promoting natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as an important tool for reaching California's clean air and greenhouse gas reduction goals."
Lawson will use his significant experience in Sacramento and across the station to educate state officials on the benefits of NGVs and to advocate for the 25 member companies that make up the coalition.
"I am humbled that the board has given me the opportunity to not only continue my work in public policy, but also to lead an association that is making California a better place to live in," said Lawson. "Being able to advocate for an issue which will make a positive impact on the quality of living in California now and into the future will be very rewarding."
Lawson will replace Tim Carmichael, who has led the association since 2010. "On behalf of the board and the entire membership of CalNGV, I want to personally thank Tim for his leadership, tireless work and vision that he has provided," said Campbell. "Tim led our association through extraordinarily complicated and impactful legislative matters, many of which serve as the industry standard for natural gas vehicle policies throughout the nation, and not just here in California."
About the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (www.cngvc.org) is an association of natural gas vehicle and engine manufacturers, utilities, fuel providers and fleet operators united in the belief that clean-running NGVs—a proven technology in use worldwide—can help California reduce greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and petroleum dependence now.
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