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March 24, 2024 | Tom Ballard

TennSMART adds several new members to its board

Longtime board member Andy Lucyshyn, Middle Tennessee Area Transportation Leader at Gresham Smith, has stepped into the role of Board President.

TennSMART, a statewide consortium working to elevate Tennessee to the forefront of smart mobility solutions, recently announced several new board members and elected officers to advance the organization’s mission and growth amid the state’s focused investment on the industry.

Joining the board for three-year terms are:

  • Dr. Kendra Abkowitz, Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer in the Mayor’s Office for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County; and
  • Lang Wiseman, a Shareholder at national law firm Baker Donelson and former Deputy Governor and Chief Counsel to Governor Bill Lee.

Directors who were reelected to serve on the board include Deputy Commissioner Preston Elliott, Tennessee Department of Transportation; Suman Kharbanda, FedEx; and Terry Saltsman, Tennessee Tech University. In addition, Cara Ince, Director of Research and Innovation Public Partnerships at Vanderbilt University, has assumed Vanderbilt’s board seat.

In addition to the new board members, TennSMART’s board also elected new officers. Longtime board member Andy Lucyshyn, Middle Tennessee Area Transportation Leader at Gresham Smith, has stepped into the role of Board President. Dr. Rich Davies, Director of the Sustainable Transportation Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, returns as TennSMART Board Chair, while Ryan Stanton, Senior Project Manager for the Electric Vehicle Evolution Initiative at Tennessee Valley Authority, will continue to serve as Treasurer.

 


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