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Ashley Horvat

Ashley Horvat

VP Head of eMobility, North America, Schneider Electric

Biography

Ashley Horvat, formerly Oregon’s “Electric-Car Czar,” brings over a decade of public and private sector electric vehicle industry expertise to Schneider Electric, where she oversees their North American eMobility business unit, which includes marketing, R&D, product, sales, and supply chain teams driving innovation in charging hardware, software, power distribution, and energy management. Prior to this role, Horvat joined the leadership team at Greenlots as employee #17, where she spearheaded Greenlots’ sales and business development efforts as Vice President, Auto OEMs, overseeing partnerships with automakers, including light, medium and heavy-duty manufacturers. Before leading the expansion of commercial business with customers such as Volvo, Ford and Electrify America, she served as VP of Public & Private Partnerships. In this capacity, she led the development of a new infrastructure model for Greenlots, including overseeing smart communities and national strategic partnerships to help advance electric mobility globally. Horvat helped lead the rapid growth of the organization through EIP investment in 2017, to the acquisition in 2019, by Shell New Energies, where she played a vital role in the ongoing energy transition efforts and cross business collaboration across Shell groups as the company scaled. Prior to Greenlots, Horvat served as PlugShare’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, where she founded the company’s consulting division and managed corporate global strategic initiatives. From 2010-2015, Horvat pioneered several electrification initiatives within the public sector in various public sector roles for the State of Oregon across transportation and energy agencies. In 2013, Governor John Kitzhaber appointed Ashley as the Chief EV Officer for the State of Oregon, where she advised the governor’s office, after leading the formation of the West Coast Electric Highway, Oregon Electric Byways, and other multi-state ZEV initiatives and regulatory oversight activities. In 2013, Horvat co-founded the “Women of Electric Vehicles” organization, dedicated to “elEVating women” to leadership roles in the EV industry, which now includes 700+ women from around the world. Ashley earned a bachelor’s degree in American public policy and environmental studies from Western Michigan University. She’s been driving EVs since 2011, including a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Kia Soul EV, Tesla Model S, and Chevy Bolt EUV.’