Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility / Maven
General Motors CompanyTransportation today is the focal point of a lot of challenges, from congestion to emissions, and there is no blueprint solution… yet. Alex Keros is leading the charge at Maven, GM’s urban mobility brand, in re-imagining the processes and policies needed to make future mobility solutions work. His “get-it-done, step-by-step” approach allows him to see simple, incremental solutions building into sustainable infrastructure for new mobility experiences. To do this, Alex works hand-in-hand with a variety of stakeholders, including utilities, regulators and local officials to help people move more freely and easily within their home cities. His ultimate goal is to provide answers to issues like economic development, public safety and housing displacement through efficient transportation.
Alex joined GM in 2007 and has worked across various teams to create frameworks around new innovative eco-friendly products – Chevy Bolt and GM’s Hydrogen Cell Vehicle – so that consumers will have the best experience. His unique skill in balancing energy policy, environmental engineering and business strategy has given him an innovative toolbox to tap into to electrify mobility. While at GM, Alex has been busy serving as a Commissioner in Massachusetts’ Zero Emission Vehicle Commission, acting as the principal author for the California Fuel Cell Partnership’s Hydrogen Roadmap and teaching at the University of Michigan Urban Institute.
Alex began his career in environmental consulting where he managed the assessment and remediation of hazardous waste sites for Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience in environmental policy design and implementation. In 2016, he was named to the inaugural class of Energy Security Fellows for Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE). Alex also grew up learning the ropes in his family-owned restaurant, the American Coney Island. Founded in 1917, the restaurant is widely recognized as inventing the tradition of Detroit’s chilidog. Alex earned a B.S. in Natural Resource Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.