Bringing together a powerhouse team of mobility, public transit, and real estate development leaders.
We are thrilled to officially introduce Optimus Ride’s Advisory Board: Gabe Klein (Chair), Carla Bailo, Abe Naparstek, Lois Scott, and Phil Washington. This dream team unites decades of experience and the brightest minds across the various sectors required to grow the autonomous vehicle space and enact real change for people and communities. Their expertise includes urban policy, city and regional government, automotive, public transit, real estate, and more. The team will lend their deep expertise as we collectively drive toward our shared vision of a more equitable, sustainable, and connected future of transportation.
At Optimus Ride, we’re connecting people and communities with a new kind of ride: all-electric, shared, community-friendly, autonomous shuttles. We meet critical mobility needs, advance AV technology, and deliver convenient, fun, affordable rides for communities. Our approach is a win, win, win, but requires a united vision and cross-functional effort by community leaders. Our advisory board brings years of experience in these cross-functional areas, lending diverse perspectives and extensive expertise.
"I’m honored to represent this advisory board of passionate and experienced industry leaders as we support Optimus Ride in delivering on our shared vision of a more connected, sustainable, and equitable future of transportation. As a key player in the industry, Optimus Ride is poised to radically enhance transportation and transit connectivity via low-cost, low-speed, hyper-local shared mobility services that better connect people and communities."
– Gabe Klein, Chair of Optimus Ride Advisory Board
Our all-star team of advisors have paved the way in mobility, transportation, and infrastructure. Their experiences and expertise speak for themselves. Members of the board have led the Biden/Harris transportation-transition team, Chicago and Washington DC’s Department of Transportation, LA Metro Transportation Authority, Denver Regional Transportation District, Nissan R&D, Ohio State mobility R&D, the Center for Automotive Research, finances for the City of Chicago, and $10 billion mixed-use real estate portfolio at Brookfield Properties, to name a few. Not to mention, they are smart, humble, passionate people we welcome aboard our team of Optimists.
“This advisory board is a true extension of our team and we are grateful for the fresh perspectives they bring to Optimus Ride to help deepen our understanding of the markets we serve and strengthen our industry relationships. Optimus Ride and its customers and partners will benefit from this impressive group’s expertise that spans the transportation industry. As we continue developing our technology, working with new communities, and delivering our mobility service, their input and guidance will make a mark on the future of mobility.”
– Sean Harrington, CEO of Optimus Ride
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We look forward to working closely with our advisors and welcome them to our team of Optimists. Their diverse perspectives across automotive technology, city planning, and other transportation industries and years of experience and hard work in public transit, real estate, and finance are invaluable. Together, we’re well positioned and determined to drive toward a more innovative, sustainable, and connected future of transportation.