SEASONED GROWTH LEADERS

Leadership

Leading the charge of the electric vehicle revolution demands a team of seasoned growth leaders. Together, we’re working to cover the nation with a vast, accessible, and environmentally responsible EV charging network. Meet our team:

Cathy Zoi, Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Zoi

Chief Executive Officer

Cathy Zoi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EVgo.  Zoi is a distinguished executive with decades of experience in the clean energy, investing, and policy worlds. She is committed to working closely with automotive OEM & new mobility partners, utilities, and other industry stakeholders to deliver a first-in-class charging experience and fast-charging network for EV drivers in the United States and across the world.

Zoi has held a number of senior executive positions in the energy industry, government, academia and non-profit sectors. Most recently, she was President and co-founder of Odyssey Energy, a distributed generation software company she continues to chair. She was founding CEO of Frontier Power, a rural electrification company incubated by SunEdison. She served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary at the Department of Energy, where she oversaw more than $30 billion in energy investments. Zoi was also the founding CEO of both the Alliance for Climate Protection, established and chaired by U.S. Vice President Al Gore; and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority, a $50m fund to commercialize clean energy technologies in Australia. In the private sector, she has been an energy investor at Silver Lake and Bayard Capital, a board member for Ice Energy, SES, and Pacific Solar, and a management consultant at ICF and Next Energy. In the early 1990s, Zoi was Chief of Staff for Environmental Policy in the Clinton White House and she pioneered the Energy Star program while at the US EPA. Cathy is also an adjunct professor and Precourt Energy Scholar at Stanford University, where she has been teaching and doing research since 2012. 

Zoi has a B.S. in Geology from Duke University and an M.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth.

Julie Blunden, Executive Vice President of Business Development

Julie Blunden

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Julie Blunden is the Executive Vice President of Business Development of EVgo. Blunden brings more than three decades of executive experience to EVgo, including growing rapidly expanding companies in new energy markets, including senior roles at SunPower, Green Mountain Energy, KEMA Xenergy, and SunEdison, as well as serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of ClimateWorks Foundation. She is Board Chair of CalCEF Catalyst and Board Member of CalCEF Ventures, as well as founder of her own consulting practice, and former Executive in Residence for the Global Energy Management Program at the University of Colorado Denver’s Business School.

Blunden has an engineering and environmental studies degree from Dartmouth College and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Christopher O’Donnell, Chief Financial Officer

Christopher O’Donnell

Chief Financial Officer

Christopher O’Donnell is the Chief Financial Officer of EVgo.  In addition to his financial responsibilities, he oversees the administrative and operational functions of the company.  O’Donnell brings more than twenty-five years of corporate finance and public policy experience to EVgo.   Prior to joining the company, he held senior financial roles at Transamerican Automotive Holdings, where he played a pivotal role in the company’s strategic planning that led to its acquisition by a large, public buyer.   O’Donnell also had an extended tenure with Genesys Telecommunications – a global software and services firm – holding several positions responsible for worldwide FP&A, Product Finance & Operations, and Strategic Finance inclusive of M&A and business development activities.  He began his career in public policy at the City of Los Angeles, working on environmental and infrastructure issues and then serving as the Budget Director for the Mayor of Los Angeles.

O’Donnell has a dual Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Master’s Degree from the University of Chicago.  

Jonathan Levy, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Jonathan Levy

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Jonathan Levy is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at EVgo, the nation’s largest public network of fast chargers for electric vehicles. In this role, he works hand-in-hand with the rest of the executive team in exploring new partnerships and ways to continue to deliver on EVgo’s commitments to its partners and the EV driving public. Prior to joining EVgo, Jonathan was the Director of Policy and Strategy at Vision Ridge Partners, an investment firm focused on sustainable real assets where he remains an advisor. Levy started his career on Capitol Hill as a policy advisor to then-Congressman Rahm Emanuel and served in the Obama Administration in a variety of positions at the U.S. Department of Energy and the White House, concluding his federal service as Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Over the course of his career, Levy has consistently tackled issues at the intersection of policy, politics, and execution. Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors of Veloz and Gourmet Symphony. He graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a B.A. in Political Science.

Terry O’Day, Strategic Advisor

Terry O’Day

Strategic Advisor

Terry O’Day has been responsible for developing and leading EVgo’s product strategy and market development. 

O’Day began his career in electric vehicle charging infrastructure with Edison International. He went on to co-found EV Rental Cars, which was the first rental company in the United States to offer only environmental vehicles, such as hybrid, natural gas, and electric cars serving fifteen airports in six states and more than 500,000 customers, with over 700 cars.

When O’Day was first elected as Council member for the City of Santa Monica in November 2010, he led the City’s General Plan: successfully reducing the 25-year projected per capita greenhouse gas emissions from California land use by 31 percent. His other community contributions include the Waterkeeper Alliance, Coro Southern California; The USC Center for Sustainable Cities, Environmental Entrepreneurs and as the Board Chair of the Coalition for Clean Air. He holds an MBA from The UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA with honors in Public Policy at Stanford University, with a thesis addressing public finance and demand management of electricity.