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Coalition names Thomas Lawson as new president

The Coalition’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Lawson as president, effective immediately.

Lawson, who has spent his career in public policy and advocacy in California, has served in multiple roles at the state government, including most recently as the Director of Legislative Affairs, Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General.

“The Board is enthusiastic about the experience and relationships that Thomas brings to the role of president,” said Todd Campbell, board chair. “His breadth of knowledge and capabilities will lead our efforts in promoting natural gas vehicles as an important tool for reaching California’s clean air and greenhouse gas reduction goals.”

Lawson will use his significant experience in Sacramento and across the California to educate state officials on the benefits of NGVs and to advocate for the 25 member companies that make up the Coalition.

“I am humbled that the board has given me the opportunity to not only continue my work in public policy, but also to lead an association that is making California a better place to live in,” said Lawson. “Being able to advocate for an issue which will make a positive impact on the quality of living in California now and into the future will be very rewarding.”

Lawson replaces Tim Carmichael, who has led the association since 2010. “On behalf of the board and the entire membership, I want to personally thank Tim for his leadership, tireless work and vision that he has provided,” said Campbell. “Tim led our association through extraordinarily complicated and impactful legislative matters, many of which serve as the industry standard for natural gas vehicle policies throughout the nation, and not just here in California.”

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