Sam Ori

Director of Policy
Electrification Coalition

Sam Ori is the director of policy for the Electrification Coalition, a Washington-based policy research and advocacy group dedicated to advancing electrification of transportation. He was a principal author of the Coalition’s Electrification Roadmap and Fleet Electrification Roadmap. Ori previously worked at Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), a Washington, D.C., advocacy group dedicated to improving U.S. energy security in order to safeguard economic stability and promote a more robust foreign policy. His primary areas of coverage included global oil market dynamics and U.S. policy concerning domestic production of oil and natural gas. Additional areas of policy responsibility included transportation fuel economy and electrification of transportation. Prior to joining SAFE, Ori spent three years in government. As a Presidential Management Fellow with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, he was responsible for oversight of three government-funded international broadcasting organizations that provided a range of multimedia services to developing countries around the world. In 2005, he spent six months working as an economic affairs officer in the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, India.

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