Episode 17: Jennifer Safavian of Autos Drive America

Feb 6, 2024

Episode Description Host Cortney Piper interviews Jennifer Safavian, President and Chief Executive Officer of Autos Drive America. Autos Drive America’s mission is to grow the U.S. automotive industry by advocating for and defending […]

Episode 16: Liliana Ramirez of Ford Motor Company

Jan 9, 2024

Episode Description In what is likely Host Cortney Piper’s favorite interview to date, she interviews Liliana Ramirez, Global Director of Workforce Development at Ford. Ramirez is responsible for using cutting-edge strategies to build […]

Episode 15: Kevin Heaslip of TEAM TN

Dec 12, 2023

Episode Description How can we advance mobility solutions for all Tennesseans? In this episode, Host Cortney Piper interviews Dr. Kevin Heaslip, Director of the Center for Transportation Research at the University […]

Episode 14: Gina Bonini of Modine

Nov 7, 2023

Episode Description Host Cortney Piper interviews Gina Maria Bonini, Vice President and General Manager of Advanced Thermal Systems at Modine. They are headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, but the EV component manufacturing occurs at […]

Episode 13: Julian Spector of Canary Media

Oct 10, 2023

Episode Description In the first episode of Season 2, Host Cortney Piper interviews Julian Spector, senior reporter at Canary Media, an independent, nonprofit newsroom covering the transition to clean energy and solutions to […]

Episode 12: Why Tennessee?

Apr 11, 2023

Episode Description Today, we’re asking the question, “Why Tennessee?” Why are so many advanced energy companies moving to or expanding operations in our state? In 2021, Ford committed to a […]