Northeast Regional Director, CALSTART Ben Mandel is Northeast Regional Director at CALSTART, where he works to integrate cleaner, more efficient vehicle technologies into public and private fleets. Ben leads CALSTART’s work on market acceleration and policy development in the Northeast, including administration of workplace electric vehicle charging and truck voucher incentive programs. Prior to joining CALSTART, Ben led policy development and implementation activities at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability for transportation and power sector initiatives in pursuit of New York City’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050. He previously worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NYU School of Law. Ben holds Masters degrees in Public Policy and Energy & Resources from UC-Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Mathematical Economics and Hispanic Literature & Culture.