about evolve houston

Our Mission
& Vision

A nonprofit organization
helping you go electric

Our Mission

The transportation sector emits 47% of all GHG emissions in the Houston area, negatively impacting our air quality, climate stability, and quality of life. At Evolve, we aim to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by supporting and enabling the Greater Houston Area to increase electric vehicle adoption.

Our Vision

Make clean air and clean transportation a reality for all Houstonians.

Our Values

Electrifying transportation for a better tomorrow.

Evolve’s day-to-day operations are shaped by our core values, guiding our team to stay focused on our mission and vision.
Evolve’s day-to-day operations are shaped by our core values, guiding our team to stay focused on our mission and vision.


Clean transportation alternatives should be accessible and available to all Houstonians.


Encouraging curiosity and innovation leads to creative solutions for a more sustainable future.


Improving air quality requires organizations, government bodies and residents to work hand-in-hand.


Organizations and consumers should have reliable and credible EV resources available to make informed purchasing decisions.

Quality of Life

All Houstonians should have access to clean air.

Explore Our Programs

Learn more about how Evolve works with local communities and organizations to
raise EV awareness, help electrify fleets, and promote equitable EV adoption.


Founding Leadership

John Whitmire
City of Houston
Gretchen Watkins
Shell USA
Jason Wells
President and Chief Operating Officer, CenterPoint Energy
Dr. Renu Khator
University of Houston


Board Members

Andrey Shuvalov
Chair | VP of Energy Transition
Shell USA
Alex Lansky
Co-Chair / Head of E-Mobility
Development, Shell USA
Gary Glasscock
Director, Fleet Management Department
City of Houston
Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Chief Energy Officer
University of Houston
Rina Harris
VP of Business Development
CenterPoint Energy
Lynda Clemmons
Vice Chair | VP of Sustainable Solutions
NRG Energy



Casey Brown
Executive Director & President
Ryan Martin
Managing Partner
Lisa Smith
Director of Operations
Grace Millsap
Director of
Equity & Investment
Venkat Abhishek Sambaraj
Programmatic Intern
Cristian Gonzalez
Social Media Marketing Intern
Madison Nguyen
eYEP Intern
Larkin Helman
eYEP Intern
Syntyche Aho
Efosa Ewansiha
Marketing Intern


Evolve’s Members

Evolve offers a variety of membership and sponsorship opportunities, helping you or your organization find the right fit in Houston's electrification journey.

Founding Members


Evolve Programs/Events
Fleet Electrification
General Inquiry
Media/Press Inquiry