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.

Inclusivity

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

Advancement

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

Collaboration

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

Awareness

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.

Leadership

Founding Leadership

Sylvester Turner
Mayor
City of Houston
Gretchen Watkins
President
Shell USA
Gregg Knight
EVP, Customer Transformation & Business Services
CenterPoint Energy
Mauricio Gutierrez
President & CEO
NRG Energy
Dr. Renu Khator
President
University of Houston

Leadership

Board Members

Elizabeth Brock
Chair | VP of Energy Solutions & Business Services
CenterPoint Energy
Chris Angelides
Co-Chair | Head of Energy Transition
Shell USA
Catherine Pellegrin
Treasurer | Manager eMobility & Economic Development
CenterPoint Energy
Lynda Clemmons
VP of Sustainable Solutions
NRG Energy
Tina Paez
Director of Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
City of Houston
Dr. Ramanan Krishnamoorti
Chief Energy Officer
University of Houston

Operations

Staff

Casey Brown
Executive Director & President
Ryan Martin
Managing Partner
Katheryn Abou-Chakra
Director of
Marketing & Memberships
Harry Tenenbaum
Director of Commercialization & Infrastructure
Grace Millsap
Director of
Equity & Investment
Lisa Smith
Director of Operations
Marta Ortiz
Onsite Events Manager
Cameron Vasquez
Marketing Intern
Madison Nguyen
eYEP Intern
Larkin Helman
eYEP Intern

Members

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