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Brandon Hurlbut Joins ECOtality, Inc. (ECTY) Board Of Directors

Jul. 09, 2013 6:02 PM ETECTYQ
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Leader in clean electric transportation options ECOtality announced today the recruitment of Brandon Hurlbut, former Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Energy, to its Board of Directors. Effective as of July 5, 2013. Hurlbut will be ECOtality's sixth independent director and seventh board member.

Previously acting as former Chief of Staff for the Department Of Energy, Hurlbut oversaw the department's overall initiatives as well as the management of the federal agency's daily operations of which included a $27 billion dollar budget and 115,000-person workforce. Additionally, he led the transition team from Energy Secretary Chu to its current Secretary Moniz before leaving his position in June. Previously Hurlbut held the role of Deputy Chief of Staff for the Department Of Energy.

"Brandon is long-time advocate for promoting sustainable energy policies and solutions and we are excited to have him join our Board," stated CEO of ECOtality, Ravi Brar, "His knowledge of energy innovation, federal energy policies and legal acumen brings a welcomed and complimentary expertise to our distinguished Board of Directors. We look forward to Brandon's contributions as we expand the Blink® Network and help to advance the prevalence of electric vehicles."

Beginning his career with the Obama Administration, Hurlbut worked in the White House as the Deputy Director of Cabinet Affairs. There he served as the President's liaison to the Department of Agriculture, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Interior and Department of Energy. Prior to that, Hurlbut used his expertise to serve on the Presidential Transition Team, acting as senior personnel staff for the energy and environment cabinet agencies.

"During my service at the Department of Energy, I was committed to the President's goal to accelerate electrification of our transportation sector," commented Mr. Hurlbut. "I was proud to support a DOE team that made substantial progress on that goal with programs such as 'EV Everywhere' and the battery innovation hub. I believe the future is bright for the electric vehicle industry where ECOtality is a leader. I am grateful to Ravi and the rest of the ECOtality board for the opportunity to continue my efforts to grow the EV industry and help them expand their business in this dynamic market."

Co-founder of Boundary Stone Partners, Hurlbut's newly launched business advisory firm focuses on technology, capital markets, and policies. Hurlbut is also an active advising consultant to DuSable Capital Management, a private-equity firm focused on energy and infrastructure opportunities. He received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more information about ECOtality, please visit ecotality.com

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