About

Coalition Board Members

Curt Magleby, Ford Motor Company

Curt Magleby is currently Vice President of U.S. Government Relations. In this position, Magleby engages with policymakers on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues and oversees Ford's federal, state and local government affairs. Magleby joined Ford in 1988 as a Financial Analyst for Ford's Electronic Division before beginning a series of international assignments that included Mexico, Malaysia and Singapore. With his experience in working on automotive policy, Magleby returned to the U.S. in 1999 in the role of Federal Legislative Affairs Manager in Washington, D.C., focusing on trade, tax, and technology issues. After five years, he moved to Michigan to lead Ford's Public Policy office and assumed the role of Director of State and Local Government Affairs. Magleby holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree from Brigham Young University.

Brandon Belford, Lyft

Brandon is a Senior Director and the Chief of Staff for the Public Policy team at Lyft. He previously led public policy and government affairs activities for the Special Projects Group at Apple. Brandon spent six plus years serving in various leadership positions within the Obama Administration at the National Economic Council in the White House, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Energy. He began his career in the private sector where he worked at Banc of America Securities and in a growth-staged solar energy company. Brandon holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Nick Zabriskie, Uber

Nick Zabriskie is the Head of Policy for Self-Driving at Uber, where he supports global policy development for Uber's Advanced Technologies Group. Prior to that, he helped negotiate some of the first ridesharing rules in the world and helped build and grow a multi-billion dollar business whose mobility products are changing the way people move, work, eat, and live. He has over a decade of experience working with decision makers at all levels of government in the US and abroad.

Katherine Yehl, Volvo Cars

Katie Yehl, Vice President of Government Affairs the Americas for Volvo Car Corporation is a seasoned federal government relations professional with extensive experience representing manufacturing, health care and business interests, with particular expertise in automotive issues.  In 2014, Katie was part of an investigation for a Volvo US production facility and in 2018 Volvo Cars opened its 1st US production facility in South Carolina. Prior to joining Volvo Car Corporation in 2010, Katie served as director of government affairs for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Government at Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts at Colby College in Maine.

David Quinalty, Waymo

David leads the Federal affairs efforts at Waymo. David joined the company after twelve and a half years working in the U.S. Senate -- including as Deputy Staff Director of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which has jurisdiction over self-driving vehicles. During his time in the Senate, most recently as the committee’s Policy Director for Communications and Technology, he worked extensively on issues where new technologies intersect with regulated industries. In 2019, David was named a Top Lobbyist by The Hill, and in 2011, he was recognized by Politico as an Emerging Leader Who Will Change Tech Policy. Prior to joining the Senate Commerce Committee, David spent more than five years working for Senator John Ensign, primarily handling transportation and technology issues.  Before that, he held a number of positions in the entertainment industry in Beverly Hills, California.  David received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Danielle.

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