Director of Government Affairs & Sustainability
Audi of America
Spencer Reeder is Director of Government Affairs and Sustainability at Audi of America. In his position, Spencer is responsible for leading the Audi U.S. public policy voice on zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs), EV charging infrastructure, and associated energy sector issues, in addition to providing overall leadership on the brand’s sustainability strategy and initiatives.
Spencer has a background in engineering, geophysics, climate science, and policy spanning academia, industry and government. He served as a lead author on the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment and earlier as Lead Policy Strategist for Climate Change within Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire’s administration. Just prior to joining Audi, Spencer led Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s global philanthropic investments in climate, energy, and transportation. Earlier in his career he held various research and engineering roles at The Boeing Company. Spencer was twice selected as a finalist for NASA’s astronaut program.
Spencer holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Washington and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from University of Colorado.