Director, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs General Motors
Mr. Keith Cole is Director of Advanced Technology Vehicle Strategies and Legislative Affairs for General Motors. He focuses on GM’s advanced vehicle technologies and their impact on environmental policies. From 1997 until 2002, he was a partner at the law firms of Beveridge & Diamond, and then Swidler Berlin, specialized in energy, environment and natural resource matters. Before that, he worked for Congress for seven years, as counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, specializing in environmental legislation, and two years with the Senate Small Business Committee. Prior to his legal career, he worked as a geophysical engineer for Schlumberger Technical Services in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Egypt, and the Sudan.
Mr. Cole has served on the advisory board of the NFIB Legal Foundation, and the Board of Directors of the Access Fund, a national organization dedicated to preserving access to rock climbing areas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University, and a Law degree from the University of Virginia.