Britta Gross is the Director of Advanced Vehicle Commercialization Policy at GM. She is responsible for assessing energy system alternatives, identifying energy strategies and business opportunities, and steering the commercialization efforts for electrical and hydrogen infrastructure. This infrastructure is required to support the deployment of GM’s rapidly developing electric propulsion vehicle technologies, based on fuel cells and plug‐in batteries. Ms. Gross has an extensive and diverse background in the Automotive and Aerospace industries. She began her career in 1983 with Hughes Space & Communications in Los Angeles, leading Mission Design and Systems Engineering teams developing satellite programs. In 1995, she transferred to Opel in Russelsheim, Germany where she led a joint aerospace/automotive project that involved Hughes, GM, and Opel vehicle design engineers. After seven years in Europe, Gross returned to the U.S. and joined General Motors’ Advanced Vehicle Technology programs to work on the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle program. Ms. Gross received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and studied language arts at the University of Wurzburg in Germany. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Hydrogen Association.