Lead the way to cleaner air

BAD AIR HURTS EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND UTAH'S ECONOMY
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Mission Statement

Leaders for Clean Air is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to improving Utah’s air quality by providing free electric vehicle charging stations to Utah businesses, implementing large-scale electric charger projects, and promoting the benefits of electric vehicle technology. Supported by local business leaders who recognize that workplace charging is the key to bending the curve on electric vehicle adoption, Leaders for Clean Air believes in making a positive impact on pollution levels to ensure cleaner air and a higher quality of life for all Utahns. 

 

History

In 2012, Packsize® CEO Hanko Kiessner decided to take on the battle for air quality. While building his business in Salt Lake City, he felt a personal moral and ethical responsibility to extend the principle of not doing business at the expense of others. In response to the poor air quality in Salt Lake City, Hanko made the decision to drive electric to reduce tailpipe emissions. As a way to promote this message, he began by giving away free charging stations to business partners as a gift and message of goodwill to expand the available infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. The program was so popular he decided to formalize it and make it available to all Utah businesses. To spread the word, he joined with two other business leaders, Steve Keyser, and Talley Goodson, to form Leaders for Clean Air and launched the private-sector initiative on Jan 20, 2015.

In 2019, LFCA is still committed to the same principles that inspired Hanko by continuing to provide charging stations, consultations on charging management, and education for EV drivers at the workplace and beyond. Through these efforts, LFCA has made its mark by greatly expanding EV charging infrastructure and EV knowledge in the community. We believe every charging project matters, and with over 750 chargers installed to date, we are paving the way to a cleaner and healthier future for Utah and beyond.   

Leaders for clean air

Board Members

Hanko KiessNer

“I wanted to build a successful company that didn’t wreck the planet! While Utah has ‘the greatest snow on Earth’ and more national parks than any other state in the U.S., many of our residents avoid going outside in the winter months, and on some days the air quality is bad enough that the state government cautions against breathing it. Air shouldn’t come with a health advisory.”

Kiessner is currently the CEO of Packsize International

Talley Goodson

Talley Goodson is Founder and CEO of 3form Inc., a leading manufacturer of environmentally-friendly commercial interior finishes. Under Talley’s leadership, 3form has created a new category of translucent resin architectural design materials and won numerous industry awards and acclaim for its accomplishments in design, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility.

Talley is also the founder of the Full Circle Foundation that engages in economic development and vocational training projects in Western Senegal, and the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. Talley travels to Africa and Nepal frequently to work with artisans and support specific projects such as community gardens in Senegal.

Steve Keyser

Steve Keyser is the CEO of Utah Paperbox. While the company is over a century old, UPB has been committed to thinking about the future. Keyser has played a key role in equipping the facility with innovative green technology. Equipped with a 164kWH roof solar field, state-of-the-art cooling systems for their presses, and GPS tracking skylights among other investments, UPB has made a serious commitment to the environment, resulting in the environmental recognition of LEED Gold certification and a leader in a clean, environmentally conscious business.