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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.
Packsize® CEO Hanko Kiessner decided to take on the battle for air quality in 2012. 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, Hanko focused on expanding the available infrastructure for charging electric vehicles. He began by giving away free charging stations to business partners as a gift and message of goodwill. 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.
Fast forward to 2019, and LFCA is still committed to the same principles that inspired Hanko by continuing to provide charging stations, consultations on charging management, and best practices for EV drivers at the workplace and beyond. Through these efforts, LFCA has greatly expanded the EV charging infrastructure in Utah. Installing over 540 chargers, providing clean transportation options to the local market, and therefore improving our air quality.
Key Board Members
“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’s passion for sustainability has led him to be the founder and CEO of Packsize International, as well as co-create Leaders for Clean Air
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, winning numerous industry awards and acclaim for its accomplishments in design, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. 3form employs over 500 people with factories in Salt Lake, Seattle, and the Netherlands.
Talley is 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.