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Alessandra Carreon


Alessandra Carreon was appointed to the Michigan Public Service Commission by Governor Gretchen Whitmer on July 23, 2023. Her term ends July 2, 2025. Ms. Carreon is the first Asian-American commissioner in state history. As a commissioner, Ms. Carreon is an active participant in the WRI Electric School Bus Initiative Advisory Council (ESBI) and WRI ESBI Equity Working Group. She also represents the Commission to the Michigan Council of Future Mobility and Electrification and the Michigan Environmental Justice Response Team.

Ms. Carreon is a member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and serves on the Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment. She also serves on the Task Force on Natural Gas Resource Planning to help navigate the challenging energy landscape of the coming decades. 

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Carreon was a manager for Carbon-Free Transportation at RMI. She launched an initiative for electric vehicle (EV) battery circularity and led projects that focused on equitable fleet electrification and accessible EV charging infrastructure.

Ms. Carreon also served as manager of the Responsible Material Sourcing for Ford Motor Company. She worked with Ford’s Global Sustainability team on corporate sustainability programs, and has a background in regulatory compliance, environmental consulting, social enterprise, and entrepreneurship. She draws from her experience in environmental, social, and corporate governance and sustainability within the automotive industry to consider EV life-cycle impacts when accelerating electrification.

As a resident of Detroit, her past experience also includes serving as board vice-chair for Ecoworks, as board president of The Villages Community Development Corporation, as a steering committee member for the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative, and as a board member for the US Green Building Council – Detroit.

Ms. Carreon earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan – Ross School of Business. She is a licensed professional engineer. 

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