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Donna Bell – Global Vehicle Electrification, Ford

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Donna Bell is currently the EV Infrastructure and Smart Grid Technology manager in the Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters Organization at Ford Motor Company.  In this position, Donna is responsible for managing the launch readiness of electric utilities in the US and Europe inclusive of Value Charging, developing the Smart Grid technology roadmap, and developing and coordinating EV Policy positions for US, Europe & China.  Donna works closely with utilities in the U.S. to develop EV Infrastructure solutions that benefit both the EV customer and the utility companies.  She also supports plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) readiness boards around the country; ensuring that all opportunities that support EV adoption are considered.

Prior to joining the Sustainability team, Donna held various technical and leadership positions in the Electrical and Electronics Systems Engineering organization at Ford including body module electronics design, electrical systems design and analysis, purchasing for driver information components, 6-Sigma as the Electrical Project Champion, Electrical Program Module Team (PMT) leader for the 2008 Ford Focus delivering the first to Ford award winning SYNC system, PMT leader for the 2011 Ford F150, and the Micro-hybrid Electrical Systems supervisor delivering fuel economy improvements for future Ford products. 

Donna has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, a Master of Science degree in Electronics and Computer Control Systems and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Wayne State University.  She is currently enrolled in the Global Executive Track Ph.D. Program at Wayne State University. 

Donna was recently co-organizer and MyEnergi Lifestyle panelist for the Smart Grid and EV Infrastructure Session at the 2013 SAE World Congress.