Volta Appoints Media Industry Leader Kathy Savitt to Board of Directors
Former Yahoo CMO Will Serve as the First Independent Director For National EV Charging and Media Network
Media Industry Leader Kathy Savitt Joins Volta Board of Directors
San Francisco, CA (February 7, 2019) Volta Charging, the leading purpose-driven media platform, today announced the appointment of marketing and technology veteran Kathy Savitt to its Board of Directors. Savitt, Volta’s first Independent Director, will add additional media and brand expertise to the Board, helping the company expand its industry relationships and market position.
Savitt previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Media at Yahoo where she led the brand’s worldwide marketing, customer experience, and editorial teams including Yahoo News, Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo’s content and media partnership strategy. She
is currently a founding partner at Perch Partners, a global strategic advisory firm for Fortune 500 and venture-backed start-ups.
“I am proud to join the Board leadership of Volta Charging,” said Kathy Savitt. “The Company has made rapid, impressive strides with consumers, media, real estate and investment partners. I look forward to supporting Volta as it scales and grows globally.”
Volta has developed a network of the country’s most utilized electric vehicle charging stations. By installing chargers in high-traffic locations in top media markets and partnering with advertisers to sponsor the service, Volta EV chargers are available to both drivers and real estate hosts without cost. Volta operates operate nationwide in nearly all of the top 10 media markets, in addition to its initial launch market, Hawaii. Recent advertisers on Volta’s network include Facebook, Netflix, Jaguar and Nissan, among others.
Before joining Yahoo, Savitt served as CEO of Lockerz, a company she founded in 2009 with the mission of revolutionizing the way Generation Z discovers and consumes content and products. Prior to Lockerz, she also held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
at American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where she ran both the global marketing efforts of the company’s portfolio of brands and the digital and e-commerce channels. Savitt also served as Vice President of Strategic Communications, Content and Entertainment Initiatives for Amazon.com, spearheading the development of Amazon’s first original entertainment initiatives.
“Kathy is not only a recognized authority in media and marketing, but a visionary as well,” said Scott Mercer, Founder and CEO, Volta Charging. “She has consistently been on the cutting edge of media and technology, first at Amazon, then at Yahoo. We can’t wait to put her insights to use as we change the way brands think about media, and the way drivers think about the planet.”
Savitt is currently is a board member of Picket (PropTech for residential real estate), Hey Charlotte (Subscription-based social network) and Flippable (data-driven, people-powered movement to restore democracy). A graduate of Cornell University, she has also served on several public boards including Alaska Air Group and Build-A-Bear Workshop over the past 15 years.
Volta is changing the dynamic of mobility infrastructure. Volta Charging has developed the country’s most utilized electric vehicle (EV) charging network. By installing chargers in high-traffic locations in top media markets and partnering with brands to sponsor the service, Volta EV chargers are available to both drivers and real estate hosts free of cost. Volta also works closely with municipalities and industry groups with a stated commitment to emissions reduction. Volta currently operates citywide EV charging networks in more than 50 municipalities, and was also named to the Global Cleantech 100 in 2019. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York City, and is always looking for new transportation problems to solve. To learn more visit www.voltacharging.com.