Bruce Mainzer

Speakers Bureau / Bruce Mainzer


Bruce is co-chair of the chapter and also of the EV Transportation team. After getting a master’s degree in transportation from Northwestern, Bruce worked for 10 years in public transportation, including stints with the RTA, Illinois DOT and Metro-North Commuter Railroad in New York City.  He then worked in the travel industry for United Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Line, Vail Resorts, Hyatt Hotels and Carey Worldwide Chauffeur Services.  Bruce retired in 2019, after serving for the last 13 years of his career as a marketing and pricing consultant for hotel owners and major travel industry brands. 




A bit more:

Bruce enjoys all forms of transportation and after owning convertible foreign sports cars, he is now a big fan of his EV.  

Climate Reality Leadership Corps training: 

Virtual, 2021

Home zip code (and town):

60035 (Highland Park) and 60654 (Chicago)

Miles willing travel for presentation:  

Almost Anywhere

Key topics likes to focus on: 

The Climate Pledge, electrifying everything (home and vehicle), electric vehicles, analyses of greenhouse gas emissions and solutions for minimizing or eliminating them.

Ideal audience type:

libraries, community groups, universities, civic groups

Favorite quote: 

42% of all emissions [result from] decisions that are made at kitchen tables. That includes the cars we drive as well as how we heat our homes, heat the water in our homes, cook our food, and dry our clothing.”  

–Alex Laskey, Founder and Executive Chair of Rewiring America


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