Sam Wade, Chief of the Transportation Fuels Branch, California Air Resources Board
As Chief of the Transportation Fuels Branch at the California Air Resources Board, Mr. Wade oversees rule development and implementation of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. In prior positions with CARB, Mr. Wade contributed to the creation of California’s cap-and-trade program, authored portions of the initial AB 32 Scoping Plan, and served as ARB’s Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs. His private sector experience includes work in energy policy at a major Californian utility and time with a bioenergy start-up. Sam holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Davis, a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii, and an M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.