Mullen Automotive Names Chief Strategy Officer

Mullen Automotive Names Chief Strategy Officer

In this role, Marianne McInerney will focus on growth opportunities and drive strategic initiatives.

Emerging electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen Automotive, Inc. announced the appointment of Marianne McInerney as chief strategy officer.

In this key role, McInerney will focus on growth opportunities and drive strategic initiatives for Mullen’s commercial, consumer vehicles and governmental affairs. She will also oversee all state and federal governmental affairs for the company.

Prior to Mullen, McInerney held key roles at next-generation vehicle OEMs, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the American International Automobile Dealers Association, the company said.

McInerney served as assistant secretary and director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of Transportation under Secretary Elaine L. Chao. In her capacity, she was responsible for managing day-to-day communications strategies for the Department and managed oversight of nine modal communications divisions including NHTSA, FMSCA and the FAA.

McInerney also served as the communications lead on all agency policy, rulemakings and program initiatives including internal management and external communication strategy of high-profile initiatives including Autonomous Vehicles 2.0 and 3.0, CAFE, the Drone Pilot Program, along with the INFRA (Infrastructure) and BUILD grant programs, according to Mullen Automotive.

“Marianne is a key addition to our team and her leadership and experience will set a growth strategy to expand and drive strong top and bottom-line impacts for Mullen at the commercial, consumer and governmental levels. She brings a vast level of domestic and international OEM experience and will deliver innovative strategies to strengthen our market share globally,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.

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