Biography: Keith Cole
Mr. Keith Cole is the director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs and Advanced Technology Vehicle Strategies for General Motors Corporation. In this position, he focuses on environmental policy issues, including GM’s development of hydrogen-powered fuel cells and other advanced vehicle technologies, and on tort reform legislation. Before coming to GM, Mr. Cole was a partner at the law firms of Beveridge & Diamond, and then Swidler Berlin, where he specialized in energy, environment, and natural resources matters before Congress and federal agencies.
From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Cole worked for the U.S. Congress. He spent five years serving as counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, specializing in environmental legislation, and then two years with the Senate Small Business Committee, working on regulatory reform legislation. Mr. Cole has also worked as a geophysical engineer in Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Egypt, and the Sudan. He serves on the board of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and the board of the Access Fund. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.