CEO Brendan P. Keegan Leads Discussion on ‘Transportation Electrification at Scale’

Written By: Merchants Fleet

This week CEO of Merchants Fleet, Brendan P. Keegan moderated an Industry Technical Workshop titled “Transportation Electrification at Scale” for Northwestern University Transportation Center’s Business Advisory Council.

The virtual workshop convened a panel of leading transportation experts to discuss the scale-up of electric vehicles, and the infrastructure required for acceleration of widespread consumer and commercial adoption. Brendan led the discussion with panelists from GM’s BrightDrop, Tesla, Deimler Trucks, Cummins, Ford Motor Company, Shell, and the US Department of Transportation, all of whom have made major investments in electrification and clean energy operations.

As the Council’s sole representative of the nation’s fleet management industry, Merchants has also made major commitments to the future of electrification. The company currently manages over 150,000 vehicles nationally, and aims to have 50% of its mobility fleet portfolio electric by 2025, and 50% of its managed fleet portfolio fully electric by 2030. Merchants has also officially launched Electrify Fleet, an innovative ecosystem of OEM and infrastructure partners, in collaboration with Merchants Fleet sustainability experts, designed to provide resources and insights to help clients make a seamless and cost-effective entry into EV.

About Brendan P. Keegan:  Brendan P. Keegan serves as Chief Executive Officer [CEO] at Merchants Fleet. Brendan has been involved with Merchants Fleet since 2009—as a client, board member, and strategic advisor. His innovative leadership has fueled the company’s strategic direction and been the driving force behind its industry-leading growth.

Brendan is a six-time, transformational President & CEO of technology and financial services companies ranging from 500 to over 10,000 employees located in nearly 150 countries. He has led nearly 50,000 employees, and driven sales of over $100 billion. He also has authored more than 100 articles on leadership, strategy, and technology, and he has been quoted in multiple publications. Brendan is available for speaking opportunities. 

About the Northwestern University Transportation Center Business Advisory Council  
Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) is a leading interdisciplinary education and research institution serving industry, government, and the public. NUTC was founded in 1954 to make  substantive and enduring contributions to the movement of  materials, people, energy, and information.  In so doing, NUTC aims to influence national and  international transportation policy, management, operations, and technological developments.

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