Leadership Team Bios

Barry Kresch - President, EV Club of CT
Barry Kresch, President

Recognized for “Outstanding Leadership in EV Education” by the Southwest Connecticut Clean Cities Coalition, Barry Kresch has long been involved in environmental activism. He has been a club member and EV owner since 2012. His participation in the club includes doing the analytics, including the Interactive EV Dashboard tracking EV adoption in CT and a financial analysis of the Westport Police acquiring a Tesla Model 3 for use as a patrol car. He writes and manages the EVClubCT.com website, has published multiple Op-Ed pieces supporting EV-friendly policy, is a frequent speaker and often used as a resource for information about the state of EVs in CT by the press and others. He is on the National Policy Committee of the Electric Vehicle Association (formerly Electric Auto Association).

 

 

Dawn Henry - EV Club of CT Leadership Team
Dawn Henry

As a member of the EV Club of Connecticut Leadership Team, Dawn Henry brings a passion for electric vehicles combined with a professional expertise in marketing strategy as she looks to encourage others to make the transition from ICE cars to the vehicles of the future. She’s also a member of Sustainable Westport, a Board Member of Save the Sound, and a presenter for Climate Reality.  Her current EV-only household includes a Tesla Model 3, S, and X. Dawn is also hedging her bets and holding reservations for the Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian, and Aptera.

 

 

Bruce Redman Becker
Bruce Becker, Chairman

EV Club Past President Bruce Redman Becker is an architect and developer who is president of  Becker + Becker, with a passion for electric vehicles.  In his professional and volunteer work, he is committed to accelerating the transition from fossil fuels to renewable electrification in both the built environment and transportation sectors.  His first electric vehicle was an electric motorcycle he rode when he was in high school.  Since 2012 he and his wife Kraemer have enjoyed owning six different models of electric cars: the BMW ActiveE, BMW i3, Mercedes B class Electric, and Tesla models S, 3, and Y.

 

 

Analiese Paik
Analiese Mione

Analiese Mione is an advocate and volunteer helping to pave the way to a sustainable future. She’s deeply committed to advancing the Club’s mission of rapidly electrifying transportation in Connecticut and is fond of calling it the 38% solution to climate change. Her advocacy efforts run the gamut from educating legislators to testifying in Hartford and writing op-eds and giving webinars to inform and inspire the public.  When she’s not in her office, she can be found cooking in the kitchen or gardening to conserve and restore native New England plants and their pollinators. Most recently she answered Bill McKibben’s call to join ThirdAct.org to be a climate activist, and has a Rivian R1T with a camp stove to take her act on the road.

 

Paul Braren
Paul Braren

An IT Professional by day, Paul has a life-long passion for technology. Getting the most out of technology is not just his job, it’s his hobby, an active blogger since 2011 at his TinkerTry.com with over a million readers per year. His career spans 3 decades, and an integral part of his work has always been about risk reduction and efficiency. Once his 2006 Civic Hybrid reached the end of the road, the EV with highest safety and the lowest cost-per-mile was his pick for his road-warrior ways. The 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD. You can guess what his wife bought when her 2005 Civic died, the ultimate short-commute vehicle, the 2020 Tesla Model 3 SR+. Paul has also an avid follower of the nascent EV industry, including all makes, and is an optimist about an increasingly sustainable outlook for humanity.

Paul @paulbraren manages the EV Club of Connecticut’s Twitter presence at @EVClubCT and videos on the YouTube Channel.

Phil Levieff

Phil Levieff

As a child of Gen X, the evolution of technology and its impact on our everyday lives has always been a driving force for Phil.

An early adopter at an early age, his passion for finding ways to use technology and art as tools to create efficiencies and bring people together grew further after 23 years in corporate America helping global companies of all sizes integrate disparate human capital management systems to create operational efficiencies leveraging machine learning, predictive analytics, data privacy and security….or people, process and technology.

In 2016 Phil began creating his model Sustainable Smart Home in Fairfield CT by collapsing multiple disparate Home systems. One of his first connected devices was his 2016 Tesla model S which sparked his interest in joining the EV club of CT and to better understand why you could not purchase this technology in CT. Since then he has showcased his passion for accelerating the education and adoption of these next gen technologies as a bridge to the future to bring power back to the people.

Phil was a previous member of the Sustainable Fairfield Task Force and enjoys playing music, sports, art and politics.

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