The former congressman and White House advisor brings decades of government and business experience to the Blink Board
Blink Charging Company, a leading owner and operator of electric vehicle charging equipment and services, recently announced the election of former senior advisor to President Biden and former Congressman, Cedric Richmond, to the Blink Board of Directors.
Richmond, represented Louisiana’s second congressional district, before resigning to serve in the Biden administration.
“Cedric’s addition to the board further broadens the vast collection of experience and expertise that makes the board dynamic and a valuable resource for the executive team,” said Michael D. Farkas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Blink Charging. “We are excited about the wealth of government knowledge, insights, and perspectives Cedric will bring as we continue to expand our presence in the industry, increase deployments of EV charging equipment across the U.S. and the globe, and provide greater shareholder value.”
A graduate of Morehouse College and Tulane University School of Law, Richmond was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, serving six terms. While in Congress, he served on the House Committees on Small Business, Judiciary, Homeland Security, and the prestigious Ways and Means Committee. From 2017-2019, he served as the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Following his successful congressional career, Richmond joined the Biden Administration in 2021, as Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. In that role, Cedric directly engaged with constituencies that ranged from the top CEOs to Civil Rights Leaders to Youth Advocates. He also proudly served the people of Louisiana in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2000 to 2010. Before serving in Congress, Richmond practiced law in New Orleans.
“It is an honor to join the Board of Directors for a pioneer and leader in the growing EV industry. With the clear initiative from the White House being a focus on deploying EV charging infrastructure, I have been very interested in the space. After a thorough review, I think Blink, the largest owner and operator of EV charging stations in the U.S., is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of this country’s transition to Electric Vehicles and I wholeheartedly support that mission. I look forward to upholding the integrity and confidence that is placed on Blink and working alongside the talented leadership team,” said Richmond.
Richmond assumed his seat on Blink’s board on Aug. 25 and serves on its environmental, social and governance (ESG) committee.