UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Spencer Reeder

Spencer Reeder
Director, Government Affairs
Audi of America


Spencer Reeder is responsible for leading the Audi U.S. public policy voice on zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs), including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology, and associated infrastructure.

Reeder joined Audi from Vulcan, Inc. in Seattle, Washington, where he was director of the Climate and Energy Program, and led Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s global philanthropic investments in climate-, energy-, and transportation-related issues, including the Smart City Challenge, developed and implemented in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Reeder was a lead author on the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment and earlier served as Lead Policy Strategist for Climate Change at the Washington State Department of Ecology during Governor Christine Gregoire’s administration. He has also held research and engineering roles with The Boeing Company, focusing on advanced aerospace materials.

Reeder holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from University of Washington and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from University of Colorado. He was also selected as a Bosch Fellow, spending more than a year studying European policy and working in Germany in the aerospace and earth science sectors.


Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.878 million vehicles globally in 2017. In the U.S., Audi of America sold nearly 227,000 vehicles in 2017 and broke all-time company sales records for the eighth straight year. Visit audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.