Anthony R. Foxx
Mr. Foxx has been a Director since November 2020 and is currently chief policy officer and advisor to the president and chief executive officer of Lyft, which he joined in 2018. In addition to his duties at Lyft, Mr. Foxx advises AutoTech Ventures, LLC, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that focuses on surface transportation technology, and Hyperloop One, a new transportation technology inspired by Elon Musk and Tullco Investors.
Prior to joining Lyft, Mr. Foxx served as the seventeenth United States Secretary of Transportation from 2013 to 2017. Under Mr. Foxx’s leadership, the Department of Transportation (DOT) established a first-ever policy framework for the safe integration of self-driving vehicles and leveraged $350 million in public and private funding to demonstrate how smart technology can change cities and local communities.
Mr. Foxx developed the Obama Administration’s first surface transportation bill and worked on a bipartisan basis to get its congressional incarnation, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, passed. He launched the DOT’s first, and the Administration’s most successful, Smart City Challenge, engaging more than seventy cities to develop their own strategies to incorporate new technologies into their transportation networks.
Previously, Mr. Foxx served as the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, from 2009 to 2013. First elected to the Charlotte City Council in 2005, upon his 2009 mayoral victory he became the youngest mayor in Charlotte’s history and its second African-American mayor.
Mr. Foxx is also an independent director of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ: CDW), a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education, and healthcare customers.
Mr. Foxx received an undergraduate degree from Davidson College and a law degree from New York University.