Xantha Bruso provides strategic advice on transportation, energy, and climate change mitigation policies and programs. She has over 18 years of experience conducting policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, and program design and implementation for utilities, government agencies, and private sector clients.
As a Principal in Cadmus’ Distributed Energy Resources practice, Xantha leads the evaluation of utility electric vehicle infrastructure programs, manages clean transportation and climate change disclosure projects, and advances efforts to develop new services in emerging mobility and climate resilience. Prior to Cadmus, Xantha managed autonomous vehicle policy and pilot programs at AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah. She also worked for over a decade at Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), where she led analyses to inform the design and implementation of California’s Cap-and-Trade and Low Carbon Fuel Standard programs and the federal Clean Power Plan, and advocated to strengthen federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles. She also helped develop PG&E’s clean transportation and natural gas decarbonization strategies, and advanced PG&E’s response to climate change through the creation of internal mitigation programs, risk management processes, and participation in external reporting.
Xantha holds a Master of City Planning degree from MIT, an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School, and a BA from Dartmouth College. She is on the board of the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and the Dartmouth Outing Club of Northern California. She is also an Aspen First Mover Fellow and a Switzer Environmental Fellow.