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Monica Murphy was appointed Manager, Advanced Technology Demonstration Programs for the Eastern Region located in Washington D.C. in August of 2007.  In this role she manages GM’s fleet of Chevrolet Equinox Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles and the new electric vehicle the Chevrolet Volt. Activities that fall under her responsibility in the metro-Washington, D.C. area, include test drives, loan deployments, and educational outreach with government officials, national and local media, school groups and other community organizations and leaders.  Murphy was the primary GM representative supporting the D.C. area public drivers participating in the world’s largest hydrogen fuel cell market test fleet- GM’s Project Driveway.  In the fall of 2010, Murphy’s team also supported drivers in the DC area as GM launched the Chevrolet Volt Advisory Board to gain feedback on the Volt prior to production

Prior to her current assignment, Murphy was the Chevrolet Marketing Manager in the Washington, Baltimore, Harrisburg and Philadelphia markets beginning in June of 2006, where she worked with retail Chevrolet dealer groups on marketing initiatives along with advertising creative and placement.  In her 21-year career with General Motors, Murphy has worked extensively in marketing regions for General Motors as a District Sales Manager, wholesale selling of cars and trucks to dealerships and as a District Service Manager improving dealership service departments and creating customer satisfaction programs.

Murphy also spent a number of years of her career focused on customer assistance activities including representing GM at Better Business Bureau hearings and working at Chevrolet’s Customer Assistance Center.

Murphy earned a bachelor degree in Management with a minor in Business Administration from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, in 1989.  Murphy resides in Laurel, Maryland.

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Join DC EcoWomen for the September EcoHour, featuring:

Monica Murphy

Manager of Advanced Technology Demonstration Programs for General Motors

What if driving could be a more sustainable transportation option? What if increased fuel efficiency were not only more sustainable for the planet, but more sustainable for your wallet? Wait, you were thinking the same thing?

Then join us for our September EcoHour as DC EcoWomen presents Monica Murphy, Manager of Advanced Technology Demonstration Programs for General Motors (GM). She will speak about her career, GM’s work on fuel efficient vehicles, and will show off a Chevy Volt right outside of Teaism!

Learn more about our speaker, Monica Murphy.



Tuesday, September 20
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Teaism Penn Quarter* (Map)
400 8th Street NW; Washington, DC
Metro: Archives/Metro Center/Chinatown


On Facebook; or send an e-mail to [email protected]

*Teaism is a generous sponsor of DC EcoWomen and provides their space free of charge. Please help us say Thank You by purchasing a drink, dinner or a yummy salty oat cookie!

Note: Please remember that our EcoHour event is for women only.

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Earthquake risk to nuclear plants has been in the news lately. Are you wondering how experts at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission work to understand and reduce risk to people and the environment? Come learn about the science from an expert in the field, Dr. Annie Kammerer, Senior Seismologist and Earthquake Engineer at the U.S. Regulatory Commission.


Tuesday, July 19; 6:00-8:00 p.m.


400 8th Street NW; Washington, DC
Nearest Metros: Archives/Metro Center/Chinatown


On Facebook; or send an e-mail to [email protected]

*Teaism is a generous sponsor of EcoWomen and provides their space free of charge. Please help us say Thank You by purchasing a drink, dinner or a yummy salty oat cookie!

about annie

Dr. Annie Kammerer is a senior seismologist and earthquake engineer in the Office of Research of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, where she coordinates the NRC’s Seismic Research Program. She also undertakes her own in-house research on seismic hazard and risk and is responsible for the update of earthquake-related guidance, including Regulatory Guide 1.208, which describes the seismic hazard requirements for new nuclear plants in the US.

Prior to joining the U.S. NRC in 2006, she was a consultant in the Risk and Advanced Technology groups in the international design firm, Arup. As seismic hazard lead for the Americas, her consulting work encompassed a wide variety of areas including geotechnical earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, seismology and risk assessment. Her work focused principally in the energy, industrial and transportation sectors and included dozens of projects around the world.

Annie holds three degrees from the UC Berkeley, including a BS in Civil Engineering, an MS in Geotechnical Engineering, and a PhD in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, with minors in Seismology and Structural Engineering. Dr. Kammerer has authored dozens of technical and research publications over her career.