Joel R. Ewanick Ewanick CSU Northridge Alumni
Joel R. Ewanick
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
FirstElement Fuel, Inc.

CSU Northridge

BS, Marketing (1984)
  • As chairman and CEO of FirstElement Fuel, Inc., Ewanick has taken a leadership role in building a network of hydrogen-fuel stations throughout California and enabling the commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles to combat global warming.
  • Served as General Motors’ vice president and global chief marketing officer, vice president of marketing at Hyundai Motors America, and general manager of marketing for Porsche Cars North America.
  • Named the Chief Marketing Officer of the Year by Forbes in 2009 and 2010.
  • Helped lead Hyundai to recognition as Marketer of the Year by Advertising Age in 2009​.

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