Kevin Campbell

Manager – Fleet Services & Automotive Procurement
City of Chicago

Kevin Campbell is the Manager of Fleet Services & Automotive Procurement for the City of Chicago. Since joining the department nearly 20 years ago, he has overseen vehicle / equipment acquisition activities for all City departments, with a fleet of over 6,500 motorized units and an annual replacement budget of  $60,000,000+.

Under Kevin’s leadership, the City of Chicago’s Green Fleet (alt fuel / hybrid / electric) has grown to over 3,400 units. As such, it has been recognized as one of the leading green fleets in America.

Prior to working at the City of Chicago, Kevin worked in private industry as a design engineer and project manager, and holds several patents for automotive components.

He received his B.S. in Aeronautical / Astronautical Engineering in 1993 from the University of Illinois, and was granted his Professional Engineer’s License (Mechanical) in 1998.

December 9, 2021
 - 15:00 CST
  • Understanding utility’s role in the EV transition – how involved should they be in the process?
  • Establishing local connections – working with utilities to establish an easier process to connect to the grid and understanding utility timelines
  • Uncovering some of the misconceptions when securing capacity for charging infrastructure or installing energy storage
  • Discussing potential rates and tariffs for energy usage for charging as different models continue to evolve
  • Examining if EVs could offer ways to add additional capacity to the grid, through V2g technology