Gia Brazil Vacin

Assistant Deputy Director, ZEVs

Gia Vacin serves as the Assistant Deputy Director, Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Market Development at the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). She focuses on accelerating the ZEV market in pursuit of California’s goal of 100% ZEVs by 2035 for light-duty and 2045 for heavy-duty vehicles by aligning state efforts, collaborating with public and private partners, tracking and expediting ZEV infrastructure in California, and identifying opportunities for additional business engagement and growth. In collaboration with numerous stakeholders, her team is also leading the state’s coordination efforts to win a federally supported renewable clean hydrogen hub, and more broadly, to advance and accelerate the hydrogen market within California and beyond. Prior to her role at GO-Biz, Gia was an environmental management and strategy consultant for more than 15 years and worked with clients across sectors to help mission-driven organizations expand their impact. Gia holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.