Carter Stern is the Director of Global Government Affairs for Cruise, the all-electric, autonomous vehicle company. Based in Texas, Carter handles Cruise’s governmental affairs and regulatory strategy in domestic and international new markets. Carter began his career as a trial attorney, representing major road builders and tire manufacturers in cases involving catastrophic accidents. This work first piqued his interest in the mobility sector. This experience led him into the mobility tech space, including bike and scooter sharing, ride hailing, and now AV. Carter’s career has focused on the intersection of technology, public policy, and the built environment to ensure that new mobility solutions address the unique and diverse challenges facing cities. In his spare time, Carter serves as board chair of BikeHouston, Houston’s bike advocacy organization.