Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned female automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the internet.

Recently Lou Ann has developed an automotive and energy issues related website, www.drivingthenation.com. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both, and how intrinsically they are linked. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst’s insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.

Ms. Hammond guests on MSNBC, CNBC, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and Fox Business News providing insight on the global car culture, advanced technology energy, and the oil business. Hammond addresses current and promising future energies and technologies that drive America today and tomorrow.

Hammond guests regularly on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show and Motor Trend radio.

Hammond has written for a broad range of audiences in Wired Magazine, Wired.com, Auto Aficionado, Pink magazine and Green Car Journal and fortune.com.

Hammond belongs to the Motor Press Guild (MPG) and is former Vice President and chairperson of media day for the Western Automotive Journalists (WAJ).

Ms. Hammond has a degree in Accounting from San Francisco State University. At 16 she graduated from Chofu high school in Tokyo

Ms. Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978-1986. Lou Ann was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s.