MESA, Ariz., June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nxu Inc., (NASDAQ: NXU) (“Nxu”, “the Company”), a US-owned technology company manufacturing innovative battery cells and battery packs for use in advanced energy storage systems and megawatt charging stations, today announced the appointment of Jordan Christensen to the Company’s executive team as Chief Legal Officer, effective June 5, 2023. Reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Mark Hanchett, Christensen will oversee the Company’s legal, compliance and regulatory affairs functions, including corporate governance, securities, and corporate finance, commercial, litigation, labor and employment, and intellectual property matters.
“Jordan joins Nxu at an important stage in our development, and our entire team will benefit from his wide range of private sector and regulatory experience,” said Mark Hanchett, Chairman and CEO of Nxu. “We have been fortunate to have Jordan serve as our external legal counsel for the past five years, so we know firsthand his strong alignment with Nxu’s strategic goals and his commitment to diversity and sustainability. I am confident Jordan’s contributions will have a significant impact on our journey to long-term value creation for all our stakeholders.”
Christensen added, “I am thrilled to be joining Nxu at such an exciting time. The Company has embarked on a path to becoming a leader in the evolution of batteries and energy storage solutions, and I look forward to leveraging my experience and unique perspective to help the entire Nxu team to achieve our ambitious goals for growth and success.”
Professional Background of Jordan Christensen
With nearly 15 years of corporate and legal experience, Christensen brings a broad range of legal and business acumen to Nxu. He joins the Company from WCAZ Law, PLLC, where he was a managing partner acting as outside general counsel for a number of early-phase start-up companies since 2018. In addition, since 2022 he was Assistant Managing Attorney at Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (“SRPMIC”), a sovereign tribe located in Maricopa County, Arizona. Christensen worked for the SRPMIC from 2015 to 2023.
Prior to his tenure with WCAZ Law and the SRPMIC Christensen worked in several regulatory roles, including Assistant Attorney General in the Arizona Attorney General's Office, and as an enforcement Attorney in the Arizona Department of Revenue. Christensen holds a Doctor of Law from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Colleges.
About Nxu, Inc.
Nxu, Inc. is a vertically integrated technology company leveraging its intellectual property and U.S.-manufactured battery innovations to support e-Mobility and energy storage solutions. Driving the energy future, Nxu is developing an ecosystem of industry leading battery cell and pack technologies, grid level energy storage solutions, charging infrastructure, platform and medium-duty electric mobility solutions, and over-air cloud management – encompassed by Nxu’s seamless subscription based models. For more information, visit www.nxuenergy.com.
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