Forrest Beanum

Former Vice President of Government Relations, Coda Automotive

Coda is a musical term that means the end of one movement and the beginning of the next. And for us, that means moving away from our dependence on fossil fuels and adopting an electrification model of transportation.

As the former Vice President of Government Relations for Coda Automotive, Forrest Beanum designed and orchestrated the company's global public affairs and public relations activities as the company prepared to launch an all-electric sedan in California. Prior to joining Coda, Beanum worked at CityView, a $745 million national real estate investor, advising the firm's partner while designing the firm's national branding, public relations and investor relations strategies. Before that, he headed the public relations division at Los Angeles public affairs firm Cerrell Associates, Inc., providing media relations and public affairs counsel to a diverse client base. 

Beanum received his bachelor of arts degree in sociology with an emphasis on public policy and mass communication at Pomona College.

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