James Tamm, Fuel Economy Division Chief, Office of Rulemaking, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Jim Tamm leads the Fuel Economy Division, within the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which is responsible for establishing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations for passenger cars, light-duty trucks and medium-duty passenger vehicles, and fuel efficiency regulations for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and work trucks. The division is also responsible for reviewing and approving manufacturer petitions for alternative CAFE standards, and implementing consumer information programs, including regulations for some content on the fuel economy label and new regulations for alternative fuel badges on light-duty vehicles. Tamm joined NHTSA in 2009 after a 31 year career at Chrysler where he served as an Engineering Supervisor in Powertrain Systems Engineering. At Chrysler his group was responsible for developing 4-cylinder powertrain control systems to meet regulatory and corporate targets for fuel economy, emissions, diagnostics, drivability and performance. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.