Francis Energy EV Charging Stations

Francis Energy Executive Staff

David Jankowsky
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

As founder and CEO of Francis Energy, David Jankowsky has led the development and construction of the nation’s first statewide fast-charging network across Oklahoma. His leadership is helping to fuel the drive to the EV economy as the company expands its modern transportation network across middle America.

Francis Energy is the fourth largest owner and operator of fast-charging stations in the country and David believes all communities must have access to the fuel of the future. That is why the Francis Charging Network covers rural areas, tribal lands, and underserved communities that are ignored by today’s fast-charging networks elsewhere.

Prior to founding the company in 2015, David was Regional Counsel and Vice President of International Business Development for SunEdison, Inc., where he was responsible for all aspects of corporate development in the Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa regions. Prior to SunEdison, David was an energy project finance attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C.

David currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is blessed with a beautiful wife, three kids, a Labrador, and a very mediocre golf game.

Ashton Valente
Chief Legal Officer

Ashton oversees all of Francis Energy’s legal operations and internal and external compliance.

Prior to joining Francis Energy, Ashton served as General Counsel at Basin Holdings, a global holding company focused on providing products and services to energy and industrial customers. Prior to that, Ashton was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions.

Daniel Mandli
Chief Operating Officer

Daniel is a senior level leader with over 30 years of cross-functional experience in wind turbine design engineering, wind plant operations, customer service, process engineering, manufacturing management, project management and optimization, statistical process control (SPC), performance management, process design, and employee involvement. Daniel utilizes a customer-oriented “Kaizen” approach when providing support to internal organizational needs, vendors, or clients. Daniel has held senior management roles within several fortune 500 companies, including NextEra Energy, Bridgestone, as well as with Vestas Wind Systems.

Daniel’s specialties also include: quality improvement, problem solving, performance

management, wind turbine selection and project due diligence. Operational highlights:

  • Managed over 2 GW of operating Wind Generation facilities in WI, MN, ND, SD, CA, WY, CO, OR, OK, TX, WV, PA, NY and KS
  • Managed 1000 MW of wind project builds in six different states
  • Built two NOC (National operation centers) that monitored over 6 GW of assets.
  • Participated in over $2.5 billion long term debt and tax equity financing for wind and EV Charging assets in 15 different states.
  • Managed global Wind turbine platform with engineering offices in Denmark, India, South

America and Beijing.

  • Managed the 2019 and 2020 Francis Energy EV charger network installation

Daniel earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, and his MBA from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign, IL.

Jason Pitcock
SVP, Government Relations

As SVP of Government Relations, Jason oversees engagement with government officials and industry stakeholders to promote Francis Energy’s legislative, regulatory, and policy objectives. Jason reports directly to the President.

Before returning to his native Tulsa, Oklahoma and joining Francis in 2016, Jason spent a decade in Washington, D.C., where he was Vice President and Counsel at a bipartisan government affairs firm whose clients included several Fortune 100 companies. Prior to that, he worked for the United States Congress, as Counsel to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Oklahoma State University and his Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Clark Wheeler
Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Clark is responsible for all aspects of corporate development and strategy, and oversees our executive team. At Francis Energy, Clark has successfully closed over $50M in EV infrastructure project funding.

Clark is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, MA, where he served on the editorial board of the Northeastern University Law Review. Before attending law school, Clark worked for a public health think tank and as a civilian employee at the Dept. of Defense.