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.

Susan Coskey
President & Chief Operating Officer

Susan manages the daily operation of Francis Energy, working closely with the executive team and the CEO. Her career has spanned chief executive roles in operations, HR and legal in public, private and government organizations. She has served as a counsel to a US House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee, managed all people operations for a group of cruise companies encompassing a global fleet of over 60,000 people during the throes of the covid pandemic, been a law firm partner, and an entrepreneur. Susan has served on numerous boards, including as a member of Francis Energy’s Advisory Board, and as chair, officer and member of several not for profit boards.  

Susan is passionate about Francis Energy’s mission to transform the electrification of transportation, leaving no community behind. She is an authentic, inclusive, and collaborative leader who approaches organizational and employee effectiveness with analytical rigor, strategic pragmatism, and deep understanding of cross-functional systems and human dynamics.  Susan received her BA in history from Stanford University and her JD/MBA degrees with honors from UCLA.

Megan Charles
Chief of Staff

Megan joined Francis Energy in 2021 and currently leads the Grant Execution, Federal Grant Compliance, and Human Resources and Administrative Support Teams. She has held pivotal positions in Organizational and Administrative support, as well as Human Resources both with the company and elsewhere.

Megan’s professional drive emanates both from a sincere commitment to the Francis’ mission along with a genuine enthusiasm for turning apparent challenges into achievable results. Since joining the team, Megan has played a pivotal role in driving the success and growth of the company.

Jason Pitcock
Chief Government Relations Officer

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.

Seth Christ
Chief Project and Implementation Officer

Seth is a highly accomplished technology leader with over 17 years of experience in renewable energy and EV charging infrastructure. His mission at Francis Energy is to design and develop the next generation of EV charging infrastructure that would be reliable, efficient, and affordable. Under his leadership, the company has deployed thousands of charging stations in the heartland, becoming a trusted partner for Businesses, Native American Tribes, and Municipalities looking to install EV charging infrastructure.

Seth is committed to using technology to drive the transition to a more sustainable and equitable future. He is passionate about creating a world where EV charging is as accessible and ubiquitous as gas stations are today. His dedication to this cause has made him a valuable asset to the industry and a respected leader in the field.

In his free time, Seth enjoys spending time with his family. He is also an avid reader and enjoys learning about new developments in artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and technology.

Ashton Valente
General Counsel

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.

John Miller
Chief Revenue Officer

John leads the Sales, Site Acquisition and Real Estate teams at Francis Energy. With deep experience in the overall renewable’s spaces, including EVSE, EV, Solar, and Storage he is passionate about building the future of energy and transportation.

Prior to joining Francis Energy, John has led multi-faceted teams most recently with EVBox and Tesla. He is a certified professional coach and constant learner in the areas of leadership, organizational development, and sales.

David Dickerson
Senior Vice President, Finance & Accounting

David leverages over two decades of extensive experience across a diverse array of sectors, including global manufacturing, public utility, and technology services.  In his previous role as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Diversey Inc., he built the corporate accounting team and led the transformation of the global accounting, driving significant improvements in operational efficiencies and financial performance, and was instrumental in navigating Diversey through its IPO in March 2021.

David’s prior roles have further cemented his reputation for excellence in reporting, process improvement, and compliance, where his leadership significantly enhanced reporting timelines and strengthened internal controls. His career is punctuated with achievements such as leading cross-functional teams to address significant control deficiencies and implementing transformative financial strategies that have consistently delivered cost savings and efficiency gains.  David embodies a blend of technical proficiency, strategic vision, and leadership acumen. He is committed to excellence and has a passion for innovation and continuous improvement. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a Certified Public Accountant.