Joseph Kopser is a technology entrepreneur and expert in transportation, smart cities, urban mobility, energy, national security issues as well as an Army combat veteran. At Grayline, he works to bring together experts, data, and solutions to help companies and public institutions manage disruptive change. Prior to joining Grayline, Joseph co-founded and served as CEO of RideScout, a Texas-based technology company that set out to organize all the world’s transportation. In 2014, Mercedes-Benz acquired RideScout. Joseph is the coauthor of Catalyst: Leadership and Strategy in a Changing World.
Joseph also served in the U.S. Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star and is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. In 2013, he was recognized as a White House Champion of Change for his efforts in Energy and Transportation. In 2014, his company won the U.S. Department of Transportation Data Innovation Award. In 2018, Joseph ran for Congress in a race that attracted more voters than any of the 36 districts in Texas. Losing by less than 3 points in a heavily gerrymandered district, Joseph demonstrated that voters want civility and problem solvers in Congress. In his free time, he works closely with The Bunker, an organization dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs. In 2019, Joseph became the inaugural Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the CleanTX Foundation, an economic development and professional association for cleantech. Finally, he lives in Austin with his wife and is extremely proud of three adult daughters.