Committees

Advocacy

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for monitoring local, state, and federal policy initiatives that impact the cleantech sector. The Committee reviews these initiatives, discusses the impact on the region’s cleantech sector, and recommends policy positions to the Cleantech San Diego Executive Committee. In addition, the Committee, as part of the Cleantech San Diego Leadership Series, organizes events to introduce and educate policy makers on the region’s cleantech sector and our member companies. The Committee collaborates with other organizations on issues of mutual interest when necessary.

Advocacy Committee Members

Leadership

  • Lee Barken, Collective Sun
  • Julia Brown, Forestview Advisors

Members

  • Scott Anders, University of San Diego – EPIC
  • Will Berry, car2g0
  • Bryan Bjorndal, Assure Controls
  • Tom Brill, SDG&E
  • Kevin Davis, Procopio
  • Susan Frank, The Better World Group
  • Dan Goodwin, Oberon Fuels
  • Mike Hansen, City of San Diego
  • Gary Hawkins, Black & Veatch
  • Nicola Hedge, The San Diego Foundation
  • Erica Johnson, Sullivan Solar Power
  • Jamie Link, EDF Renewables
  • Harley McDonald, Iberdrola Renewables
  • Blair McNeill, Renovate America
  • Gerard Nolan, EDF Renewables
  • Eddie Price, Grid Alternatives
  • Sam Quigley, Barney & Barney
  • Jared Quient, BayWa
  • Brenden Reed, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
  • Christopher Stathos, Navy Region Southwest
  • Dan Sullivan, Sullivan Solar Power
  • Al Sweedler, San Diego State University
  • Kristin Tillquist, City of San Diego
  • Heather Werner, OneRoof Energy

Capital and Resources

The Capital and Resources Committee is responsible for supporting local early-stage cleantech companies. The Committee provides support to companies looking to increase their chances of commercialization success through networking, investor outreach, exposure to market trends, business guidance, and professional services. Members of the Committee obtain direct awareness and regular exposure to the region’s newest emerging companies while fostering strategic partnerships.

Capital and Resources Committee Members

Leadership

  • Steve Rowles, Morrison & Foerster
  • Jeff Schwartz, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Members

  • Lee Barken, Collective Sun
  • Julia Brown, Forestview Advisors
  • Jacques Chirazi, City of San Diego
  • James Dickey, Chubb Insurance
  • Mike Elconin, Tech Coast Angels
  • Peter Fisher, Lightsource Renewables
  • James Hoang, Chubb Insurance
  • Steve Hoey, CONNECT
  • Josh Lampl, EcoElectron Ventures
  • Hugh Leslie, Barney & Barney
  • Morten Lund, Stoel Rives
  • Tina Ngo, San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Jeff Reed, Sempra Utilities
  • Douglas Regnier, Ernst & Young
  • Aaron Sokoloff, Procopio
  • Al Sweedler, San Diego State University
  • Kate Zeng, Sempra Energy

Education and Outreach

The Education and Outreach Committee evaluates and creates opportunities to preserve and advance Cleantech San Diego’s brand. Projects led by the Committee are designed to help maximize Cleantech San Diego’s value to the region and beyond while promoting our dynamic membership. Members of the Committee help identify and source opportunities to showcase key initiatives, programs, and news about the organization and our members.

Education and Outreach Committee Members

Leadership

  • Meena Westford, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Members

  • Lee Barken, Collective Sun
  • Nancy Bell, Promar Designs
  • Ashley Bright, Promar Designs
  • Kelia Cowan, Measurabl
  • Blair Forde, Latham & Watkins
  • Denise Gitsham, SVN Public Relations
  • Emma Higgins, GRID Alternatives
  • Sarah Lubeck, San Diego Regional EDC
  • Laura Manz, LJ Manz Consulting
  • Heather Milne Barger, San Diego Workforce Partnership
  • Kelly Sandoval, Renovate America
  • Celina Zarate-Bucklin, Pristine Environments