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  • Jason Anderson

    President and CEO

    Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a business organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s members include more than 120 businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committe
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    Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a business organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s members include more than 120 businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy, the environment and all members of the community. Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla. Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin. Jason serves on the boards of the San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition, CONNECT, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative and Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. In 2021, Jason was named by The San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ Leaders of Influence.


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  • Shannon Bresnahan

    Vice President

    As Vice President of Cleantech San Diego, Shannon manages overall corporate communications, strategic marketing, branding, and public relations activity to position the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy while raising the visibility and profile o
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    As Vice President of Cleantech San Diego, Shannon manages overall corporate communications, strategic marketing, branding, and public relations activity to position the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy while raising the visibility and profile of Cleantech San Diego and its members. Prior to joining Cleantech San Diego in 2013, Shannon led marketing for weather software startup EarthRisk Technologies. Previously, she spent seven years as Marketing Manager at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and three years in communications and public relations at UC San Diego, elevating the global brands of these clean technology and climate change research powerhouses. Shannon is an alumna of UC San Diego with a BA in Communications. In 2017, Shannon was named one of SD METRO’s “40 Under 40.”


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  • Marty Turock

    Executive Director, Southern California Energy Innovation Network

    Upon graduation from Princeton University with a BSE in chemical engineering, Marty joined a General Electric, Management Training Program and over his 20+ year career at GE rose to become one of the top Global Operating Managers in the Engineered Materials Businesses including P
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    Upon graduation from Princeton University with a BSE in chemical engineering, Marty joined a General Electric, Management Training Program and over his 20+ year career at GE rose to become one of the top Global Operating Managers in the Engineered Materials Businesses including P&L leadership roles in Canada and Hong Kong. In San Diego, Marty Turock initially established a sustainability consulting practice including Cleantech San Diego, SDG&E, and a number of high tech and cleantech startup companies as his primary clients. Over his 15 years with Cleantech San Diego, Marty has led a series of highly successful and impactful strategic field programs including the Greening San Diego Program, the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds solar program, the DOE Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program, the SD Region Street Lighting Working Group, and the SD Region K-12 Schools Collaborative. Since Cleantech San Diego was awarded a California Energy Commission EPIC grant in 2016, Marty launched and continues to lead the Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN) in helping entrepreneurs accelerate commercial traction for their breakthrough energy innovations that support the goal of creating an equitable clean energy economy.


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  • Zac Dobbin

    Program Director

    As a Program Manager for Cleantech San Diego, Zac oversees the Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN), a California Energy Commission-funded program that provides innovative energy startups in San Diego, Imperial, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties with access
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    As a Program Manager for Cleantech San Diego, Zac oversees the Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN), a California Energy Commission-funded program that provides innovative energy startups in San Diego, Imperial, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties with access to commercialization services. Prior to joining Cleantech San Diego, Zac worked as a graduate intern with the Port of San Diego’s Aquaculture and Blue Economy Incubator and as a business and operations analyst at MAX Arts. Athletics. Wellness in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Zac holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and earned his MBA from the University of San Diego (USD) where he concentrated in finance with a keen interest in impact investing. While at USD, he was Graduate Student Ambassador of the Year, President of the Management Consulting Association, and a recipient of the Deans Merit Scholarship. In addition, he won the WeSolv Entrepreneurial Pricing and Financial Modeling Case Challenge and was a runner-up in the CFA Institute Research Challenge.


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  • Natalie Toon

    Program Manager

    As Program Manager of Cleantech San Diego’s Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN), Natalie is responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of SCEIN, which offers commercialization services to startups that are developing novel solutions to help California
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    As Program Manager of Cleantech San Diego’s Southern California Energy Innovation Network (SCEIN), Natalie is responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of SCEIN, which offers commercialization services to startups that are developing novel solutions to help California meet its clean energy goals. Previously, she interned on the Innovation and Technology Commercialization team at Cleantech San Diego member company EDF Renewables, and also worked as a technical ESG consultant at Verdani Partners. Natalie holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC San Diego.


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  • Martha Carver

    Director of Administration

    Martha is Cleantech San Diego’s Director of Administration. She is responsible for oversight of all financial accounting and fiduciary reporting, administration, and human resources activities. She brings 25 years of experience in nonprofit financial and administrative manageme
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    Martha is Cleantech San Diego’s Director of Administration. She is responsible for oversight of all financial accounting and fiduciary reporting, administration, and human resources activities. She brings 25 years of experience in nonprofit financial and administrative management. Martha’s previous appointments include Fund Manager, Financial Manager as well as Administrative and Budget Analyst for the UCLA, UC San Diego, and San Diego State University campuses. She is an alumna of UCLA with degrees in Biology and Near Eastern Studies.

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  • Hillary Hebert

    Policy Consultant

    In her role as Policy Consultant for Cleantech San Diego, Hillary tracks the activities of local community choice energy programs and engages Cleantech San Diego members to provide feedback and input on resource procurement related issues. An experienced California energy indus
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    In her role as Policy Consultant for Cleantech San Diego, Hillary tracks the activities of local community choice energy programs and engages Cleantech San Diego members to provide feedback and input on resource procurement related issues. An experienced California energy industry expert, Hillary previously spent more than ten years in policy and procurement management positions at SDG&E. She is currently Principal at HMH Energy Consulting, specializing in resource planning, clean energy procurement, energy efficiency, and demand response. She holds a J.D. from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Urban Studies/Affairs from the University of Minnesota.

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