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Team

  • 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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  • Zac Dobbin

    Program Director

    As a Director 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 comm
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    As a Director 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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  • Iliana Kenyon

    Program Coordinator

    As a Program Coordinator for Cleantech San Diego, Iliana supports 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
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    As a Program Coordinator for Cleantech San Diego, Iliana supports 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, Iliana worked as an Energy Resilience Research Assistant with the SDSU Research Foundation. 


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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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  • Jamie Garrett

    Consultant, SCEIN Strategic Partnerships

    In her role as Consultant, SCEIN Strategic Partnerships for Cleantech San Diego, Jamie enhances strategic connections between select SCEIN founders and regional stakeholders to facilitate pilot projects and commercial deployments with public, private, and academic partners in the
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    In her role as Consultant, SCEIN Strategic Partnerships for Cleantech San Diego, Jamie enhances strategic connections between select SCEIN founders and regional stakeholders to facilitate pilot projects and commercial deployments with public, private, and academic partners in the region. Jamie has spent 10+ years in the environmental industry working with the Milken Innovation Center developing financial models and catalyzing partnerships and programs for sustainable water infrastructure, and spearheaded business development strategies for ENGIE, focusing on EV infrastructure, energy resiliency, and waste-to-energy growth initiatives. She is Founder and CEO of Trellis-Strategy, specializing in market growth strategies and actionable business development plans. She holds B.S. from the University of Illinois in Business Administration and an MBA from the UC San Diego Rady School of Management.

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