Advisory Board & Speakers Cleantech Executive Program

The Cleantech Executive Program Advisory Board will guide the content and format of the Cleantech Executive Program. Representing a crosssection of the private and public sectors, the Cleantech Executive Program Advisory Board Members are a collection of seasoned industry executives, policy makers and academic theorists. This unique combination helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice and provide a comprehensive and real world view of the future of cleantech.

2010 Speakers

Maximilian Auffhammer
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley ARE/IAS

John Balbach
Sr. Advisor, Beetle Capital Partners

Jeffrey Byron
Commissioner, CEC

Will Coleman
Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Cisco DeVries
President, Renewable Funding

Paul Douglas
Supervisor, Renewable Procurement and Resource Planning, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

John Gage
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Brian Goncher
Alternative Energy & Clean Tech Practice Director, Deloitte Services LP

Ilan Gur, PhD
Director and Co-founder, Seeo Inc

Brian Hardwick
Senior Vice President and Clean Tech Sector Leader National Strategies Public Affairs

Alex Laskey
President & Founder, OPOWER

Casey Porto
Sr. V.P. Commercialization & Deployment National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Melinda Richter
Executive Director, Environmental Business Cluster (EBC); Founder & CEO, Prescience International

Mark Trexler
Director, Climate Strategies and Markets – DNV Climate Change Services North Americas

Advisory Board & 2009 Speakers

Luis Arbulu
Finance & Investments Lead, Google Investments

John Balbach
Managing Partner, Global Alliances

Norman Birchfield
Senior Environmental Technology Officer, Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Jeffrey Byron
Commissioner, CEC

Pam Contag, PhD
Founder and CEO, Cygnet BioFuels; Founder, Cobalt Biofuels

Neal Dikeman
Co-Founder, Carbonflow; Founding Partner, Jane Capital

Paul Douglas
Supervisor, Renewable Procurement and Resource Planning, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

Anthony Eggert
Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Chair California Air Resources Board

Ethan Elkind
Environmental Law Fellow

Daniel A. Faber
Sho Sato Professor of Law; Director, Environmental Law Program

Annette Finsterbusch
Director, Applied Ventures

John Gage
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Ilan Gur, PhD
Researcher, UC Berkeley

Stefan Heck
Leader Global Cleantech Practice, McKinsey & Co.

Dallas Kachan
Managing Director, Cleantech Group

Daniel M. Kammen
Berkeley Institute of the Environment

Alex Kinnier
Partner, Khosla Ventures

Christopher R. Knittel
Associate Professor of Economics, UC Davis

Harold (Hal) O. LaFlash
Director, Emerging Clean Technology Policy, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Duane Larson
Head of Energy Efficiency, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Craig Lewis
Government Relations Advisor & Founding Principal: RightCycle and FIT Coalition

Trina Martynowicz
Clean Air Emerging Technologies and West Coast Collaborative, Clean Energy and Climate Change Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Steve McBee
President & CEO, McBee Strategic

Ramamoorthy Ramesh, PhD
Materials Science and Engineering and Physics, UC Berkeley

Melinda Richter
Founder & CEO, Prescience Intl; Executive Director, Environmental Business Cluster (EBC)

Chris Somerville, PhD
Director, EBI

Patricia Thompson
Consultant, Sageview Associates

Amy Zimpfer
Regional Deputy Director, EPA