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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Robert M. Balzar
Balzar Energy Solutions

Balzar Energy Solutions and Technology specializes in helping companies plan, develop, deliver and implement energy efficiency,...

Janice Berman
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Janice Berman is the Senior Director of Energy Efficiency Strategy.  Ms. Berman is responsible for providing strategic leadership of PG&E...

Scott Bernstein
Center for Neighborhood Technology

Scott Bernstein is President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, an urban sustainability innovations laboratory which helps local leaders...

Carl Blumstein Chairman
California Institute for Energy and Environment
(510) 643-9324

Carl Blumstein is the Director of CIEE. One of the founders of CIEE, he has 30 years of experience in energy research and R&D management. He...

Denise Fairchild
Emerald Cities Collaborative

Denise Fairchild is the inaugural President of Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), a national nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C....

Penni McLean-Conner
Northeast Utilities

Penni McLean-Conner is the Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Group for Northeast Utilities.  She is responsible...

Peter A. Molinaro Secretary
The Dow Chemical Company

Peter Molinaro is Vice President of Federal and State Government Affairs for The Dow Chemical Company based in Washington, D.C.  He is...

Steve Morgan
Clean Energy Solutions, Inc.

Steve Morgan is President of Clean Energy Solutions, Inc. Since joining CESI in the spring of 2007 Mr. Morgan has been working to launch the...

Francis J. Murray, Jr.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Frank is the past president of NYSERDA. Prior to his appointment, Frank served as Senior Advisor at the international environmental consulting...

Clay Nesler
Johnson Controls

Clay Nesler is the Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability for Johnson Controls. In this role, he is responsible for energy and...

Dan W. Reicher
Stanford University

Executive Director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance

Dan Reicher has more than 25 years of experience in...

Roland J. Risser (Special Advisor)
U.S. Department of Energy

Roland Risser is the Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program...

Gene Rodrigues
ICF International

Gene Rodrigues is Vice President of Market Development in ICF International's Energy Efficiency Division. ICF International is a technology,...

Michael Sachse

Mr. Sachse is senior vice president of regulatory affairs, business development and general counsel of OPower. The company works with 93 utility...

Maxine Savitz
Honeywell (retired)

Dr. Savitz recently retired as the General Manager for Technology Partnerships at Honeywell, Inc. During her career at Honeywell, she oversaw...

Alison Silverstein President
Independent Consultant

Alison Silverstein is an independent consultant.  She works and lectures for government and private clients on issues including...

Peter R. Smith
Pataki-Cahill Group

Peter R. Smith serves as the Managing Director for the Climate Change, Energy and the Environment Group for the Pataki-Cahill Group.  Smith...

Timothy M. Stout Treasurer
E Source

Tim Stout is a Senior Fellow at E Source. He was Vice President of Research in 2011 and 2012. He joined E Source in June 2010 as the Director...

Susan Stratton
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Susan Stratton is the Executive Director of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) whose purpose is to maximize energy efficiency in...

Jud W. Virden, Jr.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-6512

Dr. Virden is the Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Direc­torate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He...

Stephen Wiel
Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program
(510) 813-1426

Stephen Wiel is currently serving as Chairman of the Board of the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) and as the...

Kathrin Winkler

Ms. Winkler is senior vice president and chief sustainability officer of EMC, a global leader in accelerating the role of information and...

Research Advisory Board

David Greene
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

David Greene received a bachelor's degree in geography from Columbia University in 1971 and a master's degree in geography in 1973 from...

Mark Levine
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Senior Staff Scientist and Founder, China Energy Group

Mark D. Levine was director of the Environmental Division at Lawrence...

Loren Lutzenhiser
Portland State University

Professor, Urban Studies and Planning

Dr. Lutzenhiser’s research focus has been on exploring how cities and people use...

Karen Palmer
Resources for the Future

Research Director

Karen Palmer is a Senior Fellow and Research Director at Resources for the Future in Washington, DC, where she...

David E. Parekh
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

Vice President, Research, and Director

Dr. Parekh is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a...

Lawrence Plumb

Executive Director, Emerging Issues & Technology Policy 

Dr. Plumb has been an important advisor to our intelligent...

Arthur Rosenfeld
California Energy Commission (Retired)

A co-founder of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Dr. Rosenfeld was originally appointed to the California Energy Commission...

Maxine Savitz Research Advisory Board Chair, Liaison to Board of Directors
Honeywell, Inc. (Retired)

General Manager for Technology Partnerships

During her career at Honeywell, Dr. Savitz oversaw the development and manufacturing...

Alexandra “Sascha” von Meier
California Institute for Energy and Environment
University of California, Berkeley

Co-Director for Electric Grid Research (CIEE), and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering (U.C. Berkeley)...