Carl Guardino is the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 385 of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies. In January 2014, he was elected Chairman of the California Transportation Commission, and has served on the Commission since 2007. In 2000, the San Jose Mercury News named Guardino one of the “Five Most Powerful” people in Silicon Valley. A consensus builder, Guardino has championed several important issues, such as transportation and housing.
Susan Joy Hassol
Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Change Communication, is a climate change communicator, analyst, and author known for her ability to translate science into English, making complex issues accessible to policymakers and the public for more than two decades. Susan was the Senior Science Writer on all three National Climate Assessments. She has won many awards and has discussed climate change on many national radio and television shows.
Cara A. Horowitz is the first Andrew Sabin Family Foundation executive director of the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law. She oversees research and education on climate change issues, including federal and state regulation, international law, and climate policy. Previously, Horowitz served as a staff attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council, where she worked on wildlife and endangered species protection. Her practice at NRDC included federal court litigation, administrative advocacy, Congressional lobbying and international law work.
Sheldon Kamieniecki, Ph.D.
Sheldon Kamieniecki is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. From 1981 to 2006, he was a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern California (USC), where he also served as Chair of the department and as founding Director of the Environmental Studies Program. His areas of research include environmental politics and policy, and he has written several books on environmental policy.
Daniel Kammen, Ph.D.
Daniel M. Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served as the World Bank lead of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency, serves the State Department as an Energy and Climate Fellow to the Americas, and has served as a contributing or coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 1999. He serves on two US National Academy of Sciences boards and panels.
Michael E. Mann, Ph.D.
Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of Penn State’s Earth System Science Center (ESSC). His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system. Dr. Mann was a Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in 2001, and a Expert Reviewer for the report in 2007.
Steve is currently a Special Advisor at the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. He is also a co-founder of the Earth Genome Project, a start-up venture to create the first global, open-source database on ecosystem services and natural capital, designed to guide decision-makers. Steve served as President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation from 2007-2014. He positioned the Foundation as a “change-maker” not just a grant-maker, which included a partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Steve served as President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) from 2000-2008.
Adam Rome, Ph.D.
Adam Rome is an environmental historian of the United States. He is the author of "The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation." He teaches environmental history and environmental non-fiction at the University of Delaware. From 2002 through 2005, he edited Environmental History, the leading journal in the field.