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Susan served for two decades at the highest levels of state and federal government, most recently as chief of staff to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, cabinet secretary and deputy chief of staff to Governor Gray Davis and communications director for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. She served from 2003-2006 on California's Public Utilities Commission, regulating the state's investor-owned electric utilities, telecommunications providers and private water companies.
Susan was at the center of many of California's groundbreaking environmental policies, including the carbon reduction mandate and cap-and-trade program under AB 32, the Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, auto emission standards and Renewable Portfolio Standard. She coordinated the State's emergency demand response efforts during the energy crisis of 2000-2001 and as a member of the PUC she authored what was then the largest energy efficiency program in utility history. She holds a B.A. in Management from Saint Mary's College of California.
Audrey leads software development, optimizing energy storage systems for diverse clients and revenues streams.
Before joining AMS, Audrey advised the President of the California Public Utilities Commission on smart grid, energy data, demand response, and energy storage policy. Previous to that she worked at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Energy Agency in Paris. She holds a B.S. in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University.
Katherine leads all business development, origination and contract negotiations for AMS.
She has a decade of targeted experience in wholesale energy market transactions, power and capacity sales, deal structuring and market entry strategies. Prior to AMS, she served as Director, Structured Transactions, at Evolution Markets, where she led the firm's renewable and conventional power marketing businesses in the West. Before Evolution, Katherine was a Principal with Pacific Gas and Electric Company where she was responsible for leading negotiations on utility-scale power purchase agreements. Earlier in her career, Katherine worked in finance at RBC Capital Markets and UBS Warburg. She holds an MBA in Finance from Duke University and a B.S. in Finance from the University of San Francisco. Katherine lives in Lafayette with her husband and two sons.
Manal leads government and regulatory affairs, focused on developing policies in new and established markets.
She most recently served as Director of Government Affairs for NextEra Energy / Florida, Power & Light—the country's largest clean energy company. Prior to this, she served as renewable energy advisor to both California Governors Brown and Schwarzenegger. Manal jointly coordinated California's effort to bring the state closer to its goal of providing at least 33% of electricity from renewables and worked to streamline permitting for tens of billions in in-state investment and ultimately 16,000 megawatts of electricity. In addition, she helped lay the foundation for Governor Brown's energy program to develop 12,000 megawatts of distributed power in California. Prior to her time as an Advisor to Governor Schwarzenegger, Manal served as California's Assistant Secretary for International Trade, Special Assistant to First Lady Maria Shriver and as an Executive Fellow in the Office of the Governor. Manal holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a degree in Biology from CSU San Marcos.
Mark is responsible for all project development and implementation, including siting, permitting, interconnection, design engineering and negotiations for battery module and balance of system.
Prior to joining AMS, Mark served as Vice President for EDF Renewable Energy's West Region, the only firm in the industry simultaneously developing utility-scale wind and solar PV projects in California. Under his leadership, EDF RE West region grew from 3 to 22 employees and developed/built 490 megawatts (MW) wind and 144 MW solar, with another 102 MW under construction, all from greenfield. Prior to joining EDF RE (formerly enXco), Mark held roles with Eurus, GE Wind Energy, Green Mountain Energy and a research affiliate of the Heinz Foundation. Mark holds a joint MBA/MS in Environmental Science from University of Michigan and Bachelor Degrees in Environmental Science & Economics from UC Santa Cruz.
Jackie most recently served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy overseeing all programs related to installations, safety, energy and environment including the development of the department's energy strategy. She is former Chair of the California Energy Commission, the state body with authority over power plant licensing, building and efficiency standards, and energy policy development. Prior to her government service, Jackie spent 20 years at Pacific Gas and Electric Company, she was the first woman to become a corporate officer at PG&E.
Kelly has 30 years of experience in the energy services, electric and gas utility industry, with 15 of those years as chief executive of major energy consulting and service firms. In his roles as CEO of Deerpath Energy, Inc., XENERGY and KEMA Inc., he led or participated in numerous policy, strategy, and business development initiatives that span the value chain of the energy industry. Kelly started his career in solar, and over time became a national expert in the field of energy efficiency and demand-side management. Kelly is a recognized expert in utility industry restructuring and was responsible for the development of one of the first retail energy service companies in the U.S.
Dan currently serves as the Chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority. He was previously managing partner and co-founder of Heritage Oak Capital Partners, an infrastructure finance firm, from 2007 to 2009, and was senior vice president of public policy and governmental relations at Pacific Gas and Electric Company from 1997 to 2006. His public sector involvement includes three terms as an elected representative of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District from 1992 to 2004. Previous to that elected post, he was a principal at Morse, Richard, Weisenmiller & Associates from 1986 to 1996, a firm serving the independent power industry and project finance lending community. He was also vice president of Independent Power Corporation, which developed independent power plants, from 1983 to 1986. Dan served Governor Jerry Brown's administration in a variety of capacities during his initial terms. He received his Juris Doctor degree from McGeorge School of Law.
Wally is President of McGuire & Co., Inc., a public affairs firm, and President of the Environmental Policy Center, a nonprofit organization. He is one of America's most seasoned practitioners in building massive public awareness and participation campaigns. He was the principal creator and manager of California's award-winning "Flex Your Power" campaign, an effort that reduced energy demand by more than 5,000 megawatts in what experts called the most successful statewide energy conservation campaign ever conducted. State Government officials still use the network today to reduce energy usage when electricity resources are strained. Wally's extensive public policy experience includes serving as presidential advance for the Carter Administration, organizing overseas and domestic trips for the President, Vice President and the State Department. McGuire & Co. also planned and produced the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day, which included events in 3,200 cities in the U.S. and worldwide participation of over 200 million people in 140 countries.
Nancy is the Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Investors. She currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of a number of companies, including Primus Power, SolarCity, Solaria, Ecologic, Power Genix, and BrightSource Energy. Nancy also worked closely with exited portfolio companies Tesla Motors and Pandora. Previously, she was a Managing Director at JPMorgan. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Davis Center for Energy Efficiency and is Chair of the Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford. Prior to joining JPMorgan, Nancy worked at Intel Corporation, Stanford University, the State of California, and the Sierra Club. She received her B.A. and M.A. in anthropology from Stanford University, and her MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Shirley and a group of investors created Summit Bank of Oakland, California in 1982. One of the most consistently highly ranked and highly praised independent banks in California, this pioneering women owned bank now has four state branches. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Bank and Summit Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Summit Bank. Ms. Nelson's long list of honors includes receiving the Anti-Defamation League's Civic Commitment Award in 1998 and being named "One of the 50 Most Influential Businesswomen in the Bay Area" since 1997. She holds an honorary doctorate from John F. Kennedy University.
Fernando leads all finance, investments, and corporate strategy.
Prior to joining AMS, Fernando was a co-founding employee at a private real estate investment firm in San Francisco where he managed the fundraising, deal structuring, acquisition, financing and asset management of over $1 Billion in assets and 3,000 residential units. Previous to that, he worked in various roles spanning investments, analytics, and consulting in a variety of industries. Fernando holds an MBA from Duke University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from UC Berkeley.
Alain has over 47 years of experience in the electric power industry, including 30 years as a senior executive, with focus on real-time mission critical systems for demand side management, energy markets, grid management, nuclear and fossil power plants.
Alain is also Secretary General for GO15, an international association of the largest Power Grid and Market Operators in the world. He was CTO and co-founder of Viridity Energy, a company specialized in advanced Demand Response services, and is the author of seven patents. Prior to Viridity, Alain held senior executive positions as CTO of the PJM Interconnection, President of PJM Technologies, CEO of Alstom ESCA Corporation and Vice President Simulator Business at ABB Combustion Engineering. He graduated from the University of Liège (Belgium) in 1968, where he earned a degree of Engineer in Physics and Aerospace.
AMS President & CEO participates in a conversation at the More Than Smart Conference about what the future will hold for California's distributed energy infrastructure.
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