The California Business Alliance for a Clean Economy was created to amplify the business voice in support of policies to help move us toward cleaner energy, less dependence on petroleum, and to help us avoid the economic and social disruptions associated with climate change.
As an Alliance supporter, you will receive a monthly e-newsletter that includes relevant news, member profiles, and upcoming events of interest. There are also additional opportunities for engagement including signing opinion-editorials and Letters to the Editor, profiling your company/organization in our newsletter, promoting your business achievements through our social media feeds and making your voice heard in support of California’s clean energy policies. This is a purely voluntary effort – there are no fees to become a member.
About the Director
Wendy James is the Director of the California Business Alliance for a Clean Economy. Wendy directs all of the organization’s activities including statewide policy engagement, member cultivation and recruitment, and communications. As chief spokesperson for the Alliance, Wendy is a contributor to prominent media outlets throughout the state. Previously Wendy headed up Southern California Edison’s Electric Transportation Division, and led the natural gas industry’s environmental outreach at the American Gas Association in Washington, D.C. She has also served as press secretary for former U.S. Representative Robert W. Davis (R-Michigan).
For more than 15 years, she has served on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis and for the past 2 years she has served on the Board of Advisors of the UCLA Luskin Center. Wendy received the “Best Small Business of the Year” Award from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 and was recognized with the Small Business Woman of the Year for California’s 20th Senate District and 43rd and 44th Assembly Districts in 2006.
About the Deputy Director
Ruben Aronin is the Deputy Director of the California Business Alliance for a Clean Economy. Ruben manages communications and outreach to members, and frequently travels around the state to connect directly with the business community. He is a regular contributor to the Business Alliance blog, represents the organization at events and conferences, and served as a delegate on Governor Jerry Brown’s 2014 Trade and Climate Mission to Mexico.