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CCEEB Staff

Gerald D. Secundy - President and Chief Executive Officer

Gerald D. Secundy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders. Mr. Secundy has an extensive background with business, regulatory agencies, and the environmental community, and has more than three decades of leadership experience. Before joining CCEEB, Mr. Secundy served as Vice Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Other past positions include Executive Director of Audubon California, Vice President of External Affairs and Environmental Health and Safety at Atlantic Richfield Company, President of the Four Corners Pipeline Company, CFO of ARCO Transportation Company, and as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Land and Natural Resources Division. Mr. Secundy serves on the Board of Trustees of Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona, the Board of Lignetics (a manufacturer of environmentally engineered fuel pellets), the Board of Governors of the Inner City Law Center, a founding member of Pasadena Heritage, the Board of Las Familias del Pueblo, and the Board of Jardin de la Infancia. He has formerly served on the boards of the Center for Non-Profit Management, the Girls Club of Pasadena (president), and the Planning and Conservation League, among others. Mr. Secundy is a life-long member of the Sierra Club, Common Cause, and the American Civil Liberties Union. After graduating with degrees from Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Mr. Secundy spent more than two years volunteering with the Peace Corp in Peru where he directed a youth center that served over 300 “at risk” youth.

William J. Quinn - Vice President and Chief Operations Officer

William J. Quinn is the Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders. Mr. Quinn has worked extensively in the regulated community in multiple capacities. Prior to joining CCEEB in 1995, Mr. Quinn held environmental management positions for over 15 years with energy and utility industries. He worked closely with key stakeholders in negotiating many of California’s principal environmental statutes. Mr. Quinn develops balanced solutions to regional air quality problems and work closely with district regulators and local communities. As COO and project manager, Mr. Quinn represents CCEEB in numerous public forums.

Janet Whittick - Director of Policy & Communications

Janet Whittick is the Policy and Communications Director at the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders. Ms. Whittick currently focuses on cross-media and multi-media environmental impacts, with a particular focus on air quality and energy. Ms. Whittick has worked with a diverse range of non-profit and public interest organizations over the years, including the statewide Flex Your Power campaign, the California Environmental Dialogue, the Business Energy Coalition (a cutting-edge demand response program), the University of California at San Francisco, and the Hmong-American Community, Inc. Ms. Whittick graduated from the University of California at San Diego with honors.

Devin P. Richards - Policy Analyst

Devin P. Richards is a policy analyst with the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders. Mr. Richards works to develop balanced environmental policies with state and local elected officials and with regulatory staff at the federal, state, and regional agencies. Prior to CCEEB, Mr. Richards was a manager at UC Berkeley, working to increase and retain highly qualified K-12 math and science teachers for the state of California. His responsibilities included managing a $1.5 million operating budget and overseeing general operations and program strategy and research on teacher preparation and retention for approximately 500 enrolled students annually.  Mr. Richards holds a Master of Science from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Science with honors from UC Berkeley. He serves as a social policy judge for The Undergraduate Awards, an international awards program and on the Young Professional Board of SquashDrive, a youth development program and is a member of Air & Waste Management Association. Though before all this, he attended community college while working in his hometown of Watsonville, CA.

Yvonne Vukasin - Manager, Member Relations & Administration

Yvonne Vukasin is the manager of member relations and administration for the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders. Vukasin plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of CCEEB, acting as a liaison to the board and members. She engages current members, advises the President and Vice President on key issues, assists in development, and oversees all employee benefit plans as well as event management. Vukasin also supports the CCEEB’s Natural Resources Task Force. An avid swimmer who enjoys the outdoors, cooking and traveling with her family, she lives in San Francisco with her husband and volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America.

Ken Stevens - Manager, Accounting

Ken Stevens is the accounting manager for the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders. Mr. Stevens joined the Council in July 1990 and manages all aspects of CCEEB’s financials including audits, billings and receivables. Prior to joining CCEEB, Mr. Stevens was an auditor for the Unocal Corporation. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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