Walter McGuire - Chairman
Mr. McGuire, an attorney by training, has spent most of his career leading environmental and social marketing projects. He is President of McGuire & Co., Inc., a public affairs firm, and President of the Environmental Policy Center, a nonprofit organization. Mr. McGuire was and remains the principal creator and manager for California’s award-winning statewide “Flex Your Power” energy conservation and efficiency campaign.
Mr. McGuire also has extensive public policy experience, including a stint as Chief Lobbyist for the state in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he served as the principal contact with Congress, the White House, and the federal bureaucracy. Throughout the Carter administration, he organized overseas and domestic trips for the President, Vice President and the State Department, including the President’s trips to Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Germany, France, Japan, Korea and the “Camp David Shuttle” to Israel.
In addition to Flex Your Power, Mr. McGuire has broad experience in managing other large and complex projects. McGuire & Co. planned and produced the 1984 Olympic Torch Relay, designed the route and events for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay to Atlanta, the 1994 Legacy Tour for World Cup Soccer, John Paul II’s trip to Los Angeles in 1987, and the worldwide celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Earth Day, which in the United States included two and one-half hours of syndicated television programming, events in 3,200 cities and towns and an estimated worldwide participation of over 200 million people in 140 countries.
Jose Mejia - Vice Chairman
Jose Mejia currently serves as Director of the California State Council of Laborers, governmental and regulatory affairs of the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) currently representing 70,000 men and women in California in the construction industry. Mr. Mejia has been a member of (LiUNA) for over 37 years.
Born and raised in the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties of California, Mr. Mejia worked for various employers in the construction industry throughout Northern Santa Barbara County and throughout San Luis Obispo County, in which many of these years, in a supervisory capacity as Foreman and General Foreman. He served as a business representative and executive board member of the Laborers at the local level for over 15 years prior to relocating to Sacramento.
Mr. Mejia joined the CSCL team in 1999 as Director of Research and was appointed Director in 2004. During this time, he has led the implementation of many changes in labor law and regulatory changes. He has been an active voice for Labor-Management relations within the construction industry for the advancement of job creation.
Mr. Mejia currently serves as Vice Chair of the California Council for Environmental & Economic Balance (CCEEB); Secretary for Transportation California; Board Member for the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (CFEE) and a charter Board Member on The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas.
Steve Gross - Treasurer
Steve Gross is Director of State Relations at Wine Institute, where he has been employed since 1986. Steve’s duties entail overseeing the activities of Wine Institute’s six State Relations Regional Counsels and Regional Managers as they address state legislation affecting the wine industry, as well as coordinating Wine Institute’s legislative and regulatory activities with staff, contract lobbyists and member wineries.
Barbara McBride - Secretary
Barbara McBride is Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety at Calpine Corporation.
William J. Quinn - President and Chief Executive Officer
William J. Quinn 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. 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 works closely with district regulators and local communities. As President and CEO, Mr. Quinn represents CCEEB in numerous public forums.
Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, 1973‐1977
Katherine Dunlap, 1978‐ 1982
William “Bill” T. Bagley, 1983
Larry F. O’Donnell, 1984‐1989
John Knox, 1990‐1996
Mike Roos, 1997‐1999
Gerald Secundy, 2000‐2002
Robert Kirkwood, 2003‐2004
Walter McGuire, 2004-present
Michael Peevey, 1973‐1983
Peter J. Fearey, 1984‐1986
Don Burns, 1986‐1989
Victor Weisser, 1989‐2006
Gerald D. Secundy, 2007‐2018
William J. Quinn, 2019‐present