Board Of Directors

Current Leadership

Walter McGuire - Chair

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.

Patricia Rucker - Vice Chair

Barbara McBride - Treasurer

Mark Krausse - Secretary

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.

Janet Whittick - Vice President

Janet Whittick is the Vice President 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.

Past Chairs

  • 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

Past Presidents

  • Michael Peevey, 1973‐1983
  • Peter J. Fearey, 1984‐1986
  • Don Burns, 1986‐1989
  • Victor Weisser, 1989‐2006
  • Gerald D. Secundy, 2007‐2018

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