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Board of Directors
CCEEB is guided by a 60 member Board of Directors equally composed of business, labor, and public leaders. Our directors, staff, and consultants are recognized experts in the environmental policy field.

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.

Jose Mejia - Vice Chair

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.

Barbara McBride - Treasurer

Barbara McBride is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at Calpine Corporation.

Dawn Wilson - Secretary

Dawn Wilson is the Director of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at Southern California Edison.

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.

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

William J. Quinn, 2019‐present

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