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CCEEB Staff

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.

Frances Keeler - Vice President

Frances Keeler is the Vice President of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB), having joined the Council in April 2019. Long familiar with CCEEB’s project work, Frances leads the South Coast Air Project as Project Manager, with additional responsibilities in strategic management and across all CCEEB projects. Frances brings to CCEEB many years of experience working across California’s environmental policy and regulatory issues. Most recently, as Senior Counsel at Clyde & Co US LLP, she represented industrial, energy, and shipping companies before multiple regulatory entities, including air pollution control agencies, the California Air Resources Board, the California State Lands Commission, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. She has extensive experience in state and federal Clean Air Acts; district, state and federal regulatory development; permitting, credit trading, global climate change and environmental compliance auditing. Prior to her private law practice background, Frances held numerous positions at the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), including positions with enforcement and district counsel. Frances has been involved in the development of air quality management plans and rules that implement the plan, has extensive experience in permitting and compliance issues, and has been actively involved in the state and federal programs to regulate non-road sources such as locomotives, marine vessels and ground support equipment. She has held numerous leadership roles in environmental and community capacities, including the CSU Maritime Foundation, FuturePorts, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, and Harbor Association of Industry and, among others, and continues her involvement.

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 - Coordinator, California Environmental Dialogue (CED)

Devin P. Richards coordinates the California Environmental Dialogue (CED), a special project of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) Board of Directors. Mr. Richards works to develop dialogue among California business, environmental, and government leaders on long-term environmental policy issues. 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. 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 - Administrator

Yvonne Vukasin is the administrator 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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