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 - 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.