Advisory Councils

The Clean Energy Institute Advisory Council is made up of leaders in business and non-profit organizations that work to support the CEI and the global goal of a sustainable energy future. We are fortunate to have advisors who are both leaders in their industries and also nationally recognized for their contributions to building a clean energy future.
Jack Faris
Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide [Council Co-Chair]
Susannah Malarkey
Senior Advisor, APCO Worldwide [Council Co-Chair]
Maggie Brown
Managing Director, APCO Worldwide
Dan Caldwell
 Project Director, McKinstry
Bob Drewel
former Executive Director, Puget Sound Regional Council
Denis Hayes
President, Bullitt Foundation
Gwen Holdmann
Director of the Alaska Power and Energy Center in Fairbanks
Ben Klasky
CEO, IslandWood
Alvin Kwiram
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Former VP for Research, University of Washington
Kirt Montague
CEO, Plum Energy, LLC
Bob Moore
Creative Director and consultant, Publicis North America
Eileen Quigley
Director, Clean Energy Transition
Tom Ranken
President & CEO, CleanTech Alliance
Mark Torrance
Founder, Mark Torrance Foundation, UW Foundation Board Member
Dr. Malin Young
Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Tech Council

Rick Luebbe 
CEO, EnerG2 [Council Co-Chair]
Daniel Malarkey 
VP for Business Development & Public Policy, Doosan GridTech [Council Co-Chair]
Gabe Boeckman
Commercialization and Outreach, CleanTech Alliance
Gino Borland
Director of Software Product Management, Demand Energy Networks, Inc.
Jeff Canin
Board Member & Element 8 Fund Manager
Dave Curry
Chairman, Demand Energy Networks, Inc
Volha Hrechka
CEO & Founder, PolyDrop
Craig Husa
CEO, SuperCritical Technologies
Curt Kirkeby
Technology Strategist, Avista Utilities
Kevin Klustner
CEO, Powerit Solutions
Sanjay Kumar
CEO, Investor
John Plaza
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, CEI/CoMotion
Ron Stimmel
Sr. Program Manager Global Renewable Energy Strategy, Amazon
The Washington Research Foundation has provided a six-year gift of $6.74 million to support nine new faculty hires, six postdoctoral researchers and the creation of a new experimental manufacturing facility on campus that will help move discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. This investment in the CEI is truly transformational.”
– Daniel Schwartz, CEI Director
“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
Since its founding the Clean Energy Institute has contributed more than $1.1 million toward the education of 66 STEM scholars and recruitment of 12 students through our fellowship programs.