Advisory Councils

The Clean Energy Institute Advisory Councils are made up of leaders in business and nonprofit organizations. Members support CEI’s mission to accelerate the adoption of a scalable clean energy future.

Tech Advisory Council

Craig Husa
CEO, SuperCritical Technologies [Council Co-Chair]
Tess Williams, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Principal of Sound Grid Partners [Council Co-Chair]
David Benson
Partner, K&L Gates
Susan Betcher
Partner, Firmwide Co-Chair, Cleantech Industry Practice Group, Perkins Coie, LLP
Katy Briggs
Global Service Area Leader, Renewables Advisory, DNV GL – Energy
Jeff Canin
Board Member & Element 8 Fund Manager
Dave Curry
Chairman & CEO, Demand Energy Networks, Inc
Michael Frank
Vice President of Engineering & Design, McKinstry
Renee Gastineau
Client Development Manager, Paladino
Volha Hrechka
CEO & Founder, PolyDrop
Sean James
Principal, Microsoft
Curt Kirkeby
Technology Strategist, Avista Utilities
Kevin Klustner
Executive Director, UW CAMCET
Rick Luebbe
CEO, EnerG2
Daniel Malarkey
Senior Fellow, Sightline Institute
Uzma Siddiqi
Technology Principal Engineer, Seattle City Light
Ben Straughan
Partner, Emerging Companies & Venture Capital, Perkins Coie, LLP
Lawrence Tsang
Project Executive and VP of Strategy for Convergent Energy + Power

CEI Advisory Council

Jack Faris
Senior Counselor, APCO Worldwide [Council Co-Chair]
Susannah Malarkey
Lecturer, UW Foster School of Business [Council Co-Chair]
Dan Caldwell
Project Director, McKinstry
Denis Hayes
President & CEO, Bullitt Foundation
Gwen Holdmann
Director of the Alaska Power and Energy Center in Fairbanks
Alvin Kwiram
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Former VP for Research, University of Washington
Ross Macfarlane
Former Senior Advisor, Climate Solutions
Kirt Montague
CEO, Plum Energy, LLC
Eileen Quigley
Director, Clean Energy Transition
Tom Ranken
President & CEO, CleanTech Alliance
Gretchen Sorensen
Principal, The Sorensen Group
Mark Torrance
Founder, Mark Torrance Foundation, UW Foundation Board Member
Dr. Malin Young
Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy