SOURCE: CleanTech OC

CleanTech OC

April 09, 2010 15:12 ET

CleanTech OC Announces New Board Members and Strategic Partnerships; Controller John Chiang to Be Featured at Kickoff Event April 12

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 9, 2010) -  CleanTech OC, a new trade association created to support the growth of clean technology companies in Orange County, today announced several new board members and strategic partnerships. CleanTech OC's kickoff event, open to members and invited guests, will occur this coming Monday, April 12, at Brandman University in Irvine, and will feature a discussion with California State Controller John Chiang on state pension fund investments in clean technology. 

New members of CleanTech OC's Board of Directors include: William Cave, market president of US Bank; Lacy Kelly, executive director of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities; and Anoosheh Mostafaei, president and co-founder of Ship & Shore Environmental. New members of CleanTech OC's Advisory Committee include Michael Brandman, president and CEO of Michael Brandman Associates; Allison Hart, director of The Energy Coalition; and James Thorburn, former chief financial officer of Fisker Automotive. 

New CleanTech OC sponsors and partners include the Anaheim Center for New Energy Technologies, Anaheim Public Utilities, the Discovery Science Center, Greenway Design Group, Irvine Chamber of Commerce, and Orange County Business Council. Several additional directors, sponsors and partners will be announced in the weeks ahead.

CleanTech OC seeks to establish Orange County as a center of clean technology innovation, investment, research and development, environmental improvement, and job creation for tomorrow's green economy. Specifically, CleanTech OC will focus on companies involved in renewable energy generation, resource conservation, green buildings and construction, green chemistry, and alternative fuel vehicles.

CleanTech OC is co-chaired by Miguel Pulido, the mayor of Santa Ana, and Gregory Trimarche, a partner at Bryan Cave LLP in Irvine. Pulido serves on the board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District and is chairman of the US Conference of Mayors energy committee. Trimarche leads Bryan Cave's Orange County litigation, government affairs, and environmental client service groups and is a leading voice for clean technology issues in California. Among other things, he has served as a Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of California.

CleanTech OC's Board of Directors include Pulido, Trimarche, Orange County Supervisor Bill Campbell, Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle, Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang, and Huntington Beach Mayor Cathy Green, as well as representatives from Bryan Cave LLP, KPMG, Southern California Edison, Sempra Energy, Brandman University, Environ Corporation, SAIL Venture Partners, Roth Capital Partners, Pegasus Capital Advisors, and Squar Milner. CleanTech OC's offices are housed at Brandman University in Irvine, California, the new affiliate of Chapman University. Mike Levin, an attorney with Bryan Cave LLP who specializes in clean technology, energy and environmental issues, as well as government affairs, serves as the organization's Executive Director. He was previously a vice president of a clean technology company in Northern California.

Organizations and individuals interested in membership should contact Mike Levin at 949-223-7133 or email For more information, visit

All company names are trademarks of their respective owners. CleanTech OC is a trademark of CleanTech OC, a not-for-profit trade association.

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