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EcoIQ Advisors possess experience which is broad in focus, lengthy in tenure, and high in level of responsibility. They are accomplished and multi-talented individuals. They are people who are known well by EcoIQ for the high quality and significant impact of the work they have done. And they are people who are willing to make their very significant experience and expertise available to EcoIQ.

Rob Caughlan

D. AitkenSenior Vice President of The Roanoke Company, a full service advertising and public relations firm. Caughlan's work spans corporate, political, and organizational communications with an emphasis on media concept, production of print, video, and television materials, press relations, and campaign strategy. Caughlan was a member of the White House staff under President Carter, was a special assistant at the Environmental Protection Agency, and was general partner inVoice of the Planet, a ten-part television series on global environmental issues produced by Turner Broadcasting. He was also President of the Surfrider Foundation, and led that organization to victory in one of the nation's largest Clean Water Act enforcement lawsuits.

Duane Elgin

D. ElginProject Leader of The Millennium Project. He is the primary author of The Millennium Project report Global Consciousness Change: Indicators of an Emerging Pardigm. Elgin served as a senior staff member of the joint Presidential/ Congressional Commission on Population Growth and the American Future. He was a senior social-scientist with SRI International, where he co-authored major studies on the long-range future for the Environmental Protection Agency, the President's Science Advisor, and The National Science Foundation. He is the author of Awakening Earth (Morrow, 1993) and Voluntary Simplicity (Morrow 1981, 1993). Elgin has an M.B.A. from the Wharton Business School and an M.A. in Economic History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Huey Johnson

H. JohnsonAs the founder and president of the Resource Renewal Institute, Huey Johnson has been the leading U.S. proponent of "Green Plans" -- long-term, comprehensive strategies for achieving environmental sustainability. He founded and served as president of the Trust For Public Land, now America's fifth largest environmental organization. From 1978 to 1982, he served as California's Secretary of Resources, the state's top environmental official. He administered fourteen statewide departments with 14,000 employees and an annual budget of $900 million. As a Cabinet member, he advised the governor on program and policy formulation. In March 1996, the President's Council on Sustainable Development awarded him a Presidential Honor for his pioneering work. He is the author of Green Plans: Greenprint for Sustainability.

Walter McGuire

President of The Environmental Policy Center. The Environmental Policy Center is the home of The Global Cities Project, a leading educational and research organization promoting sustainable communities. McGuire advanced presidential trips for the Carter White House, and he served as the legislative advocate for the California Governor's Office in the early 1980s. He is one of the leading event organizers in the United States. He played a pivotal role in preparing for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, advanced the Pope's trip to the United States, and organized two Olympic Torch Runs. McGuire was the national field director for Earth Day 1990, the largest environmental event in United States history.

Gary J. Schoennauer

G. SchoennaurPrincipal of The Schoennauer Company, a planning consulting firm. As the Director of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, he was the most influential planning official in the City of San Jose for twenty-five years. During his tenure, San Jose changed from the focus of wide-spread criticism for its policies promoting urban sprawl into a positive model of compact sustainable development widely admired by planning professionals throughout the United States. Under his leadership, San Jose's 2020 General Plan combined firm urban growth boundaries with equally firm commitments to higher intensity infill development -- and put all these policies into a General Plan Sustainable City Major Strategy. In 1997, Schoennauer was given the American Planning Association's highest honor, the National Planning Award for Distinguished Leadership as a Professional Planner.

Edward Vine, Ph.D.

E. VineScientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Vine has been engaged in energy efficiency and technology research and evaluation for twenty years at LBNL. In addition to scores of projects throughout the United States, he has completed assignments for The World Bank, The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and for clients in Japan, Austria, Denmark, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Canada, and Lithuania. He is currently the President of the Presidio Center on Global Change. Vine has written two books and more than two hundred articles, reports, and presentations. He is currently an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Energy Services Professionals.

Karen Walz

Karen WalzPrincipal in Strategic Community Solutions. SCS provides strategic planning, consensus building, and community involvement services. A significant current client is The Dallas Plan, a public-private planning program for Dallas' long-range future. Prior to forming SCS, Walz was Director of Planning for Freilich, Leitner and Carlisle, managing planning projects for clients nationwide. She has also served as the Manager of Comprehensive Planning for the City of Austin and as Special Assistant for Economic Policy at the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Ms. Walz received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Earth Sciences from Stanford and a Master of City and Regional Planning from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Michelle Yesney

Karen WalzPrincipal of David J. Powers & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Impact Statements, environmental constraints analyses, and land use studies. Yesney served as Director of the Office of Environmental Management for the City of San Jose. She was instrumental in the development and management of San Jose's innovative recycling programs, energy and water conservation programs, and creation of municipal programs for water reclamation and nonpoint source pollution. San Jose's Office of Environmental Management created what may have been the first "Sustainable City Program" integrated into day-to-day city functions.

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