Margie Gardner is the Executive Director of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council.
Ms. Gardner joined the Efficiency Council in 2012 after three decades developing energy efficiency and clean energy alternatives in the Pacific Northwest and California. She was most recently CEO of the entrepreneurial nonprofit Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) working on renewable energy, climate change, and watershed restoration. Prior to BEF, she founded and led for over a decade the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), an award-winning, multi-state organization that transforms markets for energy-efficiency. Before NEEA, she developed and promoted energy-efficiency initiatives in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho at the Northwest Power Planning & Conservation Council. Ms. Gardner began her career at Natural Resources Defense Council in California.
Ms. Gardner has served on numerous boards including the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the Northwest Energy Coalition, Renewables Northwest Project, and the Climate Trust.
Anthony Harrison is the Policy Director of the California Energy Efficiency Industry Council.
Anthony joined the Efficiency Council in 2013, bringing with him a background in state and federal clean energy and sustainability policy, market development and program design in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he was Manager of Development and Regulatory Affairs at Ecology Action, a non-profit energy efficiency service provider in California, where he successfully led efforts to expand residential and commercial efficiency programs throughout the state. Anthony has experience and a strong passion for promoting the adoption of clean energy policies and initiatives within state and federal government, non-profit organizations, cleantech startups, venture capital firms, and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Harrison is a LEED credential professional and has served on committees at the U.S. Green Building Council, California Solar Energy Industries Association, Clean Economy Network, and the VC Cleantech Taskforce.