K&L Gates Distinguished Speaker Series: A Conversation on the Sustainable Economy with Dawn Weisz
This conversation is part of our sustainability-focused Distinguished Speaker Series, where we sit down with leaders in the field of sustainable economy to discuss industry trends and opportunities.
The featured speaker of this webinar is Dawn Weisz, the CEO of MCE Clean Energy, a public agency and not-for-profit electricity provider that gives customers the choice of having 50 to 100 percent of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, and hydroelectric, at competitive rates. As CEO, Dawn is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership of the company. Under her leadership, MCE became the first community choice program to earn an investment-grade credit rating, and now provides service to more than 480,000 customers and over a million residents and businesses in 36 member communities across four Bay Area counties. Dawn has more than 25 years of experience developing and managing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs while working for leading public agencies in the field. Previously, she was a principle planner with the County of Marin, where she managed energy and sustainability initiatives. She also previously served as the executive director for Sustainable North Bay, and prior to that, worked as a labor and environmental justice organizer in Los Angeles. Dawn has received awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Power Association of Northern California, and the U.S. Department of Energy. She currently serves as president of the California Community Choice Association.
The program will be moderated by Elizabeth Crouse, a partner and practice group coordinator for the Power practice.