In his role as Executive Director, David is responsible for providing the strategic direction for The Registry and oversees its program, services and staff. He acts as chief liaison with the state and provincial Board members, as well as between states and provinces and their respective federal governments.
David is a proven senior executive with experience as COO, CEO and Director on four corporate Boards. In his previous position, David oversaw U.S. business development for Offsetters, a leading carbon management organization, and he also serves as co-director of the Northern California chapter of Environmental Entrepreneurs. Prior to that, David was an entrepreneur in the high tech sector, founding and/or leading innovative internet start-ups.
David has an MBA from Oxford University, and has extensive experience across the range of key business functions: strategic planning, vision setting, raising capital, business development, board relations, marketing, and digital product development. He is based in San Francisco.
Diane served as Executive Director of The Registry from its inception in 2007 until September 2010. In honor of her contributions and her continuing efforts on behalf of The Registry, the Board of Directors named Ms. Wittenberg Director Emeritus after she stepped down from the Executive Director role.
Prior to this, Diane spent six years as President of the California Climate Action Registry. Previously, she spent 15 years with Edison International, where she played a key role in launching new businesses, including Edison EV (President), Edison Utility Alliances (President) and Edison Technology Solutions (Vice President, Business Development and Marketing). She also served as Vice President for Corporate Communications for Edison International and was internationally recognized for her efforts to launch an electric vehicle industry. She has also served as Vice President of a public relations firm.
Diane has been honored by the Coalition for Clean Air, which presented her with the Clean Air Citizen Award. She also is a past or present board member of EV Global Motors Company, a Lee Iacocca enterprise; TransMagnetics, a brushless motor manufacturer; Women’s Leadership Board, Kennedy School of Government; Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management; L.A. Women’s Foundation; and Partners in Care Foundation.
POLICY AND VERIFICATION
Director of Verification Services
Jackie oversees The Climate Registry’s Verification and Accreditation Programs. She is an environmental engineer who comes to The Climate Registry from First Environment, an environmental consulting firm. In her previous position, Jackie managed numerous GHG inventory verifications and was a Lead Verifier for the California Climate Action Registry. Jackie is based in New Jersey.
Verification Program Associate
Seth provides verification support for both The Climate Registry’s voluntary program and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s mandatory program. Prior to joining The Registry, Seth performed verification for the Green-e Energy program at the Center for Resource Solutions and conducted life cycle assessments for businesses at the Institute for Environmental Research and Education. Seth also has fifteen years of software quality assurance experience in the data networking sector. Seth received a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences and Management from the Bren School at the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Regina. Seth is based in San Francisco.
Director of Policy
Peggy Kellen manages the development and design of The Registry’s GHG accounting and reporting policies. In this role, she leads research initiatives and facilitates consensus across industry, government and environmental non-profit stakeholders on best practices in facility-level GHG accounting and reporting. Peggy has participated as a GHG quantification and reporting expert in the development of mandatory and voluntary GHG reporting requirements for the Western Climate Initiative, the World Resources Institute, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the State of California, among others.
Prior to joining The Registry, Ms. Kellen held positions with D&R International, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program and the Consumer Energy Council of America in Washington, DC.
Peggy received her Bachelors degree in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Energy and Environmental Analysis from Boston University.
As the Program Director, Amy oversees The Registry’s programs and runs the Cool Planet Program. This program provides large utility customers installing energy efficiency projects with publicity and marketing services that communicate the customers’ environmental leadership. Prior to joining the Registry, Amy worked for numerous organizations in both the non-profit and private sector specializing in program management, client liaison, and public education, including the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, Code Blue Foundation, Orange County Department of Education, and the Global Tomorrow Coalition.
Amy received an M.A. in Environmental Policy in International Relations from Claremont Graduate University and a B.A.in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College.
Outreach Manager, Energy Efficiency Program
Annie works as the Outreach Manager for The Climate Registry’s energy efficiency program called Cool Planet. Hosted by The Registry and partner utility companies, Cool Planet is a unique program which drives business customers to implement, quantify, and model effective long-term energy efficiency strategies in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Annie works with the Member Services department as the designated contact to help those members who join The Registry through Cool Planet.
Annie interned with The Registry for a year while completing her graduate studies at the University of Southern California, and she is excited to return to The Registry in this new role. Most recently, Annie worked for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) on the Clean Cities Program, which focuses on promoting the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles in the Southern CA region. Annie has experience in the private sector as well, through her work as a Sales Manager for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Originally from Los Angeles, Annie holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Amherst College.
Senior Manager, Member Services
Laura manages the services that help members to measure, report, verify and reduce their carbon footprint. Her responsibilities include overseeing the Help Desk, directing member trainings, managing online resources, facilitating member usergroups, and developing and producing member events.
Before joining The Climate Registry, Laura worked on energy and climate change issues for UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Climate Action Reserve, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. When she’s not working in the environmental realm, Laura designs and makes fine furniture.
Laura has a Master’s in Urban Planning with a concentration in Environmental Analysis and Policy from UCLA and a Bachelor’s in Human Biology, Health and Society from the College of William and Mary.
Manager, Member Services
Katie manages the implementation of The Climate Registry’s program by facilitating member understanding of program requirements and the reporting process. Her responsibilities include overseeing all reporting activities, including operation of the help desk and development of online resources. In her role, she coordinates with The Registry’s policy, software, verification, and communications departments to provide technical input and member perspective in the development of new Registry programs and policies. Given her technical background, she is also responsible for developing products that analyze data to better understand emissions trends and promote the work of The Climate Registry’s members.
Prior to joining The Climate Registry, Katie worked on water resource projects throughout the western United States as a consultant with Stetson Engineers. She was also involved in international development projects with Engineers Without Borders. She holds a BS in Engineering Science with a concentration in Environmental Engineering, a BA in Liberal Arts, and a Minor in Mathematics from Colorado State University.
Senior Manager, State Agency Services
Based in Sacramento, Ryan works with State of California agencies to create and report their GHG inventories to help the State meet its climate change reduction goals.
Mr. Radford has a strong background in international, environmental, and sustainability policies, including the management of worldwide corporate environmental management systems. His work has spanned the public and private sector where he has helped a wide range of clients to develop their GHG inventories and cost-effective GHG, energy, and water reduction strategies.
Prior to joining The Climate Registry, Mr. Radford held positions at Technicolor Home Entertainment Services and Allergan Corporation. He also previously worked for the Department of Commerce and as a consultant for the Department of Defense in Washington DC, conducting environmental compliance reports and audits.
Originally from Ventura County, California, Mr. Radford earned his Master’s degree in International Trade & Development Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business & Spanish from Pepperdine University
Director of Special Projects
Jennifer joins The Climate Registry with a background in public policy and communications. Most recently Jennifer worked in client services and communications for a consulting firm, providing alternative investors with public policy due diligence across all regulated sectors throughout the United States. Previously Jennifer was Deputy Campaign Manager for Rocky Delgadillo’s CA Attorney General race, where she was responsible for coordinating political and labor outreach, organizing grassroots efforts, and overseeing schedule, endorsement process, and candidate advance. Prior to her campaign work, Jennifer worked for a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide managing market research projects within the radio industry. Jennifer has also spent time in the Washington press corp covering national politics for Talk Radio News Service. Jennifer earned her BA in Political Science with an emphasis in Media Relations from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Craig Wong is the Technical Manager for The Climate Registry. Craig plays a lead role in the oversight of the Climate Registry Information System (CRIS). He also develops new GHG Reporting Tools, guides key technical architecture decisions, and ensures that The Registry’s Information Technology (IT) systems provide innovative carbon management solutions and an intuitive experience to stakeholders. Craig has a very strong IT background and demonstrated commitment to working in the non-profit sector. Previously, he worked at the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy where he served as the Director of Technology. Prior to that, Craig served as Technical Lead/System Architect at Site Systems and Technical Lead/Application Architect/Lead Developer at Integic Corporation. Craig graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Economics.
Manager of Accounting