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CleanVenture’s Board of Directors

T. Todd Elvins, PhD
Elvins is a seasoned scientist, entrepreneur and executive with 24 years of success in leadership. For ten years starting in 1988, Elvins teamed with earth, ocean, and space scientists at the University of California San Diego Supercomputer Center. In 1998, Elvins co-founded the Indicast Corporation, sold it to the Oracle Corporation in 2001, and Directed Product Management in Oracle’s Application Division until 2006. He then accepted the position of VP Engineering at global media leader PacketVideo which was acquired by NTT Docomo in 2010. In 2008, Elvins founded, a non-profit 501(c)(3) business incubator for cleantech and renewable energy startups. Elvins currently serves on the executive team at solar startup PI Energy, in the Venture Working Group at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, on the Advisory Board at NetSapiens, and on the CONNECT Springboard as an Entrepreneur in Residence. Elvins has authored a dozen journal papers, spoken at many international conferences, and is an inventor on two patents. He holds a PhD in computer engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

Jim Hamerly, PhD
Hamerly's specialty is teaching entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. (entrepreneurship within a large organization), in which he has nearly 30 years experience. He co-founded San Diego's Digital Style Corporation in 1995, which was subsequently acquired by Netscape in 1997 and where Hamerly served as vice president in charge of web browser technologies. From 1999 to 2001, Hamerly was vice president for American Online Time Warner with responsibility for development of all browser software development, marketing and international distribution. He joined the faculty of CSUSM's College of Business Administration in 2002 where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in operations management, information technology, marketing, and entrepreneurship / intrapreneurship. Hamerly has degrees in electrical engineering and computer science, including a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, and has published more than 50 papers in a variety of professional journals.

Doug Poffinbarger
President of PEConsulting, Inc. Doug is a 25 year veteran in the energy and utility business with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, several AEE certifications, a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed general contractor. He is an industry leader in energy and resource efficient sustainable green design. Doug has developed and managed more than $160 million of energy efficiency, demand response and renewable energy retrofit projects for various types of commercial, industrial and institutional customers. He has also developed various software products for energy and water analysis in residential, multi-family and commercial buildings. He likes to help customers solve their energy problems, save money and leave a lighter footprint. Currently, Doug resides on several energy steering committees for large corporations. He also serves as President of the non-profit Los Angeles Power Association and is past President of the Association of Energy Engineers in Southern California.

Bob Sullivan, PhD
Robert S. Sullivan is founding dean of UCSD's Rady School of Management. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Sullivan served as director of the University of Texas at Austin's IC2 Institute, a nontraditional international center for research and education on innovation, creativity, capital and commercialization. Dr. Sullivan served as dean of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University from 1991 to 1995. From 1976 to 1991, Dr. Sullivan served in a variety of posts at the University of Texas, including the Joe B. Cook professor of management and associate dean for research and academic affairs in the Graduate School of Business.

Jeffrey G. Reed, PhD
Jeffrey Reed is the Director of Strategic Development for the Sempra Energy Utilities: San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company. In that capacity he leads the strategic programs at the two utilities including a portfolio of new tech and clean tech initiatives. He is also responsible for their joint climate change initiative. Prior to assuming his current duties, Mr. Reed was a senior strategy consultant and was an officer with ABB Power Generation in Switzerland. Jeff holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley and a masters degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.



"A 2008 study by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) found that business incubators ... produce new jobs at the lowest cost to the government. For every $10,000 in EDA funds invested in business incubators, an estimated 47-69 local jobs are generated."

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