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Champions for CEC’s Mission

The CEC Partnership Council is comprised of influential and successful business and community leaders who actively champion CEC’s mission. By guiding, networking, advocating, and fundraising for our effort to move the Santa Barbara region away from fossil fuels, the Partnership Council inspires confidence in our work and connects us with people who can make a difference.

To deepen their knowledge about issues related to fossil fuel use, the Partnership Council hosts quarterly private breakfasts and occasional energy symposiums. As time permits, members of this working council also assist with special projects, regularly attend CEC functions, serve on other CEC committees and act as spokespersons for our work.

Partnership Council Co-Chairs

Christine DeVries

Christine DeVries

Chris DeVries Consulting Services

Michelle Weinman

Firm Manager
Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray, LLP

2018 Partnership Council

Megan Birney

Unite to Light

Alexis Donaire

Alexis Donaire


Matt Gries On The CEC Partnership Council

Matt Gries

Architect, AIA

Dana Jennings

Dana Jennings

Corporate Sustainability Specialist

Elliott MacDougall

President & CEO
Weymouth Development Group

Laura McGlothlin

Laura McGlothlin

Account Manager
McKesson Medical-Surgical

Russell McGlothlin

Russell McGlothlin

Water Law and Natural Resources Shareholder
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Dawn Mitcham

Chief Financial Officer
Pacific Capital Resources

Perrin Pellegrin

Managing Partner
Innovative Workshop Consulting

Stan Roden

Stan Roden

Documentary Filmmaker

Bret Stone

Bret A. Stone

Environmental & Sustainability Lawyer
Paladin Law Group® LLP

Jacob Tell

CEO, Creative Lead

Deborah Williams

Lecturer in Environmental Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Past Partnership Council Members

Kerry Allen
Jordan benShea
Bryan Boyd
Peter Brill
Jacqui Burge
Marge Cafarelli
Jeff Carmody
Polly Chandler
Jordan Christoff
Sarah Clark
Suzette Curtis
Katie Davis
Phyllis de Picciotto
Neil Dipaola

Charlie Eckberg
Cass Ensberg
Jill Feldman
Tom Flesse
Gillian Grant
Krista Harris
Julie Hendricks
Tom Jacobs
John Jostes
Jenny Kearns
Steve Knaub
Barbara Lindemann
Andrew Lemert
Eric Lohela

Ruth Loomer
Shelley Noble
Katie O’Reilly Rogers
Susan Owens
Dave Peterson
David Raney
Lori Robinson
Christine Ryerson
DeAnn Sarver
Suzi Serbin
Elizabeth Wagner
Randy Weiss
Steven Winterhalter
Jules Zimmer

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