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Terry Tamminen
President and Founder, Seventh Generation Advisors

Terry is an author, lecturer and strategist on energy and the environment.  In 1993, Terry founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper and later served as the Executive Director of the Environment Now Foundation in Santa Monica, CA and co-founded the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the School of Law, University of California Los Angeles. He was appointed as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November 2003 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and was later appointed Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor. During his service in state government, Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative. In February 2007, Tamminen founded the non-profit organization Seventh Generation Advisors and was appointed as an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors.  In 2011 Terry was appointed as Strategic Advisor to the Founding Chair of the R20 Regions of Climate Action, created in 2010 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other sub-national leaders. In 2015 Terry was the primary author of R20’s white paper Climate Finance: A Status Report and Action Plan, which was released at COP21.  The white paper was chosen by Big Path Capital as one of the "Top 10 Smartest Reports on the Intersection of Climate Change and Finance.” In 2016 Terry was appointed CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Terry currently serves as the President of Seventh Generation Advisors. More information Website – www.7thgenerationadvisors.org Twitter – @terrytamminen Facebook – Terry-Tamminen-194952750545779 LinkedIn - terry-tamminen-b8523ab


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