CCEEB Board of Directors Appoints Tim Carmichael as President and CEO

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After extensive research, the Board of Directors of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) has named Tim Carmichael as the seventh President and CEO to lead the Coalition of Labor Leaders, commercial and public Council. Tim will join the CCEEB team on July 1, 2022 and will succeed current President and CEO, Bill Quinn, upon Bill’s retirement on August 1.

“The CCEEB is deeply honored by the impressive number of individuals who applied to become the next CEO – each of them would have been able to lead the CCEEB into the next half-century of pioneering public policy,” said said CCEEB President Sunne Wright McPeak. . “Tim brings a wealth of experience as a chief executive, working with the range of stakeholders who need to be at the table as partners with policymakers and regulators to achieve the state’s environmental, health and safety goals. economy and equity. He will roll up his sleeves and dive in to represent CCEEB members in promoting collaboration for game-changing strategies to accelerate progress into the future.

Carmichael brings to CCEEB more than 20 years of environmental leadership in the not-for-profit and private sectors. A well-known presence in the California legislature and state regulatory agencies, Carmichael has led the development of key environmental, transportation and energy policies in four jurisdictions. As chair of the Coalition for Clean Air, Carmichael helped negotiate key emissions reduction and climate change policy, including legislation that paved the way for California to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. passenger vehicles. Under Carmichael’s leadership, the Coalition supported the initial development of the Carl Moyer Fund and other statewide and regional incentive programs to support the conversion of older diesel trucks and buses to cleaner technologies. .

As chair of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition, Carmichael has led vehicle and engine manufacturers, utilities, fuel suppliers and fleet operators in their work with policy makers to expand the use of alternative fuels. low emissions in the transport system. During his tenure as Chair, the Coalition secured more than $90 million in incentive funding for natural gas vehicles, refueling infrastructure and renewable natural gas generation, and supported the re-adoption of the California standard on low carbon fuels.

Most recently, Carmichael served as the State Agency Relations Manager for Sempra Utilities, working with one of the top government affairs teams in Sacramento to develop and enact important energy policies, transport and the environment.

Carmichael’s breadth of experience will allow him to lead the coalition-building efforts at the founding of the CCEEB, which was founded in 1973 by Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown to bring together the perspectives of world leaders. company, unions and the public in the pursuit of balanced and effective policy solutions.

“While there are many challenges ahead of us, I am optimistic about what the future holds,” said outgoing President and CEO Bill Quinn, who will retire after more than 25 years of leadership. service at CCEEB. “Tim’s demonstrated ability to build consensus, his commitment to environmental stewardship and his knowledge of Sacramento assure us that he is ready for what lies ahead.”

In accepting the position, Carmichael said, “CCEEB’s potential to lead change rests on the strength of its coalition. I look forward to building on our past to secure our future. To achieve this, we will need to tackle the state’s toughest challenges: delivering low-carbon, carbon-free, and carbon-negative infrastructure at a pace never before seen, delivering statewide water supplies in the face of to climate change and ensuring the vision of the future brings everyone together, not just a few. Achieving these goals requires carefully crafted environmental policies, a resilient economy and a workforce equipped with the skills to meet the demands of the future. I am committed to the work it will take to get there, together.


Founded in 1973 by Governor Edmund G. Brown, the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) is a leader in promoting policies that benefit California’s environment, public health, and economy. The CCEEB brings together the views of business leaders, trade unions and public policy in the search for balanced and effective policy solutions. CCEEB is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in San Francisco, California.

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