CEA activities are managed by a core adminstrative team composed of current CEA members. Organizationally, CEA is also represented by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of CEA members representing different member market sectors—Contractors, Builders, Manufacturers, Academia, Design, Energy Services, and Public/Non-Profits. Board membership is reviewed annually.
Doug Avery is President and founder of Avery Energy Enterprises, specializing in energy consulting, utility program design, workforce training, advanced lighting controls design, and energy efficiency demonstration project management. Prior to founding this firm, Doug was the Lighting Group lead at Southern California Edison. He holds a degree in Physiological Psychology and is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers.
CO-CHAIR & SECRETARY
Cori serves as Secretary and Co-Chair of the California Energy Alliance. She provides Program Development direction to the organization, actively leading policy initiative activities, including key work on the OBC Initiative.
Cori Jackson is Program Director for the California Lighting Technology Center at UC-Davis, where she is responsible for effectively planning, budgeting, scheduling, and monitoring CLTC research projects.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with degrees in Optical Engineering and Mathematics. Cori is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Operations Research with a focus on building design and operations optimization.
Seasoned in cleantech and energy efficiency, Rita A. Renner has held senior marketing and outreach positions at industry leaders such as Echelon and Wattstopper. As an independent consultant, she has served clients in pre-IPO lighting controls companies, electrical/data construction and professional services firms, and power management solutions providers. She has conducted industry outreach activities, including collaborative programs with R&D organizations and educational programs with industry NGOs.
Rita holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Mount Mary College in liberal arts as well as a J.D. cum laude from Santa Clara University School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of California (inactive), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), and holds a LEED Green Associate credential from the U.S. Green Building Council.
John Martin served as one of the founding Co-Chairs of CEA until September 2019. From 2008-2019, he directed public policy efforts for the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). His background includes service as a staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives, as a lobbyist for education, as an electrical contractor, and as a corporate training director. Dr. Martin holds a BA degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.