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Ventura County Energize California Program

Pizza and Networking: 6:00 PM
Interactive Session: 6:30 PM
Facilitator: Kelly Ferguson
Free admission. Register at www.ieee-bv.org/meet/2017-10-ent

Abstract

LACI – What We Do – We convene and engage the energy industry:

· Serve as Southern California’s information hub for industry information, connections, and news.

· Curate, host, and promote industry events across the region.

· Collaborate with partners to identify regional energy needs, pilot new technologies, and funnel energy innovation into Southern California, including underserved communities.

· Stimulate and support entrepreneurship and economic development by facilitating collaboration, investment, and networking.

About the Speaker

Kelly Ferguson is the Director of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Energize California Program, an initiative of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). She works to accelerate clean energy development by convening and connecting the energy industry, and by supporting energy entrepreneurs and startups access the business and technical resources they need to bring new technology to market.

Prior to LACI, Kelly worked with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians as their Environmental Director where she engaged with diverse stakeholders and jurisdictions to enhance the tribe’s capacity to protect its natural resources. She was also an elected advocate for the 30-federally recognized tribes in Southern California to the U.S. EPA to strengthen Tribal environmental and public health programs and address regional resource needs.

A native Santa Barbaran, Kelly received her Master’s in Environmental Science and Management from UCSB’s Bren School and GPMP from the Technology Management Program.