Board of Advisors

Distinguished leaders in industry, government, public interest organizations, and academia serve on the EEI’s Board of Advisors. The Board meets once or twice a year with EEI’s Director, faculty leaders, researchers, staff, and students to provide valuable insight and advice on research opportunities, funding strategies, and outreach.
Ralph Cavanagh
  • Co-Director Energy Program/Senior Attorney
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Vice President of Utility Partnerships & Innovation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
David Duffy
  • Senior Advisor, Carbon Reduction
  • Chevron
  • Vice President, Customer Services
  • San Diego Gas & Electric
Ryan Harty
  • Department Head, Connected and Environmental Business Development
  • American Honda Motor Company
Philip Hopkins
  • Managing Director, Head of Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance
  • Wells Fargo Commercial Capital
David Jacot
  • Director of Efficiency Solutions
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • President
  • Panasonic Life Solutions Company of America
Jawaad Malik
  • Vice President, Strategy and Sustainability and Chief Environmental Officer
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Michael Peevey
  • President (retired)
  • California Public Utilities Commission
Nancy Pfund
  • Founding and Managing Partner
  • DBL Partners
  • Vice President, Customer Programs and Services
  • Southern California Edison
  • Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Advocacy & Applications Development
  • Daikin

Board Liaisons

  • Director of Market Transformation and Advocacy
  • Daikin
Takeyuki Yamaki
  • Chief, Strategic Technology Planning
  • Panasonic
Takamitsu Yasukochi
  • General Manager, Liaison Department
  • Panasonic

Former Board of Advisors Members