James Waring is the executive chairman of CleanTECH San Diego. Prior to co-founding CleanTECH San Diego in 2007, Waring worked for Mayor Jerry Sanders and the City of San Diego as deputy chief operating officer for land use and economic development. In 2012, Waring was appointed to the California Transportation Commission by California Governor Jerry Brown. He is also a commissioner for the San Diego Housing Commission. Waring was a practicing attorney for over 20 years, and has been a principal since 1991 at the real estate investment firm, FI Financial. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and a juris doctorate degree and a master's degree in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego.
Holly Smithson is president and chief operating officer of CleanTECH San Diego leading a number of mission-critical initiatives, including member programs, international partnerships, marketing and overall strategic development. Before joining CleanTECH San Diego, Smithson worked in public policy for 10 years in Washington, DC in both the executive and legislative branches, as well as non-government organizations. In 2003, she was selected as a Presidential Appointee and worked in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its office of congressional relations and then leading its public affairs division. Before serving in the Bush Administration, Smithson was a registered lobbyist for the Solid Waste Association of North America and also worked on the professional staff of presidential, senatorial and gubernatorial campaigns in Florida and North Carolina. Smithson began her career in broadcast journalism in North Carolina as a news director and anchor for several television and all-talk radio stations. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Executive Leadership Program and holds a bachelor of science degree in broadcast communications from East Carolina University.
As vice president of CleanTECH San Diego, Jason Anderson leads several initiatives critical to the mission of the organization, including the EDGE biofuels initiative, advocacy efforts, and economic development programs. In addition, Anderson is President & CEO of the Cleantech Education Foundation, designed to develop education and workforce development programs aligned with the mission of CleanTECH San Diego. In 2012, Anderson was appointed by the Mayor of San Diego to the City's Sustainable Energy Advisory Board (SEAB). Prior to joining CleanTECH San Diego, he served as vice president of business development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and, before joining EDC in 2006, worked at the Texas State Capitol as legislative director for State Senator Frank Madla. Anderson graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a bachelor's degree in corporate communications and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego.
Marty Turock manages CleanTECH San Diego’s Greening San Diego program, which involves accelerating sustainable best practice implementation across the region including CREBs renewable energy, EECBG energy efficiency projects, and as the leader of the Regional Lighting Working Groups. Previously, Turock worked in General Electric’s Chem-Met Management Program in GE’s Engineered Materials Group. During his 20-year tenure at GE, Turock was one of the company’s top global operating managers and restructured the GE Silicones Canada division and also launched the GE Silicones Asia-Pacific division in Hong Kong. In 2001, Turock pursued his entrepreneurial spirit in his post as vice president of sales with the wireless networks pioneer, Graviton, Inc. He also led global business development for smartcard fare collection systems at Cubic Transportation Systems. Turock holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.
Martha Carver is CleanTECH San Diego’s Office Manager. She is responsible for all aspects impacting financial and administrative operations. She brings over 17 years experience in non-profit financial and administrative management. Her previous appointments include Fund Manager, Financial Manager as well as Administrative and Budget Analyst for the UC Los Angeles, UC San Diego and San Diego State University campuses. She is an alumnus of UC Los Angeles with degrees in Biology and Near Eastern Studies.