At a pivotal time of transition and crisis for the state, PPIC -- in partnership with leading corporate and philanthropic partners -- will host a conference on California's future. This all day event includes keynote speeches and expert panels on education, climate change, the economy, and governance.
Presider: Ellen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California
Moderator: Stuart Leavenworth, Sacramento Bee
Theodore (Ted) Craver, Edison International Susan Kennedy, Office of the Governor Rebecca Shaw, The Nature Conservancy Jack Stewart, California Manufacturers & Technology Association.
Theodore F. Craver, Jr., is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, one of the nation's largest electric utilities, and Edison Mission Group (EMG), a competitive power generation business and parent company to Edison Mission Energy and Edison Capital.
Craver was elected chairman and chief executive officer in August 2008, and president in April 2008.
Craver was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Edison Mission Group from January 2005 to April 2008. Before that, he was executive vice president of parent company Edison International, and held the position of chief financial officer and treasurer from January 2000 through December 2004.
Ellen Hanak is a Senior Fellow at PPIC.
Susan Kennedy is Chief of Staff for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Stuart Leavenworth joined the editorial board of The Sacramento Bee in December of 2004 after working five years as The Bee's growth reporter and natural resources reporter. His 2004 three-part series on the Sacramento Valley's flood threat, "Rising Risk," was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and other groups.
In 2003, Leavenworth and reporter Dale Kasler won the Thomas Stokes Award from the National Press Foundation and other national awards for their coverage of water marketing in California.
Rebecca Shaw is director of conservation science for The Nature Conservancy's California Program, where she oversees an interdisciplinary team of scientific and technical experts. Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, she conducted research at The Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University on the impacts of global change on plant communities, ecosystem processes and biodiversity. Dr. Shaw has published numerous articles, including several in the leading journals Science and Nature, and has won numerous fellowships for her research. She holds a B.A. in biology from UC Santa Barbara and an M.A. in environmental policy and a Ph.D. in ecology from UC Berkeley.
Jack Stewart is President of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association. Named to the President's position March of 1998, Mr. Stewart has been with the Association since 1992.
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) is a statewide, non-profit, mutual benefit association and has a proud 85-year history as an advocate for the men and women whose ideas and innovations make the world run, and whose spirit created the most dynamic economic engine in history.