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Jonathan Clay, Executive Director

Jonathan Clay has been the Executive Director of the California Environmental Dialogue (CED). Jonathan is also the President of JGC Government Relations, Inc. Jonathan has worked for the last 20 years in Sacramento providing policy advice and sharing his expertise of the legislative process. Prior to his lobbying work, Jonathan was appointed by then Governor Pete Wilson to the California Integrated Waste Management Board (now CalRecycle). In that role, Jonathan handled permitting and enforcement issues for all solid waste facilities in California. Jonathan has also worked as a research consultant for various business groups in San Diego, helping to develop community profiles, market research, and building data. He is a member of the Davis Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and received an MBA from San Diego State University and a BA from University of California, Davis. Jonathan lives in Davis with his wife and son.

Jamie Krzys, Program Assistant

Jamie Krzys is the Program Assistant for California Environmental Dialogue (CED) and plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of CED. Prior to joining CED, Jamie was a Grant Specialist for the US Bureau of Reclamation. Jamie lives in Sacramento with her husband and two sons, and enjoys traveling and all outdoor activities

Gerald D. Secundy, Senior Advisor

Gerald D. Secundy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of business, labor, and public leaders and serves as a senior advisor to the staff of the California Environmental Dialogue (CED). Mr. Secundy has an extensive background with business, regulatory agencies, and the environmental community, and has more than three decades of leadership experience. Before joining CCEEB, Mr. Secundy served as Vice Chair of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Other past positions include Executive Director of Audubon California, Vice President of External Affairs and Environmental Health and Safety at Atlantic Richfield Company, President of the Four Corners Pipeline Company, CFO of ARCO Transportation Company, and as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Land and Natural Resources Division. Mr. Secundy serves on the Board of Trustees of Prescott College, Prescott, Arizona, the Board of Lignetics (a manufacturer of environmentally engineered fuel pellets), the Board of Governors of the Inner City Law Center, a founding member of Pasadena Heritage, the Board of Las Familias del Pueblo, and the Board of Jardin de la Infancia. He has formerly served on the boards of the Center for Non-Profit Management, the Girls Club of Pasadena (president), and the Planning and Conservation League, among others. Mr. Secundy is a life-long member of the Sierra Club, Common Cause, and the American Civil Liberties Union. After graduating with degrees from Harvard College and Columbia Law School, Mr. Secundy spent more than two years volunteering with the Peace Corp in Peru where he directed a youth center that served over 300 “at risk” youth.

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