Sustain OC is committed to its mission of accelerating sustainability and economic growth through innovation, collaboration and education in the Orange County region of Southern California.
As Orange County's population, industry, workforce and tourism continues to grow and change, it is vitally important to proactively address the region's sustainability, environmental and infrastructure needs and objectives.
Formerly known as Cleantech OC, Sustain OC has a long history of exploring and implementing pragmatic, real-world solutions to the challenges created by growth, change and inefficiency that face Orange County.
Challenges create opportunities.
Sustain OC conducts conferences, workshops and networking events to help in the sharing of knowledge and establish connections that have a positive impact on both the economic progress and sustainable future of the Orange County.
For key sectors such as Energy, Water and Transportation, Sustain OC has gathered together stakeholders and formed Working Group Segments that are collaborating towards seeking common solutions and enabling economic growth.
Sustain OC participants and sponsors range from established and emerging cleantech companies, start-up companies, corporate organizations of all sizes, municipal / regional / state / national agencies and governments, schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, investors and more.
Working Groups / Partnerships: Fostering cooperation and collaboration among the public, private and academic sectors in the area of sustainability and cleantech within and around the greater Orange County region.
Partnerships (partial list)
Information hub: Serving as an information and data clearinghouse to ensure that its members have the latest and most complete information concerning sustainability initiatives and practices and the clean technologies.
Advocacy: Serving as the voice for its members and industry in Orange County, Sacramento and Washington D.C.
Mentorship and Advisory: A service to its community in mentoring and advising toward sustainable growth inclusive of sustainable practices such as, business planning, strategic partnerships, supply chain management, human capital management, recycling, cleantech assessment and integration, etc.
Networking & Collaboration: Providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and business opportunities among large corporations, cleantech companies, local government, investors, academia and non-profits.
Platform to share best practices: Providing singular and multi-disciplinary foci to discover solutions.
Social media promotional vehicle: All tools available to members
Roundtables, workshops and lunch and learns: Coordinate focus meetings with a segment or whole of Sustain OC. Members bring ideas to the Sustain OC Board.
Education: We serve to educate our community and raise awareness in all matters related to sustainability with an emphasis on clean technology.
Scott Kitcher - President
Jam Attari - Chairperson
Vitaly Lee - Vice Chairperson
Sean Kelly - Treasurer
Dave Jones - Secretary
VP, Sustainability, Earth Friendly Products
Director, Sustainability, Thermofisher Scientific
Business Outreach Manager, Metropolitan Water District
CEO, BayWa r.e. Solar Projects, LLC
Of Counsel, Best, Best & Krieger
CEO, JWC Environmental
VP, Energy Management, Irvine Company
Audit Partner, Deloitte
Partner, Latham Watkins
External Relations Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric
Business/Policy Manager, Southern California Gas Co.,
President, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
Chief Marketing Officer, Edison Energy
FTS Lighting, CEO
Sustainability Manager, Chapman University
President, Eberle Company
Former GM LADWP
Regional Representative, CA Fuel Cell Partnership
Managing Director, Roth Capital
Principal, Auctus Capital
CEO, IHI Power
Director, Sustainability, Allergan
Managing Scientist, Exponent
Partner, Hein & Associates LLP
Senior Manager Organics Proj. Dev., Waste Management
Vice-President, Business Management at Terra-Gen
Director, Government Affairs, Fuel Cell Energy
Mgr. Environ. Serv. Ren Enrgy Pgm, OC Waste & Recycling
EVP Market Development, Ice Energy
Regional Director, Ansys
Regional Sales Manager, ChargePoint
Director External Affairs, OC & SDC, AT&T
Executive Director of Operations, Irvine Ranch Water District
Executive Director, UCI Institute for Innovation
Partner & CEO, CoorsTek & EcoPAS