President, 7th Generation Advisors
Terry Tamminen has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government with career experiences in Europe, Africa and all parts of the United States. He managed a multi-million dollar real estate company, owned/operated a successful recreational services business, and assisted Nigeria with the creation of its first solid waste recycling program. With Robert F. Kennedy Jr, Terry founded non-profit Waterkeeper programs throughout California in the 1990s and co-founded the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the UCLA School of Law. In 2003, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Terry as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later as Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor. Terry currently provides consulting services to a variety of clients, including several Governors and Canadian Premiers on climate and energy policy, and helps Pegasus Capital Advisors build companies that focus on resource efficiency and sustainable products. His latest book, Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction (Island Press), examines our dependence on oil and a strategy to evolve to more sustainable energy sources and his blog can be found regularly on CNBC.com.