February 1, 2013
Nettleton Strategies today announced the firm has formed a strategic alliance with Clean Tech Advocates, a new Sacramento-based government affairs firm focused on “collaborating with other clean technology pioneers, innovators and environmental policy-shapers for the greater good of California.”
According to Nettleton Strategies President Carl Nettleton, the alliance brings his firm a stellar resource for connecting clients with the state’s regulatory, legislative and funding initiatives related to clean technology.
“Clean Tech Advocates expertise and relationships provide access and insight at every level of state government,” Nettleton said. Clean Tech Advocates principals include:
- Linda Adams, former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA);
- James “Jim” Boyd, former executive director of the California Air Resources Board and vice chair of the California Energy Commission;
- Patrick Leathers, veteran attorney/lobbyist and co-founder of the Emerging Technologies Institute; and
- Elaine Berghausen, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bonds and Grants at the California Resources Agency.
According to Clean Tech Advocate Senior Counsel Leathers, his new firm values the relationship with Nettleton Strategies because of San Diego’s leadership in developing a CleanTech sector and how local governments are advancing clean technology initiatives.”
“Nettleton Strategies will provide Clean Tech Advocates with an important presence in San Diego and Orange County and provide key insight and strategy on water, energy, and clean technology issues,” Leathers said. “The firm will be our liaison with clients in the region, provide local background on client issues and help us to navigate the region’s political landscape,”