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The CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series is your opportunity to rub elbows with distinguished cleantech executives from across Washington State, the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Presented by Perkins Coie, join 100 cleantech industry leaders for a monthly conversation featuring a tremendous lineup of distinguished speakers.


Each event is held on the second Wednesday of each month (7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.) from September 2016 through May 2017 (except November, which is reserved for the CleanTech Alliance Annual Meeting).


Purchase individual monthly tickets, or save $120 with a Breakfast Series Ticket.


Speakers for the 2016 / 2017 CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series include:


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September 14
Steve Shestag, Director of the Environment at Boeing

Steve Shestag is the Director of the Environment at The Boeing Company. He is responsible for leading the development of companywide strategy and policy that shapes the environmental performance of Boeing’s global operations, products and services, as well as environmental compliance and remediation commitments.


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October 12

Scott Morris; Chairman, President and CEO of Avista Corp.

Scott L. Morris is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Avista Corp. He was elected president in 2006 and named chairman and chief executive officer in 2008. He began his career in the company’s utility marketing division and has served in leadership positions throughout the company, including in customer service, construction and as general manager for Avista’s Oregon and California utility business. He held that position until being named president of Avista Utilities in 2000.

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December 14
Larry Weis; General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light

Larry Weis is Chief Executive Officer at Seattle City Light, assuming the role as of February 2, 2016. Prior to joining Seattle City Light, Weis served as General Manager at Austin Energy from 2010 to 2016. He started his professional career with four years at Boeing Corporation, followed by ten years with the Snohomish Public Utility District in Washington State where he worked in supervisory and senior management roles in electric utility operations. He also served as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of the Pend Oreille Public Utility District in eastern Washington State. He was also President of the Northwest Public Power Association.


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January 11 

Former Governors Mike Lowry & Daniel Evans

Michael Edward "Mike" Lowry served as the 20th Governor of the U.S. state of Washington from 1993 to 1997. Lowry is a Democrat. Lowry was born and raised in St. John, Washington, and graduated from Washington State University in 1962. He had a brief career working for the Washington State Senate and as a lobbyist for Group Health Cooperative before being elected to the King County Council in 1975. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Washington's Seventh Congressional District in 1978, where he served until 1989.


Daniel Jackson Evans served three terms as the 16th Governor of the state of Washington from 1965 to 1977, and represented the state in the United States Senate from 1983 to 1989. Despite being a Republican and a self-styled conservative, Evans became known for his administration's liberal policies on environmental protection (he founded the country's first state-level Department of Ecology, which became Nixon's blueprint for the federal EPA) and strong support of the state's higher education system, including founding Washington's system of community colleges.


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February 8

Dr. Kirk Schulz; President of Washington State University

Dr. Kirk Schulz became the 11th president of Washington State University (WSU) and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering on June 13, 2016. President Schulz is guiding WSU’s transformation into one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, one that offers exceptional research and innovation and a transformative educational experience to undergraduate and graduate students.


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March 8

Mark de Vere White; President of Electricity at Itron

Mark de Vere White was named president of Itron's electricity business line in 2013. Most recently senior vice president, energy, North America, de Vere White was responsible for sales, product marketing, professional services, regulatory relations and customer operations. De Vere White has dedicated his career to working with utility and Fortune 1000 customers, focusing on sales, marketing, delivery and ongoing support of business critical operations and integrated enterprise solutions. He has led his teams with an unyielding drive to deliver customer value and success at all levels. 


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April 12

University Innovation Panel

Universities throughout Washington State are innovating our global cleantech economy. Join us for breakfast on March 8 to hear a panel featuring clean energy and technology leads from four of our state’s leading universities.


The distinguished panel will cover cleantech innovation and the role of university programs. Panelists include:


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Elvin Delgado, Ph.D.
Central Washington University
Christopher Keane Ph.D.
Washington State University

Daniel Schwartz, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Joel Swisher, Ph.D.
Western Washington University


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May 10

Utility Panel: Doing Business with Washington Energy Providers

Utilities leverage a lot of partners and products to keep the lights on across Washington State. Want to know how your company can become one of those providers? Join us for breakfast on May 10 for a panel of utility contracting experts to find out. The panel will provide insight knowledge on how to do business with utilities across Washington State.


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Put away your corn flakes and get some #CleanTechBacon! Purchase individual tickets for each month, or save $120 with a Breakfast Series Ticket.


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CleanTech Innovation Showcase

Tom Ranken
President & CEO
Sharon Schierle
Kate Roze
Business Development
Gabe Boeckman
Commercialization & Outreach

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