David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Distinguished Speaker Series - The Business of Sustainability

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 4:30pm

Location:
Via Zoom Webinar
Cost:
Free

Our impressive panel of visionary CSUN alumni will share their experiences, how they built successful and diverse careers in sustainability and how their work is leading innovation in renewable energy, carbon reductions, and data and technology to achieve decarbonization. Our moderator, Mary Nichols, former Chair of the California Air Resources Board, is a nationally renowned thought leader who will share policy and regulatory insights driving the transformation of clean energy markets around the globe.

Meet the Panelists:

  • Dawn James (MSc, Geology ’03): Director of US Sustainability & Environmental Sciences at Microsoft. Dawn is an industry leader with 23 years in geoscience, sustainability, and environmental science while working with the U.S. Department of the Interior, Halliburton, and Microsoft.
  • Paul Jennings (Marketing ’85): Successful entrepreneur in the areas of telecommunication, real estate, and renewable energy. Paul is the Founder and CEO of PCS Energy a Los Angeles centric renewable energy company, and is an angel investor funding innovative renewable energy start-ups. Paul is also the Owner and CEO of PCS Development, which develops residential real estate and office space.
  • Kam Mahdi (Engineering ’84): Co-Founder and CEO of Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. a successful international clean-energy company that designs, builds, and markets clean energy products. As an entrepreneur and engineer, Kam is an expert in identifying next-generation energy technologies, and successfully taking them to market.