Former California Treasurer Phil Angelides recently took the helm as Chairman of the Apollo Alliance Board of Directors. Commenting on his new role at the Apollo Alliance, Angelides said, “I believe deeply that we can curb global warming and create a new wave of economic opportunity for our people. We can spark a clean energy revolution that will reduce our dependence on oil and create millions of good jobs for American families.” Angelides recently addressed mayors from across America at the Sundance Summit.
As California’s Treasurer, Phil launched the ground breaking Green Wave initiative under which California’s two largest public pension funds, CalPERS and CalSTRS, committed to invest $1.5 billion in clean energy and cutting edge technologies, as well as in environmentally responsible companies. Prior to joining the Board, Phil served on Apollo’s National Advisory Committee for a number of years.
A number of other prominent Americans are also lending their energies to Apollo as new members of our incoming Board. They include: actor/director Robert Redford; former Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality Kathleen McGinty (now head of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection); Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope; Silicon Valley pioneer Regis McKenna; United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard; and Natural Resources Defense Council President Frances Beinecke.