CalETC was created over 15 years ago with a charter to promote electric transportation as a means reach the clean air goals in California. We have worked tirelessly to support all forms of electric transportation. Over the last 15 years electric off-road equipment has become commonplace with forklifts, airport equipment, lawn equipment and other types of off-road equipment transitioning to clean electricity. This transition has resulted in significantly lowering the use of petroleum in these various categories, paving the way for the next wave of on-road large-scale deployment of electric vehicles. With every major auto maker announcing production or upcoming production of some manner of electric vehicle, California is poised to continue to lead the transition of the transportation sector away from petroleum and towards electricity. CalETC will continue to support all aspects of the transition to electric transportation, working closely with our government, environmental, and industry partners to ensure success.
Current Members of CalETC include:
Southern California Edison , Pacific Gas and Electric, San Diego Gas and Electric, Los Angeles Water and Power , Sacramento Municipal Utility District, General Motors, Mercedes Benz, Nissan
Eileen Wenger Tutt
Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the California Electric Transportation Coalition, Eileen Tutt worked in California State government for over 15 years. Most recently, Eileen served as Deputy Secretary for the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA). Prior to her time at Cal/EPA, Eileen worked for the California Air Resources Board, an agency within Cal/EPA. In her ten years at the Air Resources Board, Eileen helped develop regulations and programs that have placed the State of California at the forefront of environmental protection.
Throughout her career, Eileen has worked closely with members of the Legislature and their staff to represent the position of the Administration and present the technical findings and stakeholder positions responsibly. She has a long history of working collaboratively with the Governor’s Office, members and staff of the Legislature, representatives from various state agencies and members of the business and environmental community to find solutions to tough policy challenges.
Eileen is known for her dedication and passion. Recognition of Eileen’s service has come in the form of letters from Governor Schwarzenegger, a Senate Resolution, plaques from the various organizations on whose Boards she has served, and achievement awards from the Air Resources Board.
A long-time supporter of electric transportation Eileen is the proud owner of a 2002 Toyota Electric RAV4 with over 80,000 miles logged all electric.
Active in civic duties Eileen serves as a trustee for the Climate Action Reserve, on the External Advisory Committee for the Sustainable Transportation Center at UC Davis, and as a Board member for the Yolo County SPCA. Eileen is married with two children and received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Statistics.
Julee Malinowski Ball
Julee has over 15 years of outstanding hands-on lobbying and consultant experience which serves her well in her role as the Deputy Director for the California Electric Transportation Coalition. She began her career as legislative director for a non-profit environmental organization where she was responsible for representing the organization’s interests before the State Legislature as well as building grassroots support for its policies and programs.
From there, she moved to Edson + Modisette, where she worked with and learned from two of Sacramento’s most prominent energy consultants – David Modisette and Karen Edson – representing the California Electric Transportation Coalition in the Legislature, the California Energy Commission and the California Air Resources Board. Julee has also represented clients on other high profile issues in California, such as air quality, climate change, power plant siting procedures, distributed generation, renewable energy, alternative fuels, water quality, supply and distribution, and transportation and other infrastructure issues.
Her quick wit and ability to articulate positions succinctly and persuasively has made her a stand-out in any policy making arena.
Julee received a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in Government Studies from California State University, Sacramento
SILVIA SOLIS SHAW
Silvia serves as the Legislative Director for CalETC. She has ten years of experience around the Capitol. Silvia was a lobbyist with the Office of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City of Los Angeles. While at the City of Los Angeles she served as a liaison between the Mayor’s Office and the State Government, including the Legislature, Governor’s Administration and a variety of State Agencies and Departments.
Silvia was instrumental in developing and implementing legislative strategy for the Mayor’s office. She has advocated on behalf of the Mayor and the City on a variety of local government issues including transportation, energy and the environment, housing, revenue and taxation, as well as public safety. She has also had success in securing funding for the City through the state budget process and has developed strong connections with the members of the Los Angeles legislative delegation. Los Angeles legislators make up approximately one-fourth of the Legislature.
Silvia began her career in the political world working for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. Prior to working for Mayor Villaraigosa, Silvia worked at the State Capitol for four years as legislative staff for two Assembly Members, where she gained extensive experience with the legislative and budget processes. Silvia received a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.