- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Several dozen California business leaders are alongside Gov. Jerry Brown in China as he promotes efforts to fight climate change on the global stage. The delegation led by the Bay Area Council includes executives in the transportation and energy industries, academics, investors and other business leaders. Most paid a roughly $5,500 fee for four days of events, including multiple private dinners and receptions with Brown, a clean energy ministerial and meetings with Chinese business and political leaders.

Here’s who’s joining Brown in China:

-Ken Alston, investment manager, California Clean Energy Fund

-Stefano Benatti, Head of U.S. Office, Energica Motor Company

-Austin Benzinger, director of business development, Thor Trucks

-Jeff Bokor, professor and associate dean of research, U.C. Berkeley

-Carla Boragno, vice president, Genentech

-Damian Breen, deputy air pollution control officer, Bay Area Air Quality Management District

-Andrew Chang, director of partnerships Asia Pacific, New Energy Nexus

-Lilly Chung, partner and West Region Chinese Services Group Leader, Deloitte

-Dean Florez, CEO of Balance Public Relations

-Arthur Haubenstock, general counsel and vice president, government and regulatory, 8 minute renewables

-Joey Hinson, director of operations, Tech Crunch

-Helen Hong Yu, Secretary General, US Sino Friendship Association

-Jay Keasling, CEO, professor and associate lab director, Joint BioEnergy Institute, UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab

-Akira Kirton, managing director, EMEA and MOW, BP Ventures

-Linda Lu, president, Hanhai Investments

-Jerry Lynn, CEO, Superstars Wireless

-Michelle Moskowitz, director of institutional relations, UC Berkeley

-Stephen O’Kane, director of sustainability, AES West USA

-Arlen Orchard, CEO, Sacramento Management Utility District

-Simon Pang, chief strategy officer, Royal Business Bank and President, US Sino Friendship Association

-Julian Potter, chief administration officer, San Francisco International Airport

-Dennis Rodriguez, chief city executive Los Angeles/San Francisco/San Diego, Siemans Corporation

-Dakota Semler, CEO and founder, Thor Trucks

-Alan Thian, president and CEO, Royal Business Bank

-Min Thian, account manager, Chicago Title Insurance Company and senior account executive, Shomer Insurance Agency, Inc.

-Andrea Vezzani, CFO, Energica Motor Company

-Fred H. Walti, II, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and the Network for Global Innovation

-Alecia Ward, leader for program development, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

-Jim Wunderman, president and CEO, Bay Area Council

-John Grubb, chief operating officer, Bay Area Council

-Del Christensen, chief of global business development, Bay Area Council

-Jennifer Zou, vice president of global initiative and head of operations, Bay Area Council

-Alex Foard, director of business development, Hangzhou and Nanjing, Bay Area Council

-Laurent Arribe, global business development manager, Bay Area Council

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