Keynote Speakers Announced for the California Maritime Leadership Symposium

Announcing the 2015 Keynote Speakers …

Brian P. Kelly | Secretary, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA)

In 2013, Brian P. Kelly was sworn in as the first secretary of the new California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), which has replaced the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency (BT&H) with a new agency focused solely on transportation. Secretary Kelly had previously been running BT&H since Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed him to lead the agency in 2012. The new CalSTA portfolio – which addresses a myriad of transportation issues – remains one of the largest in California. Secretary Kelly has been at the center of most of the major transportation policy decisions in the state of California for the past decade and a half, having served previously as chief transportation policy consultant for four successive State Senate leaders.

Mary D. Nichols | Chairman, California Air Resources Board (ARB)

Mary D.  Nichols, J.D., was reappointed Chairman of the California Air Resources Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2011, a post she previously held under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2007 to 2010 and under Governor Brown from 1979 to 1983.  At ARB she is responsible for implementing California’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions legislation as well as setting air pollution standards for motor vehicles, fuels and consumer products. In addition to her work at the ARB, Chairman Nichols also served as Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Air and Radiation program, Secretary for California’s Resources Agency, and Director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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