Advisor - Energy & Environmental
Regulation / Government Relations
B. B. Blevins has worked at the epicenter of California's environmental and energy policy and program development for nearly four decades, and is currently a Principal at the strategic counseling and advocacy firm, California Strategies. Over that period he has held significant gubernatorial appointments in California state government, including Commissioner and Executive Director of the California Energy Commission, Undersecretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control. He was also called upon to assist with California's response to the 2001 electricity crisis where as the Assistant Director for Energy at the California Department of Water Resources where he directed the state's electricity purchasing program during July and August 2001. Blevins has twice served as the Acting Director of the California Department of Conservation, and as the Adviser to the Chairman of the California Energy Commission. He was a member of Governor Schwarzenegger's first Climate Action Team, and has served as a Board Member at the Center for Clean Air Policy in Washington D.C., and the Science and Industry Advisory Board at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Blevins was also a member of the German Marshall Fund Study Tour on Global Climate Change. Blevins is a native of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of New Mexico.