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Stanford Networking Breakfast Club of Orange County

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    Contacts: Ronald Thommarson (send message)

    Region: CA - Orange County
    Members: 238 Member(s)

    Join Stanford alumni and guests to hear stimulating topics during an informal breakfast.  A speaker with a connection to Stanford provides a brief presentation on a topics such as genetics, finances, humanitarian travels and more. We meet at Coco's Bakery in Costa Mesa. 

    To join this group and learn about upcoming speakers, contact Ron Thommarson, ’90, at

Sustainability Initiatives and Cleantech in SoCal

Wednesday, September 11
7:30 - 8:45 am
Coco's Bakery Restaurant
2750 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa 92626
Price: $20 (includes breakfast)
RSVP/Questions? Contact Ron Thommarson, 90 at

Scott Kitcher will present a brief overview of the sustainability ecosystem in Southern California: the players, the technologies and the initiatives. Scott has 29 years of financial services experience in investment banking, investment management, private equity, venture capital and consulting. Just over 13 years ago, he began focusing on clean technologies and their impacts on sustainability. Today, he is President  & CEO at Sustain SoCal, Principal at EcoFin Consulting, and serves on various corporate, non-profit and academic boards and committees in various roles almost all related to cleantech and sustainability.

Sustain SoCal (Southern California) accelerates cleantech economic growth and sustainability initiatives throughout the region via a collaborative network of key stakeholders working together toward solutions. Initially founded ten years ago as CleanTech OC, Sustain SoCal has grown dramatically in both scope of work and geography and has become an influential association representing responsible, sustainable economic growth.

As the leader of the Organization, Scott guides its high caliber Board of Directors and executes upon its decisions. On a daily basis, Scott interacts with key decision makers at all sizes of corporations (startups to Fortune 100), local government (counties, municipalities, water districts and agencies of all kinds), hospitals, utilities, hotels, schools, non-profits and investors to assess pain points and aggregate toward solutions which eventually become Sustain SoCal initiatives. Today, these initiatives include several within the three primary cleantech verticals of energy, water and transportation and where those verticals intersect such as Smart City, Agriculture and Community Choice Energy.

Nov 10--TBA
Jan 8--John Burns-- Outlook on the Real Estate Market

Stay tuned for further meeting dates and information

Interested in Speaking to a group of Stanford alumni?
If you have a Stanford connection and expertise in a topic, we'd love to have you speak.  Please contact Ron Thommarson, 90, at to discuss.

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