On Monday, November 15, 2010, the Apollo Alliance hosted the 2010 Right Stuff Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco to honor awardees whose work exemplifies the Apollo mission of creating the new clean energy economy.
Along with hearing a Keynote Speaker by Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, the 2010 Right Stuff Awards Dinner honored the following outstanding individuals whose work exemplifies Apollo Alliance’s mission to catalyze the new clean energy economy.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
With visionary leadership, Speaker Pelosi succeeded in building a coalition in the 111th Congress to pass the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) Act of 2009, containing landmark provisions to cap greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy consumption and boost domestic production of clean technologies.
Bob Baugh, Executive Director, AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council
As leader of the AFL-CIO’s manufacturing policy and legislative initiatives, Bob has had a lifelong commitment to labor and the environment and has never believed in the false choice between jobs and the environment.
Chandra Brown, President, United Streetcar
Under Brown’s leadership, United Streetcar built the first American-made streetcar in nearly 60 years, which they unveiled in July 2009. The company already has a contract to build 13 of its streetcars for the cities of Portland and Tucson, Arizona. In August 2010 she was appointed to serve on the U.S. Manufacturing Council by Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.
Teresa Sanchez, Director, Green Retrofit and Workforce Program in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa
As a member of the Los Angeles Apollo Alliance Green Retrofit and Workforce Policy campaign, she helped to shape the coalition that won the first Green Retrofit and Workforce Ordinance in the nation in 2009.