BCL is governed by a Steering Committee.
Harold Hedelman, director of engagement
Harold is a founder of Business Climate Leaders. In the '80s, Harold followed graduate school at Cornell with a stint programming early computer games. He soon began following entrepreneurial instincts and started and ran a non-profit school to educate artists and designers about the exploding worlds of computer animation, desktop publishing and the Internet. In the new century, Harold turned his attention to spiritual and environmental fundraising and program development. Most recently, he designed and ran a pilot program for the Natural Resources Defense Council, testing whether their membership in 6 Midwestern states could effectively support the Clean Power Plan using the grassroots organizing methods of Citizens' Climate Lobby. To solve the climate crisis, he views pricing carbon as a necessary first step to be followed as soon as possible with implementation of steps to draw down CO2 from the atmosphere and to return our planet to a healthy climate with zero degrees warming.
Steve Hams, Director Of Engagement
After 30 years of executive human resources and general management experience in high tech, medical technology, education, sports and non-profit fields, Steve has consulted and volunteered for the last 7 years in the areas of climate change and education. He now spends the majority of his professional time and energy volunteering with Citizens' Climate Lobby, both as a co-chapter lead for Silicon Valley North, and as Engagement Director for our Business Climate Leaders action team.
Bruce Hagen, Director of GO TEAM PROGRAM Management & ELECTRICITY SECTOR Engagement
Bruce is a program management professional whose energy and environment policy work goes back to Earth Day 1. Along the way, his work has included the California Coastal Commission and Nuclear Safeguards initiatives; energy legislative analysis in the US Senate (Bob Packwood, R-OR) for the first federal solar tax credits; both the early and recent days of PG&E’s demand side management program; and four years at Petaluma’s Enphase Energy. He’s written 250 newspaper columns for the Petaluma Argus Courier on building sustainable community. Since 2012, Bruce has volunteered for Citizens’ Climate Lobby, as Sonoma County Chapter Co-Chair and a co-founder of Business Climate Leaders.
Rebecca has expansive experience in retirement planning and investments, including the investment of corporate pension funds, asset-liability modeling, portfolio analysis, and retirement modeling. She has earned the CFA designation. Rebecca started her own business, Retirement Strategies, in 1991 and sold it to AON three years later. Now retired, Rebecca applies her analytical, investment, and data management skills to identify business prospects for BCL. Her intention is to use her experience in any way possible to help stop climate change.
Steve is the principal of Leading Change Consulting & Coaching. With a background in Organizational Behavior (BA and MA from Yale University), he provides executive coaching and organizational change consulting to a wide variety of leaders across many industries. He regularly leads courses in Powerful Conversations, an advanced training for seasoned leaders and coaches to influence more effectively. At Business Climate Leaders, Steve helps leaders to find their voice to engage others to fight climate change. He supports Business Climate Leaders volunteers to create messages from the head and heart that move others to action.
Sarah is a communications consultant, a writer and researcher with a background in education. She is adamant about making sure our children, bar none, have a healthy environment that allows them opportunity for fulfilling futures. Sarah continues to work to build open lines of communication that facilitate common sense practices. She holds a BA in English and an MEd.
Stef, LEED GA, ISSP SA, has worked with Gotham Energy 360, LLC. in Business Development and Global Strategy, was an Executive and Leadership Development Consultant, coaching senior and executive teams in numerous industries within Silicon Valley, nationally and globally. Stef has extensive experience as an Integrative Health Consultant, has been a featured speaker and co-facilitator for conferences, and has worked with a list of industry leaders and start-up businesses. Stef has been a Strategic Advisor for a Health, Wellness and Special Opportunities Fund with Capricorn Investment and worked as an Associate Producer for Oceans 8 Films and ONE OCEAN Media Foundation. Previously, Stef was a marketing and public relations consultant in the Outdoor, Adventure and Extreme Sports Industry. In addition to the CCL Business Climate Leaders Steering Committee, Stef serves on The Climate Reality Project Business Working Group Advisory Committee, the Leadership Committee for The Climate Reality Project New York City Metro Chapter, the Long Island Chapter Leadership Committee, and works with the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles Chapters.
Randy has worked in senior management of media, internet and non-profit companies. He lived in the Philippines and Hong Kong where he lead the business development efforts for The Economist Intelligence Unit (part of The Economist Group) in Asia. In 1996 he joined Yahoo! as their first business development director where he was involved in a variety of distribution, content and international partnerships and extensions. He is a certified Waldorf grades teacher, a ceramic artist, avid surfer and father concerned about stewarding the earth for future generations. Since his days as an economics student at the University of Michigan he has believed that pollution needs to be properly accounted for, a belief that has led to his work with CCL and Business Climate Leaders.
A retired corporate communications manager and former journalist, Joe provides strategic communications counsel to Business Climate Leaders. He retired from The Boeing Company in 2017 after 30 years in external and internal corporate communications in the fields of aerospace, defense, national security, space and telecommunications. He began his career as a journalist at daily newspapers and trade publications in Missouri, Connecticut and New York. He also did a stint as the international advertising manager for The Washington Post. Tedino has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas and a master’s degree in public communication from Fordham University. He is a certified tennis instructor and high school tennis coach.