Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy
California Environmental Protection Agency
Ashley Conrad-Saydah, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Deputy Secretary for Climate Policy, was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in April 2012. She works with multiple agencies and stakeholders to achieve the State’s ambitious climate goals and implement climate mitigation strategies throughout the State’s communities, ecosystems and industries. Prior to joining CalEPA, Ms. Conrad-Saydah served as California’s Renewable Energy Program Manager for the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, beginning her tenure as a Presidential Management Fellow. Ms. Conrad-Saydah earned her master’s degree from the Donald Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara, where she was a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow, and undergraduate degree from Princeton University.