WHO WE ARE
From his youth in Australia to career experiences in Europe, Africa, China and across the United States, Terry has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, where Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative. In 2010 Terry cofounded the R20 Regions of Climate Action, a new public-private partnership, bringing together sub national governments; businesses; financial markets; NGOs; and academia to implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects that can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy. He also provides advice through 7th Generation Advisors to Pegasus Capital Advisors, the Green Climate Fund and numerous global businesses on sustainability and “green” investing, as well as assisting governments and philanthropists with climate solutions, including Fiji, India, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. An accomplished author, Terry’s books include “Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2011, Terry was one of six finalists for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”
Charmian is a hands-on Chief Financial Officer with more than 20 years of expertise in the non-profit sector. She is a lifelong San Pedro resident, mom of two young adults and two dogs, and is passionate about the ocean and environmental causes.
She began her finance career in public accounting and transitioned to the world of corporate finance where she successfully managed the accounting departments of $5 to $500 million companies across various industries. Charmian has served as Chief Financial Officer for many prominent Los Angeles area non-profits, becoming known for creating solutions to process inefficiencies, upgrading systems, building strong teams and streamlining accounting functions.
Charmian is a graduate of the Chadwick School and Marymount College in Palos Verdes. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University as well as being a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Charmian has served as a member of the Amazon Business Customer Advisory Board for the nonprofit sector and as a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America CFO Roundtable. Currently, she is on the board of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance where she also serves on the audit committee.
Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe
Jenny Cornuelle Krusoe is Executive Vice President and COO of AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Harvard University and completed a fellowship in nonprofit management at the Stanford University School of Business. A California native and resident, Jenny has a national reputation as a nonprofit executive with expertise in public private partnerships and financially sustainable strategic planning. Skilled at stabilizing and restoring financial viability to a wide array of nongovernmental organizations, she has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to support the ocean, and for the past 10 years, has focused her work on developing a global network to support the future ocean-based economy, mariculture and blue technology. Jenny is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and has served on numerous advisory groups, including the University of Southern California Sea Grant, the Blue Action Lab, the Alliance for SoCal Innovation, and the Pacific Aquaculture Center of Excellence. She is this year’s recipient of Los Angeles’ City of STEM Icon Award for her work in developing pathways to well-paying careers in the blue economy and previously received the Spirit of Los Angeles Award, one of the city’s highest mayoral honors.