Chairman of the Board

Rose McKinney-James


Rose McKinney-James is the former President and CEO for the Corporation for Solar Technology and Renewable Resources, (CSTRR) and a former Commissioner with the Nevada Public Service Commission, she also served as Nevada’s first Director of the Department of Business and Industry. She is currently the Managing Principal of Energy Works LLC and McKinney-James & Associates. Her firms provide business-consulting services and advocacy in the areas of public affairs, energy policy, and economic and sustainable development. A registered lobbyist with the Nevada Legislature, Rose currently represents a range of public and private entities with interests in regulatory and energy policy.

She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance to Save Energy, the Energy Foundation and the Board Chair for American Association for Blacks in Energy (AABE). In addition, she volunteers on the Board of Three Square, and NACD Southern California and is also a member of the International Women’s Forum. Continuing her work in advancing clean energy policy she was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Sustainability Advisory Committee for Pacific Gas and Electric. In 2013 Rose was selected to serve as an Inaugural Ambassador for the U.S. DOE C3E initiative supporting increased participation by women in the clean energy sector. Rose is Chair of Nevada Partners, a nationally recognized workforce development agency and the immediate past Chair of The Clean Energy Project.

Ms. McKinney-James serves on the Board of Directors for MGM Resorts International, MGM Grand Detroit, and Toyota Financial Services Bank. She also serves as a Board member of the Las Vegas Economic Club.

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Ms. McKinney-James is a graduate of the Antioch School of Law in Washington D.C., and received her BA from Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan.

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