Tina Neuhausel, MPA

Tina has spent the last nine years of her professional life helping to advance sustainable technologies and encouraging a more sustainable society. She served for over three years as the Outreach Director for Sustainable San Mateo County. Previous to that, she was Owner of Next Generation Energy Network consulting with governments and businesses on renewable energy projects and policies, and sustainable building and business practices. Tina served as Policy Aide to, then, Santa Clara County Supervisor Jim Beall (current State Assembly Member) focusing energy, work-force development, transportation, and land-use issues. She created Santa Clara County Fuel Cell Advancement Initiative. Tina has eight years executive management experience in the hotel industry. She now heads the Board of Sustainable Contra Costa and is spearheading SCOCO’s efforts to become an effective leader in the county’s sustainability movement.

  • Master of Public Administration – San Francisco State University
  • B.A. in Sociology – Sonoma State University

Tina’s projects have includes:

  • Bloom Energy (Ion America), Moffett Field—Formulated government-sector marketing strategy; initiated fuel cell energy system project at Santa Clara County Communications Department; coordinated partnerships with industry, government and non-profit organizations
  • Intellergy Corporation, Berkeley—Partnership development/government liaison
  • California Air Resources Board, Sacramento—Co-authored and Team Lead for California’s Hydrogen Highway’s Marketing, Communications and Education Plan
  • Santa Clara County—Coordinated public education/outreach workshops and built partnerships for sustainability issues; drafted renewable energy legislation and authored grant proposals
  • Embassy Suites Hotel, So. San Francisco & Burlingame—Managed solar power system project; advised on energy efficiency and sustainable business practices
  • San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association—Produced and facilitated Citizen Planning Institute on the City’s electricity resource issues. Speakers included Amory Lovins of Rocky Mountain Institute and experts from California Energy Commission and NRDC
  • California Fuel Cell Partnership, Sacramento—Generated civic and community leader attendance for public workshops