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Kirk Marckwald



Kirk is the Founder of CEA and has been at the helm as a Principal since 1984. His deep experience in energy and environmental regulation provides the foundation for CEA’s work with a variety of private and public sector clients. Kirk has led large-scale regulatory reform and strategic planning projects for major manufacturing and transportation companies as well as for trade associations and nonprofits. He has represented individual clients and trade associations before legislative and regulatory agencies in California and Washington, D.C. In July 1999, Governor Davis appointed Kirk as a public member of the California Board of Forestry, where he served as the Vice-Chair of the Board until 2007. Kirk currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and on the Boards of the Pacific Forest Trust, the Blue Mountain Center and the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.