Executive Director
Senior Fellow
Senior Fellow



Board of Directors

Mike Casey

Kate Gordon
The Center for the Next Generation

Michael Schwartz
New Wave Energy Capital Partners






Jeffrey King, Executive Director

Jeffrey has spent his career building innovative organizations in cutting-edge industries, including the clean-tech and internet-technology sectors. Prior to joining CEDC, he co-founded and served as Deputy Director of the Clean Economy Network (CEN), a national advocacy organization for business leaders focused on catalyzing clean development.

Until 2009, Jeffrey was a Director at Pacific Crest Securities, the preeminent investment bank covering the technology markets. During his tenure at Pacific Crest, Jeffrey worked with Oregon State Representative Jules Bailey to develop a state-wide program to finance and scale retrofit and renewable energy projects in Oregon. That successful state law served as the model for federal bipartisan retrofit-financing legislation introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and co-sponsored by Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN). Jeffrey is also a founder and advisor for Clean Energy Works Oregon, which received $20 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Program to help accelerate private-sector investment in Oregon’s energy efficiency industry.

Jeffrey has extensive experience working with state and local officials, having served as the sustainable business advisor to both Oregon Treasurer Ben Westlund and Portland Mayor Sam Adams. He is a founding advisor of the D.C. Project, a member of the national HOME STAR and Green Bank Coalitions and has served on the board of the Portland Sustainability Institute.


Cylvia Hayes, Senior Fellow

Cylvia is the founder and CEO of 3EStrategies, a clean economy consulting firm and a Fellow of the Clean Economy Development Center. She is also a Fellow of the Center for State Innovation. Cylvia is the current First Lady of Oregon.

Cylvia has 22 years of professional experience in sustainable energy, economic development, workforce development, green building, waste prevention and sustainable forestry and agriculture. She served as member and co-chair of the Oregon Renewable Energy Working Group which developed the state Renewable Energy Standard, Renewable Fuels Standard and other clean energy policies. She has considerable training and expertise in collaborative leadership skills and is a fellow of the American Leadership Forum.

Cylvia is a frequent speaker and author of numerous books on the clean economy including, Green Jobs Growth Plan: An Eight Year Map to a Green Economy in Oregon and An Analysis of Clean Energy Workforce Needs and Programs in Oregon, which has been named a national best practice by the U.S. EPA. In 2005, Cylvia was honored as a Top 50 Leader in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine.


Jules Bailey, Senior Fellow

Jules Bailey runs Pareto Global, an economic consulting and clean energy financing practice. Prior to founding Pareto Global, Jules was an economist and sustainable development specialist at ECONorthwest. He works at the intersection of economics, public policy, the environment, and urban development and brings a specialization in financing.

As a Clean Economy Development Center Senior Fellow, Jules has helped craft clean energy projects in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Massachusetts. Jules was elected a member of the Pivotal Leaders business network in 2010 and 2011, and is a founding board chair of Clean Energy Works Oregon. He serves on Hanford Clean-up Board as well as the boards of the Portland Sustainability Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council Green Schools Initiative, the DC Project, the Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now, and the National Advisory Board for the Journal of Environmental Law.

Jules has written numerous articles, including a guide to clean energy financing, and has completed projects and conducted research across the United States and in eight countries. Jules is also a state legislator in Oregon.