Clean & Prosperous Washington

About Us

Clean & Prosperous Washington is a team of business leaders working with labor, tribes, environmental organizations, and social justice advocates to enact smart climate policies in Washington state. Together we are  driving down greenhouse gas emissions while working to improve health and job outcomes, propel a stronger, more globally-competitive economy, and serve as a beacon of best-in-the-nation climate action for other states to emulate. 

The CaPWA coalition proved effective in helping the cap-and-invest Climate Commitment Act (CCA) win passage in Olympia, and is now actively helping to implement the CCA as the cornerstone of an entire suite of environmental laws including the Clean Fuel Standard and the HEAL Act – Healthy Environment for All. CaPWA brings an action-oriented, data-driven, strategic business approach to moving public- and private-sector climate work forward with urgency.

Michael Mann – Executive Director

Michael serves as the Executive Director for Clean & Prosperous Washington.  His firm, Cyan Strategies, specializes in government affairs and business development for companies reducing carbon emissions through their business activities.  Michael previously served as the Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment and as the District Director for then Congressman Jay Inslee, the current Governor of Washington.

Sarah Severn – Outreach

Sarah is principal of Sarah Severn Consulting. Sarah spent over two decades in senior sustainability roles at Nike where she led the adoption of sustainability into Nike’s operations, product design process and manufacturing supply chain. She initiated Nike’s climate change work in the mid 90’s and catalyzed the formation of BICEP, (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) in 2008. Since retiring from Nike in 2014, Sarah has focused on the intersection of business advocacy and climate policy.

Isaac Kastama – Lobbying

Isaac is the Managing Partner of Water Street Public Affairs LLC, a public affairs firm representing diverse clients in energy, and business. Isaac has built effective coalitions of regulated industries and environmental interests and has over ten years of experience representing clients in Washington.  He had deep involvement in the legislative process to enact the 100% Clean Electricity Standard, Clean Fuel Standard, and Climate Commitment Act. Isaac holds a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis from Pomona College and is a graduate of the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business Executive Leadership Development Program.

Dominic Canterbury – Operations

Dominic is a principal at Turbine Agency, a Customer Experience Design firm based in Seattle. As a communications strategist with over 15 years of experience, he has built successful programs for national and international companies, non-profits, election campaigns, and startups.

Lee Keller – Strategic Communications

Lee is the Founder and CEO of the Keller Group, a crisis management and Strategic Communications Firm.   Lee has 30+ years of experience as a leader in strategic communications, public relations and crisis management in the corporate, government and nonprofit worlds. She served as a close advisor to Paul Allen and the Seahawks where she managed external affairs thru Allen’s purchase of the team and construction of Seattle’s new football stadium. She served on Capitol Hill as press secretary to two United States Senators and directed communications for both the National Wildlife Federation in D.C. as well as Weyerhaeuser. Through her own firm, The Keller Group, Lee now advises CEOs, leading businesses and organizations in a number of areas including media relations, community outreach, public affairs and crisis communications.  Her alma mater is the University of Washington where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science and is a regular guest lecturer.

Bill McClain – Marketing Communications

Bill has led domestic and international marketing for several major brands, including Clarisonic and Sonicare. He played a key role in the successful launch of over 30 new products, including market-leaders from LifeScan (Johnson & Johnson), Braun, and Oral-B. Bill currently teaches Global Business Strategy and Marketing at the University of Washington. He earned his B.S. at West Virginia Wesleyan College and his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kevin Tempest – Research

Kevin is the team’s Research and Development Scientist, leading decarbonization and climate policy analysis including the Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State report. Kevin spent two years as a staff scientist in climate and energy topics at Stockholm Environment Institute-U.S, publishing on carbon infrastructure lock-in, natural gas as a bridge fuel, fossil fuel supply-side (extraction) strategies, and global urban greenhouse gas emissions modelling.  He holds a M.Sc in Oceanography from the University of Washington.

David Giuliani – Founder: In Memoriam 

The late David Giuliani was best known as the co-inventor of the Sonicare toothbrush and the Clarisonic skin care system, and as co-founder and CEO of both companies. David was a featured speaker at the White House Conference on Corporate Responsibility, was honored as the “United States Small Business Person of the Year” by President Clinton, and was selected as the “National Entrepreneur of the Year for Manufacturing” by Ernst & Young.

But his recent achievements may have been his most lasting and impactful. Over the last 10 years, David turned his attention to solving the problem of climate change. He worked hard to bring together expertise from all perspectives, regardless of political orientation, to identify, quantify, and address key issues. As an entrepreneur he always looked for “win-win” solutions to address climate change and improve economic and societal health. 

Through Clean & Prosperous Washington, David helped pass Washington state’s historic Climate Commitment Act. That legislation is widely recognized as the “gold standard” of state climate policy. 

Please help us keep his memory and legacy alive by learning more here and matching his generous gift to the organization he founded. 

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