As the Chief Executive Officer, Geof Syphers is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership of Sonoma Clean Power. With nearly two decades of experience developing and managing renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, he has been a consultant to utilities, public agencies and private companies. A licensed mechanical engineer and a pioneer in the green building field, Syphers managed utility energy efficiency programs and consulted on over $1 billion in completed California developments. Syphers was formerly Chief Sustainability Officer for Codding Enterprises and the founding Director of Sustainable Buildings and Communities at KEMA Energy & Sustainability (now DNV-GL).
Syphers graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in applied physics, and received a master’s degree in energy engineering from the University of Massachusetts. His projects have earned top awards, including the Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, LEED Platinum, and the first One Planet Communities certification in the United States.