John Geesman has been a prime mover in California’s energy debate since the 1970s. He first served in the government as Executive Director of the California Energy Commission from 1979 to 1983. A former chair of the California Power Exchange and board member of the California ISO, he also served as the chair of the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board. John was the attorney member of the California Energy Commission from 2002 to 2008, after a private sector career of nearly 20 years in the bond markets. From 2006 to 2011 he served as Co-Chair of the American Council on Renewable Energy and was a frequent speaker at national and international policy conferences. He joined his wife of 27 years, Kathy Dickson, to form Dickson Geesman in 2012 and return to active engagement in California’s energy debate.
He is the author of two energy-related e-books, 21 Machetes and Green Energy War, and former executive producer of the blip-tv animated series, Scurvy News Network. He is a graduate of Yale College and the UC Berkeley School of Law.