Clean and Prosperous America
Clean & Prosperous America believes the pace of climate action hinges on expanding commitment from legislators representing non-urban areas. The suburban, small town and rural constituents who will demand commitment to climate action are young voters, 18-29, and specifically young minority voters. Because these climate-aware young minority voters in non-urban areas are under-represented at the polls, CaPA works with trusted, local organizations to reach, register and mobilize these voters in their communities.
The CaPA strategy of finding, then supporting small-but-powerful hyper-local organizations proved successful in the November and January victories in Georgia, and will be essential to building the climate action movement going forward.
CaPA Board of Directors
Bill McClain (he/him)
Bill has led domestic and international marketing for several major brands, including Clarisonic (acquired by L’Oreal) and Sonicare (acquired by Philips). 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.
Ning Mosberger-Tang (she/her)
Ning has a background in computer science and has worked for a number of years in the tech industry, including a few years developing Google’s early advertising platforms. Since 2006, she has focused on conservation and environmental education, climate change mitigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy. She does her work through a private foundation, a social welfare non-profit, and as a private investor in cleantech startups. She also serves on multiple environmental boards including the board of League of Conservation Voters. Ning received her B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Arizona.
Joel Kanter (he/him)
Joel has over four decades of political and business experience, which began in 1978 as a legislative assistant to Congressman Abner Mikva, where Joel focused on federal criminal code reform. Joel has also worked as the Special Assistant to the National Association of Attorneys General, Staff Director of House Rules Committee’s Subcommittee on Legislative Process Chaired by Congressman Long, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Walnut Financial Services. Inc. Currently, Joel sits on several private company boards and the Board of Voices for Progress. Joel is the Board Chair of the Black Student Fund, and the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence. Joel received a B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Political Science with honors from Tulane University.
Bill McClain (he/him) – Research and Marketing Director
Greg Rock (he/him) – Executive Director
Greg has a background in clean energy policies. He served for three years as the public buildings energy efficiency lead for the Washington State Energy Office. He also founded the Green Car Company which imported the first Smart Cars to the U.S. and delivered the first municipal PHEV conversion. Greg campaigned for the nation’s first carbon tax initiative, lobbied the WA State legislature since 2015, and authored the recently funded WA Sustainable Farms and Fields Act which contributed to the development of the $1 Billion USDA Climate Smart Commodities program. Greg received a M.Sc. in sustainable energy engineering from Chalmers University in Sweden, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cal Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo.
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 America, David galvanized funders to invest in community organizations to help unite our country in support of economic growth policies that enhance the health and safety of our citizens and the environment.
Please help us keep his memory and legacy alive by learning more here and matching his generous gift to the organization he founded.