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Alliance to Save Energy Board Elects Lynda Ziegler, Sr. VP of Southern California Edison, as Director

Release Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Washington, D.C., – Lynda Ziegler, a senior vice president at Southern California Edison (SCE), has been elected to the Alliance to Save Energy’s Board of Directors. She will hold the seat currently filled by SCE President John Fielder, who is retiring from the investor-owned utility and the Alliance Board at the end of 2010.

Ziegler oversees SCE’s industry-leading demand-side management programs and implementation of advanced metering. Ziegler began her career with SCE in 1981 as a conservation-planning consultant, going on to serve as manager of energy efficiency. Under her leadership, SCE has been an award-winning energy efficiency leader, recognized nine times by the federal government’s ENERGY STAR program. Over the past five years, the utility has saved enough energy to power 965,000 homes. 

“Lynda Ziegler’s career exemplifies a deep commitment to energy efficiency, backed up by a stellar record of accomplishments,” declared Alliance President Kateri Callahan. “While we will sorely miss her predecessor, retiring SCE President John Fielder, we are confident that Ziegler’s history of leadership on energy efficiency will make her a valuable Alliance director.”

“It is an honor to be selected to serve on the board of the Alliance to Save Energy,” Ziegler said. “There is tremendous opportunity in this country to become more energy efficient, and the Alliance is on the leading edge to help realize the opportunity."

“I believe that we can change the energy culture of this country through consistent public policy, recognition of the need for investment in energy efficiency and what I call the ‘continuity of ethic,’ which is engaging our energy users in a new culture of efficiency,” she said.

“The Nominating Committee is excited to welcome Linda to the Board. Her broad background in interfacing with consumers on energy efficiency and demand response is exactly the expertise that we need at this time in the development of national energy policy,” said Dave Szczupak, executive vice president, Whirlpool Corporation, and co-chair of the Alliance’s Nominating Committee.

“Lynda Ziegler has been a leader in increasing the energy efficiency of the electric utility sector,” said Edison Electric Institute President and fellow Nominating Committee co-chair Thomas R. Kuhn. “I welcome her as an industry colleague to the Alliance Board, and I look forward to working with her as we continue to advance our nation’s energy efficiency.”


The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, the economy, and national security.

Board of Directors and Officers 2010

Honorary Chair


Senator Jeanne Shaheen

Peter Darbee
Chairman, President and CEO
PG&E Corporation

First Vice Chair


Robert J. Dixon
Senior Vice President                                     
Energy and Environmental Solutions
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc.

Frank Murray,
President and CEO
New York State Research and Development Authority



Robert Pratt
Chairman and CEO
EnergyClimate Solutions

Kateri Callahan
Alliance to Save Energy

Honorary Vice-Chairs

Senator Jeff Bingaman

Senator Susan M. Collins

Senator Byron Dorgan

Senator Dick Lugar

Senator Lisa Murkowski

Senator Mark Pryor

Senator Mark Udall

Senator Mark Warner

Representative Ralph Hall

Representative Steve J. Israel

Representative Edward J. Markey

Representative Paul Tonko

Representative Zach Wamp


Frances Beinecke
Natural Resources Defense Council

Stephen Brobeck
Executive Director
Consumer Federation of America

Jorge Carrasco
Seattle City Light

Thomas K. Dreessen
President and CEO
EPS Capital

Roger Duncan
General Manager
Austin Energy

Anthony Eggert
California Energy Commission


Robert Foster
City of Long Beach


John R. Fielder (retiring January 1, 2011)
Southern California Edison

John C. Fox
Managing Director
Perseus, LLC

Thomas Grumbly
Vice President for Energy and Security Services
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Geoffrey Hunt
Senior Vice President
Communications and Human Resources

Tom King
President and CEO
National Grid

Thomas R. Kuhn
Edison Electric Institute

Michael Lawrence
Vice President General Manager
Johns Manville

Julia Levin
Special Assistant Attorney General
California Attorney General’s Office

Doug May
Vice President of Energy, Climate Change and Alternative Feedstocks
The Dow Chemical Company

Terry McCallister
Chairman and CEO
Washington Gas


William A. Nitze
Oceana Energy Company

Earle H. O’Donnell
White and Case


Kevin S. Ries
Vice President and General Manager
Building and Commercial Services Divison

James Rogers
President and CEO
Duke Energy

John W. Rowe
Chairman & CEO
Exelon Corporation

Robert Shaddock
Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Tyco Electronics Ltd.

Lynda Ziegler (as of January 1, 2011)
Senior Vice President
Southern California Edison


Founding Chair

Chair Emeritus

Charles H. Percy

Dean T. Langford