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Holly Smithson

President

CleanTECH San Diego

8950 Villa La Jolla Dr. A-1
La JollaCA92037

When Holly Smithson decided to move to San Diego in 2007 and was looking for a job, she called up Congressman Ken Calvert, who represents the Inland Empire and southern Orange County, and asked for leads.

Spending a decade of her career in public policy in Washington, D.C., and becoming a political appointee gave her that kind of contact — as well as an ennui with the stagnant nature of bureaucracy.

Along with her contacts, her thirst for action and results led her to CleanTECH San Diego, the industry association that was just being put together back then by Mayor Jerry Sanders and Jim Waring, its founder chairman.

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