SJVCEO appoints new Associate ED


San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization Appoints New Associate Executive Director
Improving the Quality of Life by Increasing Clean Energy Resources

 Fresno, CA - SJVCEO ( named Samantha Dodero the Associate Executive Director of the Organization.  In four years with the Organization Samantha has shown leadership and innovation in energy efficiency program delivery and a commitment to reaching the regions most disadvantaged utility customers through targeted community campaigns.  Samantha graduated from California State University, Fresno with a degree in business marketing and came to the SJVCEO with experience in non-profit client management and events. In 2016 Samantha oversaw the expansion of the SJVCEO into the High Desert Region of California, allowing the Organization to increase services to rural utility customers. 

Samantha takes the position as Associate Executive Director to continue to deliver resilient energy solutions to public-sector partners throughout California. Samantha comments “I am thrilled at the opportunity to develop and challenge myself within California’s changing energy industry, and excited to grow with a respected organization that values equitable top-quality service above all else.”

Courtney Kalashian, Executive Director of the SJVCEO said “Sam is joy to work alongside.  She is authentic and trustworthy and a operates at a level beyond organized.  The SJVCEO is a better agency because of her influence.  Her leadership is integral to ensuring our rural communities thrive!”

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO) is a non-profit located in Fresno tasked and dedicated to leading the eight-county region that makes up the San Joaquin Valley and the High Desert Region. Our vision is to help improve the quality of life by significantly increasing the use and reliance on clean energy (energy efficiency and renewable energy sources). We are the Implementing Partner for the three-utility (SCE, SCG, and PG&E) Valley Innovative Energy Watch Partnership in Kings and Tulare Counties as well as the High Desert Regional Energy Leader Partnership in the high desert.