Joseph K. Lyou
President and CEO, Coalition for Clean Air
Dr. Joseph K. Lyou serves as President and CEO of the Coalition for Clean Air, a state-wide organization dedicated to restoring clean and healthful air to all of California. Coalition for Clean Air advocates for effective public policy and practical business solutions that reduce air pollution, protect public health, and prevent climate change.
Dr. Lyou also serves as the Governor’s Appointee to the South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board, the public agency responsbile for improving air quality for more than 16 million people living in Southern California.
Dr. Lyou founded the California Environmental Rights Alliance in 2003 and served as Executive Director through August 2010. He previously held management positions with the California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund and the Committee to Bridge the Gap. He received his Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz in 1990.
Joe feels passionate about Grades of Green because, “it’s all about the kids. Grades of Green empowers and educates our young leaders who will make this a better world for future generations.”