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.”

Advisory Board Members

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J. Peter Barbara
Christopher Gebhardt
Whitney Steininger
Adriana Senior
Suzanne Kretschmer
James Givens
Jeff Neu
Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks
Joseph Roberts
Howard Fishman
Lynn O'Connell
Chris Davis
Doug Ekizian
Ljupco Fidanovski
Joseph K. Lyou
Hava Manasse
Kathy Carter
Susanne Passantino
Christyna Giles Washington
Mike Garcia
Melanie Robinson
Susan Moulton
Richard Montgomery
Jeff Wilson
Inga Werner Middleton
Megan Kapinos
Joel Greene
Mati Waiya
Kelly Meyer
Mark Gold
Steve Fleischli
Michael J. Assum
Kimberly Lewand Martin