Ken Alston is Investment Manager at the California Clean Energy Fund, which since 2004 has invested in clean energy and transportation sector startups. His work includes the $24 million CalSEED fund (supported by the California Energy Commission) and developing international partnerships. Prior to joining the California Clean Energy Fund, Ken worked at the White House and at the U.S. Department of Energy. At DOE he was Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy. Ken's prior experience includes investment firms Penta Group and Investor’s Circle, technology startup Simbol Materials, and strategy consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton. He is also a board member of Clean Energy Works. He holds an MBA and MS in Environment and Resources from Stanford University, and a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia.