Who We Are

Suzi McClellan

Suzi McClellan brings over two decades of Texas regulatory and legislative experience to Good Company Associates, and now serves as its President and principle advocate.

Ms. McClellan was first appointed by former Governor Bush and reappointed by Governor Perry to be Public Counsel of the Office of Public Utility Counsel where she served for over 12 years.  Ms. McClellan directed the agency during the transition to competition of both the electric and telecommunications industries.  As Public Counsel, Ms. McClellan represented residential and small commercial customers in a wide variety of rulemakings and contested cases, including those required to implement retail competition.  As Public Counsel, Ms. McClellan was responsible for all policy positions of the agency as well as the litigation strategy on multi-million dollar cases.

Ms. McClellan has worked extensively with the legislature on a variety of electric and telecommunications issues, including the electric restructuring legislation, where Ms. McClellan worked successfully to pass key provisions for the benefit of residential and small business customers.  Ms. McClellan served on the Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas from 1999-2007.  During this time, ERCOT transitioned into the Independent System Operator that is responsible for operating the electric grid as well as managing the competitive wholesale and retail markets.

As Good Company Associates Director of State Affairs and now as President, Ms.
McClellan has successfully represented companies and coalitions on a range of issues ranging from wind and solar power to natural gas generation planning, from energy efficiency programs to load management and demand response, from transmission line approval and construction to rules to permit energy storage to provide ancillary services, before State leadership, the legislature, the PUC and other agencies, and the ERCOT ISO.

Ms. McClellan, an attorney, received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Texas.

Robert J. King

King founded Good Company Associates in 1991 and served as its President until 2018.  The firm has played an important role in the evolution of utility policy, including electric restructuring, advanced meter infrastructure and smart energy technology, demand response, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy storage, distributed generation, and performance contracting in the subsequent years.  King continues as board chair, owner and senior adviser to the firm.

Robert is presently working to create an international energy and utilities data trading platform, to perform a role analogous to that of the ATM system in retail banking.  Previously King served as a Vice President for Policy of Smart Energy Water, and of Resource Management International, now Navigant Consulting, as well as, regional director of KENETECH Corporation.  King also had a 20-year career in government, serving as the youngest senior manager at the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1979, and as an energy policy adviser to the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Lt. Governor and Governor of Texas.  He created and directed an Office of Natural Resources for the Texas Agriculture Commissioner.  He was also an adviser to the Governor of California, serving simultaneously as the director of the Governor’s SolarCal Council, the Governor’s Local Government Commission on Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy, and the California Public Utility Commission’s Advisory Committee.

King was the founder of a number of organizations including the Texas Solar Energy Society in 1977, the Texas Renewable Energy Industry Association in 1983, the California Wind Energy Association in 1982, and the Agricultural Gas Users Association in 1985. He was Chairman of the CalSEAL (Solar Energy Assurance Labeling) program in 1983. King was a member of the Texas Governor’s Sustainable Energy Development Commission in 1992.  King Conceived and helped establish the Center for Commercialization of Electric Technologies  (CCET), as well as the South Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource (SPEER) until 2017. He was formerly board member and president of the Gulf Coast Power Association and continues to serve on its advisory board.  He was a former board member of the Peak Load Management Association and Mission:data, and is a current board member of the Washington, DC based Advanced Energy Management Alliance.

Greg Ewing

Greg returns to Good Company as an associate with now over twenty years of experience working with technology in new market applications to Good Company.  He’s a seasoned problem solver and versatile leader with a knack for connecting business processes and best practices with the world of technology.

Greg first joined Good Company in 2009 where his support for client initiatives ranged from the areas of Smart Grid, PV Solar integration, to energy efficiency and energy management applications.  In this role he supported the launch of two demand-response clients in ERCOT, secured over 100,000 acres of mineral rights for geothermal power production, and designed the strategic business plan for Texas’ largest photovoltaic solar installer.

More recently, as Executive Partner of Ramp Equity Partners, Greg has helped launch and scale new business ventures.  In this capacity, Greg directly served in many leadership roles with clients, driving decisions on product/market fit, monetization strategies, and market execution.   His primary focus has been within the software sector including two years as Director of Sales and Channel Partners for Calico Energy, a SaaS provider for energy conservation and demand response management at electric utilities.  Greg also worked onsite at ComEd designing and launching one of their first smart grid programs.

Prior to Good Company, Greg worked as an engineer and account manager within wireless and semiconductor industries.  Greg has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Wendy S. Gordon, PhD

Wendy Gordon brings over 25 years of research, project management, and policy analysis experience in environmental science, as well as, energy and water resources, to Good Company Associates.  Her career and current practice span the private, nonprofit and government sectors.  Dr. Gordon is a sought-after consultant whose interdisciplinary training offers novel perspectives on complex and often intractable environmental challenges.

Dr. Gordon has examined the efficacy of water conservation practices, evaluated the threat of sea-level rise to the oil and gas industry of coastal Texas, assessed the status and trends of coastal wetlands loss, developed conservation strategies for endangered species, and provided technical guidance to river management practices.

Dr. Gordon has worked extensively across many levels of government, from employment with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to her current position as Vice Chair of Austin’s Environmental Commission.  At the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Dr. Gordon served in a variety of roles including leading the first-ever, comprehensive and statewide environmental priorities project, authoring the successful nomination package for the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, developing legislatively-mandated programs and regulatory frameworks, and implementing state and federal regulations concerning water quality and quantity. Dr. Gordon worked with utilities, industry, the U.S. Air Force and Army, and local governments on permitting matters.

At Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Dr. Gordon headed the program in charge of collecting data and managing the state’s nongame species. The majority of that work was done in coordination with local, state and federal partners, and working with alongside private landowners.  Dr. Gordon served on myriad local, state, and federal task forces and working groups including the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy team, and received  a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service regional appointment to serve as Chair of the Southern Edwards Aquifer Species Recovery Team, a position she still holds.

The foundation of Dr. Gordon’s interdisciplinary perspective is training in the fields of ecology, hydrology, climate change, and political science.  She holds a doctorate in botany from The University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in natural resource policy from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, and an undergraduate degree in biology from Brown University.  Dr. Gordon has published her ecological, hydrologic, and climate change research in a variety of peer-reviewed journals from Global Change Biology and GIScience & Remote Sensing to Ecological Applications and Eos. She served as an editor for the American Geophysical Union for more than 12 years.

Susan King

Since 2001, Susan has worked for Good Company Associates, as Chief Financial Officer, and took on the additional responsibilities of General Office Manager in 2008. As an integral part of the organization, Susan is involved in all day to day efforts, client accounts, collections, reporting, payroll and human resources.

While at Good Company, Susan was involved in the formation and accounting for three non-profit organizations that have been managed and staffed by Good Company. A group of national manufacturers organized to form Fuel Cells Texas, a 501 (c) (6), for the promotion of this new clean energy industry, which operated from 2001 – 2005. Good Company also provided accounting and staffing for the Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities, a 501 (c) (3), from 2008 – 1010. Susan was instrumental to the organization of SPEER, which is a 501 (c)(3) organized in 2011 and staffed by Good Company.

Before joining Good Company, Susan worked as a staff accountant for Cade & Company, a CPA firm in Dallas and passed the CPA exam in 1989. Susan graduated from University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1986.

 

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