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Join us for an insightful fireside chat hosted by Women's Energy Network, California (WEN CA), featuring two trailblazing women in the energy industry: Jodie Muller, Sr. VP, Government Affairs & COO for Western States Petroleum Association, and Lynn McGuire, P.E., Senior Principal Consultant at Geosyntec. Together they will delve into the crucial topic of "California's Race to Net Zero - Impact on the Energy Industry and California Residents." and discuss:

  • The role of California in leading the way to a net-zero future.
  • Key legislations introduced to achieve the Net Zero goal.
  • Implications of the energy transition on industry.
  • Equitable energy evolution and its impact on costs, health, and jobs for CA residents.
  • Unique role of women in empowering the evolution and driving innovation.

California is the first state to announce a plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 and has introduced concrete targets and several legislations to achieve this target. Join us for a candid conversation that explores the intersection of policy, technology, and equity in the pursuit of a sustainable and inclusive energy future.


  • Jodie (Sr. VP, Government Affairs & Chief Operating Officer at Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA))


    Sr. VP, Government Affairs & Chief Operating Officer at Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)


    Jodie Muller is Sr. VP, Government Affairs & Chief Operating Officer for WSPA where she is responsible for state and regional government relations in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Nevada. Jodie works with the President & CEO in implementing the strategic vision of the Association and assists the President & CEO in representing the Association in key political, regulatory and media venues. Jodie is also serving in the role of the Executive Director of the Shared Energy Future Foundation.

    Prior to joining WSPA, Jodie was employed as a Legislative Analyst to the Long Beach City Council for five years, worked for several trade associations in Washington DC and served in the White House Communications Office under President George HW Bush.

    Jodie earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential and received her Master of Public Administration degree and her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. She currently serves on the Association Leadership Academy Advisory Council for the California Society of Association Executives and is the Chair of the Southern California Council of the California Society of Association Executives.

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  • Lynn McGuire (Senior Principal at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.)

    Lynn McGuire

    Senior Principal at Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.


    Lynn McGuire, P.E.(CA), is a Senior Principal consultant and lead for Energy Transition, Air Quality and Carbon Management solutions at Geosyntec Consultants, based out of Oakland, California. She has over 35 years of experience as a subject matter expert in process and environmental engineering consulting applied to air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) management and carbon reduction for businesses, supporting corporate programs, capital projects, reporting and sustainability practices. She consults with clients primarily in industrial, manufacturing and energy sector, including energy consumers, producers, and fuels manufacturing, distribution and use. This includes assessing emissions and carbon intensity of conventional energy, renewable energy, conventional fuels, renewable fuels, chemical and product manufacturing, as well as seeking approvals from regulatory agencies and voluntary programs for project approvals, credits and maintaining license to operate.

    Ms. McGuire has also taught courses in air pollution control systems and strategies and guest lectures on renewable energy for the University of California Berkeley and Davis Extension programs, authored nationally distributed publications, and presented papers on renewable energy, carbon accounting and management, reporting and regulatory compliance at national conferences. Ms. McGuire is a certified Lead Verifier under the California Air Resources Board (CARB) GHG Emissions Data Mandatory Reporting Rule. She holds a B.S. degree from UC Davis, and M.S. degree from University of Texas, Austin, both in Chemical Engineering.

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