John Geesman

Emeritus Board Member

Partner, Dickson Geesman, LLP

John Geesman

John Geesman has been a soldier in California’s energy revolution since the 1970s and served in leadership positions at the California Energy Commission, the California Power Exchange, and The Utility Reform Network.  An attorney, he spent two decades in the bond markets as an investment banker and is winding up six years of regulatory litigation over the shutdowns of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant.

From 2006 to 2011 John served as Co-Chair of ACORE and was a frequent speaker at national and international policy conferences.

John was the attorney member of the California Energy Commission from 2002 to 2008, after a private sector career of nearly 20 years in the bond markets. His first service in government was as Executive Director of the California Energy Commission from 1979 to 1983. A former chair of the California Power Exchange and board member of the California ISO, he also served as the chair of the California Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board.

He is the author of two energy-related e-books, 21 Machetes and Green Energy War, and former executive producer of the blip-tv animated series, Scurvy News Network. He is a graduate of Yale College and the UC Berkeley School of Law.