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Carl Guardino serves as the Executive Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Policy for Bloom Energy, a company focused on making clean, reliable energy available to everyone in the world. 

Prior to joining Bloom Energy, Carl served for nearly 24 years as the President and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a public policy trade association that represents more than 350 of Silicon Valley’s most respected employers. 

In February 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Carl to a four-year term on the California Transportation Commission. He was reappointed twice by Governor Jerry Brown, and in 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed him to his fourth consecutive four-year term. Mr. Guardino has championed public policy at the local, state, and federal level for more than three decades—leading a number of successful ballot measures in the areas of transportation and housing. In the earlier stages of his career, he held an executive position in governmental affairs with Hewlett-Packard. 

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