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Deana Carrillo

Executive Director at California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA)
Deana Carrillo

Deana Carrillo is the Executive Director of the California Alternative Energy & Advanced TransportationFinancing Authority (CAEATFA) – housed in the State Treasurer’s Office – which provides financial assistance for projects that develop and commercialize advanced transportation and alternative energy technologies, conserve energy, reduce air pollution, and promote economic development, job creation and advanced manufacturing. Today, CAEATFA oversees over $500 MM of financial assistance annually, leveraging private capital; and its incentives range from tax benefits for certain types of green manufacturers, to a reserve to support the expansion of residential PACE, to the current development of the first open-market on-bill-repayment program for energy efficiency retrofits, developed in collaboration with the CA Public Utilities Commission.  

Deana has over 18 years’ experience working on California policy and fiscal issues, and over ten years working under the CA State Treasurer’s Office at the nexus of economic and public policy.  She was initially appointed as Executive Director of CAEATFA by then-Treasurer Bill Lockyer, and recently re-appointed by Treasurer John Chiang. Prior to joining CAEATFA, Deana oversaw a brownfield cleanup financing program and a sustainable communities grant and loan program for the State; and spent several years working on California policy issues as Director of Outreach and Special Initiatives for State Treasurer Phil Angelides. Ms. Carrillo also served as a policy analyst for the California Budget Project, focusing on the California budget and workforce development issues. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Policy at UCLA, where she concentrated on regional economic development and urban poverty issues, and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at UC Santa Cruz.