Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Policy
Carl Guardino is executive vice president of government affairs and policy. Prior to joining Bloom Energy, Carl was the longtime president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), a prominent public policy trade association that represents more than 350 of Silicon Valley’s most respected companies. He has championed public policy at the local, state and federal level for more than three decades. In February 2007, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Carl to a four-year term on the California Transportation Commission. He was reappointed twice by Gov. Jerry Brown, and in 2019, Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed him to his fourth consecutive four-year term. Known throughout the region as a consensus builder, Carl has championed a number of successful ballot measures, especially 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 and he spent six years on the staff of Assemblyman Rusty Areias (D-California), the last three as his chief assistant. Carl was born and raised in San Jose and received his bachelor's degree in political science from San Jose State University, where he is a distinguished alumnus.