Ken Alex is a Senior Policy Advisor to California’s Governor Jerry Brown, the Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the Chair of the Strategic Growth Council, focusing on energy, environment, and land use issues. Before joining the Governor’s Office, he was the Senior Assistant Attorney General heading the environment section of the California Attorney General’s Office, and the co-head of the Office’s global warming unit. From 2000 to 2006, he led the California Attorney General’s energy task force, investigating price and supply issues related to California’s energy crisis. Mr. Alex is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. in Political Theory from the University of California at Santa Cruz.