April 12 – John Paul McNeill Joins San Diego Coastkeeper’s Board of Directors

New director has extensive experience in green finance sector

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SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2010- San Diego Coastkeeper, San Diego’s largest professional environmental organization working to protect coastal waters, announces its newest Board of Directors member, John Paul (JP) McNeill. Mr. McNeill co-founded PowerHouse Service in 2008 after the passage of legislation in the state of California that enabled the creation of a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Finance market. 

“We are very pleased that Mr. McNeill has graciously volunteered his time to work with Coastkeeper in its efforts to protect the coastal waters,” said David Field, president of Coastkeeper’s Board of Directors and president/CEO of OneRoof Energy. “He is very knowledgeable in the green financial sector and will be an asset to the organization and its growing mission.”

Mr. McNeill’s unique work experience working with public agencies, nonprofits, consumers and the private sector have enabled him to develop comprehensive PACE solutions for State and local governments and position PowerHouse Service as a leading provider of PACE loan programs. 

Prior to co-founding PowerHouse Service, Mr. McNeill spearheaded business development for SunEdison, North America’s largest solar energy service provider. He has additionally held a number of senior level positions as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Sales.  For eight years, Mr. McNeill was CFO and Vice President of Sales at Kintera, Inc., a software provider to public agencies and nonprofits.


Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them.  We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.