Our Team

Rinaldo BrutocoRinaldo S. Brutoco

Founder & President

Our team is led by Founder and President Rinaldo S. Brutoco, a renowned entrepreneur, author, and futurist who, after a successful career in the private sector, now dedicates his time and energy to the Academy.  Read Full Bio


Matt Renner, Executive DirectorMatt Renner

Executive Director

Matt Renner, Executive Director of the Academy, comes from the world of online digital media, journalism and organizing. He is passionate about the work of the Academy and the shift in business toward stewardship for the planet. Read Full Bio


Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D.Jerry Brown

Director – Safe Energy Project

Jerry B. Brown, PhD is the Director of the Academy’s Safe Energy Project. His record of public service ranges from coordinator of the Grape Boycott under Cesar Chavez in the 1960s to his work as a powerful voice for safe, clean energy today. Read Full Bio


Judi WeisbartJudi Weisbart of World Business Academy

Vice President – Community Relations

Judi Weisbart brings an unmatched depth of knowledge and experience to the Academy in the organization’s effort to organize California’s Central Coast communities for action and strengthen the Academy’s local support base. Read Full Bio


Bob Perry

Project Manager & Director of Energy Research

Project Manager Bob Perry supports our executive team with management of ongoing projects, research, and writing. Read Full Bio


bob-bethBob Beth

Special Advisor – Clean Energy Moonshot

Bob Beth brings over four decades of disruptive innovation in advanced computing in Silicon Valley to the Academy as Special Advisor and Emissary to Asia Pacific. Read Full Bio


Ray Afshordi

Chief Financial Officer

CFO Ray Afshordi is a long-time associate and ally of the Academy. He oversees compliance and accounting.


Alex Shu

Office Assistant


Tiffany McDermott

Bookkeeper