Former Democratic Governor Jennifer M. Granholm served two terms as Governor of Michigan, leading a state with a $40 billion annual budget and over 55,000 employees. As governor, Granholm pioneered clean energy innovation, economic development, and led the state through the national crisis in the turn-around of the American automotive and manufacturing sectors. Prior to being elected Governor, she was Attorney General for the State of Michigan. Granholm is currently a Managing Partner of RIDGE-LANE LP, where she leads the firm’s Sustainability practice. She also teaches policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Information Technology Research in the Interests of Society (CITRIS). Granholm is a senior political commentator on CNN.