ARB Board Member Biographies
This page last reviewed March 26, 2014
Apppointed August 2004 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sandra Berg is a proven leader and experienced board member of private, public policy and non-profit boards. As President & CEO of Berg Family of Companies, Vice Chairman of the Board of American Coating Association and a Board member of the California Air Resource Board, Ms. Berg's leadership has successfully combined two worlds that are often seen as oil and water - the chemical business and air quality public policy. Berg Family of Companies has two cornerstone businesses: Ellis Paint Company, a specialty paint manufacturer celebrating 126 years in business, and Pacific Resource Recovery Services, an EPA permitted TSDF facility recycling paint related waste streams. Ms. Berg's innovative leadership, proactive compliance and community outreach have been key elements which set both Ellis Paint Company and PRRS apart from their national and international competition.
In 2004, Ms. Berg was appointed to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) by Governor Schwarzenegger. CARB is the lead policy agency responsible for the air quality in the State. They are recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in policy, innovative technology and driving green business to California for clean air solutions. Combining her leadership in business and community efforts, Ms. Berg brings a practical yet dedicated perspective to her Board service. In Ms. Berg's capacity as a Board member, she has chaired several committees and an advisory committee overseeing a billion dollars of public incentive funding dollars, and has facilitated key policy implementation groups as well as influencing policy to protect health and environment while keeping business strong.
Besides the California Air Resource Board, Ms. Berg serves on the Board of Directors of the American Coatings Association in Washington D.C. and is the incoming Chairman of the Board. She has a passion for our youth and education and is a past board member of Hollenbeck Policy Activity League and has served eight years on the 34th Congressional District Student Art Competition board. She is a member of the World Presidents' Organization City of Angels Chapter and C-200, a leading business women and philanthropic organization.