Appointed August 2004 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Reappointed 2011 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
Term ends December 31, 2022
Sandra Berg is a proven leader with experience serving on private, public policy and nonprofit boards. As President & CEO of the Berg Family of Companies, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of American Coatings Association, and a 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 industry and air quality public policy.
For the last 56 years, Berg Family of Companies has been a member of the Los Angeles community of Boyle Heights with their two cornerstone businesses: Berg Lacquer Company and Pacific Resource Recovery Services, an EPA permitted Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility. Ms. Berg’s innovative leadership focusing on building teams and creating solutions, proactive compliance and active community participation have been key elements which set Berg Family of Companies apart from their national competition. The Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce recognized Ms. Berg with the Outstanding Family Business & community Partner Award in 2018.
In 2004, Ms. Berg was appointed to CARB by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and in 2015 she was elected by the Board to serve as Vice Chair. CARB is California's lead air quality agency, responsible for protecting public health by reducing air pollution. CARB is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in policy, innovative technology, and driving business in California to develop clean air solutions. Combining her business acumen and community involvement, Ms. Berg brings a practical perspective to the Board. In Ms. Berg's capacity as a Board Member, she has chaired several committees overseeing a billion dollars of public incentive funding and facilitated key policy implementation groups, while always emphasizing the need to protect public health and the environment while also keeping business strong.
In addition to her service with CARB and the American Coatings Association, Ms. Berg has a passion for our youth and education. She is a past board member of the Hollenbeck Policy Activity League and was honored with the 2015 Pal of the Year Award. Ms. Berg served 10 years on the Congresswoman Roybal Allard’s Congressional District Student Art Competition committee and chaired the committee for 2 terms. She is a trustee member of Committee for Economic Development in Washington DC, past member of Young Presidents’ Organization and C-200, a leading philanthropic organization of businesswoman.