Jason is President and CEO of Cleantech San Diego, a business organization that positions the greater San Diego region as a global leader in the cleantech economy. Cleantech San Diego’s members include more than 120 businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits committed to advancing sustainable solutions for the benefit of the economy, the environment, and all members of the community. Before joining Cleantech San Diego in 2010, Jason was Vice President of Business Development for the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC). Prior to joining EDC, Jason lived in Austin, Texas, where he worked in the State Capitol as Legislative Director for Texas State Senator Frank Madla. Jason holds a degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas in Austin and is a 2008 graduate of LEAD San Diego. Jason serves on the boards of the San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition, CONNECT w/ SD Venture Group, the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, and Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization.