Director, Business Development, Government Relations, and Public Affairs
Joe is a respected business, government and political leader in Santa Barbara County and has been active on these fronts since 1994.
He has been recognized for his leadership and community involvement by several
In addition to his professional roles, Joe is a former member of the Carpinteria City Council,
Barbara County Broadband Task Force, an ad-hoc citizen group established to provide telecommunications, and municipal broadband policy recommendations to the County Board of Supervisors.
Joe is fully engaged in local public policy advocacy and has testified before the County Board of Supervisors, the State Lands Commission, the California Coastal Commission, and the Federal Department of Interior’s Minerals Management Service (MMS).
Joe is also a popular speaker on the local speakers circuit where he delivers talks to local organizations throughout the Central Coast, and Southern California on a variety of topics including the state budget, domestic oil and gas development, emerging trends in high technology, as well as fiscal issues, and land use policy.
Joe’s public policies, and government reform proposals have been adopted by various local government agencies including the establishment of a citizen oversight committees for local sales tax measures, a blue-ribbon task force on the county budget, and most recently a special task force on the county’s employee retirement system.
Joe also serves on various boards and committees. He is the current Chairman of Zona Seca, a past director of the Coalition of Labor, Agriculture and Business (COLAB), and the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Joe also recently served on the Santa Barbara County Education Office’s special fund-raising team for “Computers for Families”.
Joe’s commentaries on energy, economics, fiscal policy, health care, and government regulation appear regularly on a variety of internet sites including Fox and Hounds, and Noozhawk.
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