March 17, 2015 – Monthly Luncheon Meeting: 

Air Quality and Climate Change Challenges
in California and the Bay Area

Guest Speaker:
Chief Executive Officer
Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Mr. Broadbent will review the progress and challenges in reducing air pollution levels in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as key strategies under development including investing in electric vehicle infrastructure and possible changes affecting local fossil-based generators. In addition, Mr. Broadbent will discuss efforts by BAAQMD to address climate change including local and state initiatives.

About Our Speaker:
JACK BROADBENT serves as the Chief Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.  Under Mr. Broadbent’s direction, the Air District strives to provide a healthy breathing environment for every resident in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area region.  Mr. Broadbent joined the Air District after serving as Air Division Director at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Region IX.  In that position, Mr. Broadbent was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Clean Air Act as well as indoor air quality and radiation programs for the Pacific Southwest region of the United States. Before serving at the U.S. EPA, Mr. Broadbent served as the Deputy Executive Officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District as well as the Director of Planning and other senior management positions. While at the South Coast Air District, Mr. Broadbent directed the development of a number of landmark programs that contributed to significant improvements in air quality in the Los Angeles region. In the 1980s, Mr. Broadbent served as Corporate Environmental Programs Manager for the largest private employer in California: Hughes Aircraft Company.  Mr. Broadbent holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science—both from the University of California, Riverside.