Principal, Tradesman Advisors Inc.
Jon Costantino was the original Climate Change Planning Manager for the California Air Resources Board’s Office of Climate Change and he oversaw the first publication of the AB 32 Scoping Plan in 2008. He also currently sits on the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board as a governor’s appointee.
Prior to founding Tradesman Advisors, Inc. Jon managed a diverse portfolio of clients at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLC. As AB 32 climate change manager he saw the program through its infancy. In that role, he developed internationally followed policies and implemented programs with billion-dollar implications for California’s largest industries. Jon was also the lead legislative analyst at ARB, where he made technical and policy recommendations on both state and federal legislation. During his years covering California’s Capitol, Jon gained rare insights about California’s biggest industries, including water, agriculture, construction, energy and all aspects of transportation fuels.
An insider-agency perspective and technical expertise make Jon a highly sought-after source of information and opinion by mainstream and industry-specific media. With more than 26 years of experience in the environmental field, Jon is a recognized authority on climate change regulation and he has commented on TV and radio on the topic of AB 32 and climate change policies. Jon’s approaches to problems include developing solution-oriented policy and regulatory positions, conveying them through clear communications, and using real world experiences and relationships established by being on the ground and in the mix.