Jared Ficker


Jared Ficker
Advisory Council

Jared Ficker leads the extensive environmental and energy practice at California Strategies, the premier governmental affairs and policy strategy firm in the state of California. His strategies and client services led to Capitol Weekly identifying him as “one to watch” in public affairs, citing his work in developing the firm’s renewable energy portfolio. His expertise is deep, with a focus on issues affecting land use, environmental policy, renewable energy, climate change, alternative fuels, development, mitigation, water supply, water quality, and local, state and federal permitting.

By employing his knowledge of government and an understanding of stakeholders’ perspectives, Ficker is particularly skilled at:

  • Working with the venture capital and private equity community to help realize value and align public policy with company growth
  • Managing financing and strategic efforts within the renewable energy and green technology sector
  • Attaining critical permits for energy and land development projects
  • Assisting emerging technology companies with environmental policy, permitting and business development

He is also the founder of GreenTech California, a non-profit that connects leading innovators with policy-makers. As a Legislative Specialist with the Department of the Interior’s National Park Service in the Clinton administration, Ficker received numerous recognitions and awards for his work on new wilderness designations and the creation of new national parks and monuments, endangered-species issues, historic preservation and conservation easements, and tax incentives legislation. He previously worked with the Conservation Land Group, where he developed support within state and federal agencies and the legislature for conservation acquisitions.

Ficker completed coursework for a doctorate at the University of California, Davis and has a B.A. in both Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.