Jim Waring is a co-founder and executive chairman of CleanTECH San Diego, a non-profit industry association established to stimulate innovation and advance the adoption of alternative energy technologies, cleantech, and sustainable industry practices in the greater San Diego region.
An environmentalist and former real estate attorney, Waring serves on the San Diego Mayor’s Taskforce for Economic Development. He also is a member of the U.S. Bank Regional Advisory Board, a commissioner on the San Diego Housing Commission, and serves on a newly formed advisory board for the Joan Kroc Peace and Justice Institute at the University of San Diego.
Waring was the City of San Diego’s deputy chief operating officer for land use and economic development from January 2006 to August 2007.
From 1981 to 2006 he served as Of Counsel with the San Diego law firm of Ross, Dixon and Bell; his legal practice focused on transactions and negotiations for the acquisition and sale of assets. He also is the co-founder and co-owner of FI Financial, a real estate development firm. He also is a past chairman and board member of both the San Diego Natural History Museum and the River Network, a national environmental group based in Portland, OR.
Waring obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, a JD from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a Masters in Peace & Justice Studies from the University of San Diego’s Joan Kroc Institute.
[Corrected 1/24/13, 12:05 pm. See below.] San Diego’s clean technology had a banner year in 2012. Numerous companies in the region—from startups to multinational giants—made significant strides in advancing... Read more »