Jared Ficker is one of the state’s best at bridging the gap between science, policy and politics. His clients benefit from his exceptionally high level of public policy expertise, government and public relations skill and strategic business acumen.
Prior to Axiom Advisors, Jared led California Strategies’ extensive environmental and energy practice for more than 18 years. 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. Jared’s expertise has focused 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, Jared is able to consistently guide clients towards successful solutions, including:
- Managing financing and strategic efforts within the energy sector, particularly renewable energy.
- Working with the venture capital and private equity community to assess value and align public policy with company growth
- Attaining critical permits for energy and land development projects
- Assisting emerging technology companies with environmental policy, permitting and business development
Jared served in both terms of the Clinton Administration at the Department of the Interior and in the National Park Service. During his tenure, he received recognition 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. Specifically, he worked to pass the California Desert Protection Act and defended Congressional scrutiny of the reintroduction of wolves in Yellowstone National Park, a heralded endangered species recovery.
Jared also worked with the Conservation Land Group, where he developed support within state and federal agencies and the legislature for conservation acquisitions. Working with local land trusts and conservation organizations, he facilitated a number of conservation easement transactions. Jared also worked on a number of large acquisitions in California, including the Stornetta Ranch on the Northern California Coast
Jared also ran the California 12th Senate District campaign, where he managed day-to-day activities, strategy, research, scheduling, and candidate preparation. His political work also includes successful state and local efforts on behalf of presidential and gubernatorial campaigns and key roles on both statewide and local ballot initiatives.
Jared 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, where he was recognized as one of the Environmental Studies Program’s outstanding students.
Jared lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and three children. He has offices in both Santa Barbara and Sacramento and works on projects throughout the State of California.