Jason Burnett is the CEO of Crosswalk Labs, a company that tracks greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. to help local communities make more effective climate mitigation decisions and track progress towards their climate goals.
Jason Burnett served as mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA from 2012 to 2016 and as a Carmel-by-the-Sea city councilmember from 2010-2012. During his time as mayor, he was also elected by his fellow local mayors to serve as president of the Monterey Peninsula Regional Water Authority where he led the effort to develop a sustainable water supply for the six Monterey Peninsula cities. Prior to that he served as the associate deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he coordinated energy and climate change policy across the EPA and led the development of greenhouse gas regulation.
Jason Burnett has testified before and been interviewed by Senate and Congressional committees and has been quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, AP, CNN, ABC, C-SPAN, and NPR on climate change policy.
Jason Burnett holds a Master of Arts in Earth Systems and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stanford University. He is an avid gardener, woodworker, and cook, and lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Melissa Burnett, and their son, Sebastian Burnett.