As Ombudsman for the California Air Resources Board, La Ronda Bowen, pro-actively engages stakeholders on issues of air quality, public health, and the economy especially as these topics relate to the implementation of California’s Global Warming Solution Act commonly referred to as AB 32.
Ms. Bowen has a long history in policy issues related to the intersection of environment and the economy. Ms. Bowen’s history of work at the intersection of environmental policy and a sustainable economy began 20 years ago when she built the first small business assistance program in an environmental regulatory agency in the United States. The program became an award winning national model. She has also served as an advisor to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and as a consultant to other agencies and businesses.