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Mr. Jon Rubin - President / CEO
Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin is a political professional, documentarian and world traveler with more than 30 years experience in the public relations, political and legislative process. He has worked in 4 Presidential campaigns and many state and local campaigns. As a public relations consultant Jon has represented public and private sector clients that include municipalities, transportation agencies, hospitality and retail groups, energy and development corporations.

As a writer and designer, Jon is responsible for award winning public relations and advertising campaigns for local, state and national clients, ranging from the San Mateo County Community College

Jon served as Political Director of the California Democratic Party, from 1978-1980, where he oversaw all aspects of press, political outreach and campaign coordination.

From 1988 to 1991 Jon served as Chief of Staff for State Senator Quentin Kopp, Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee.

In 1992 Jon was appointed by San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan to the Joint Powers Board for CaITrain, the tri-county governing body for the San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara County railway system.

In 1995, Jon was appointed to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) as the Mayor of San Francisco's representative. In 1997 Jon was appointed to the Bay Bridge Design Task Force. He also served on the Trans Bay Terminal Design Panel, the Bay Area Tolling Authority and the Trans Bay Crossing Study Committee. In 1996, Jon was awarded the Silver spike Award for contributions to Public transit.

In 2004, Jon became President/CEO of The Peninsula Coalition, a non profit corporation made up of Business, labor and community leaders working together to focus on sustainable growth, intelligent transit solutions and balanced community development. (

In Feb. 2005 Jon was elected chairman of MTC and The Bay Area Tolling Authority (BATA) for a two year term. In Jan. 2006, he became chairman of the Joint Policy Committee for regional governance -made up of MTC, The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and The Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

Jon is a recipient of "POLLIE" awards (the American Association of Political Consultants' Oscar) for best in the nation in local mail and non-mail public information campaigns and The Crystal Award of Excellence from the Communicator Awards International Design Competition. Most recently he was honored by the National

Jon is also a video documentarian having produced documentary histories of various high-tech pioneers, labor and business groups, and serving as the documentary producer for the San Mateo County Historical Association Museum. In 2006, Jon was commissioned by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors to produce a full-length documentary history of San Mateo County, "Made in America: San Mateo County From Dairies to DNA." He has also produced documentaries on surfing-"Storm Dancers, The Legend of Mavericks," and horse racing- "The Last Train from Bay Meadows." In May of 2011, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appointed him to The San Francisco Film Commission.

As an international traveler and tour leader, Jon has led groups of political and journalistic professionals on trips to Italy, The UK, Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, Germany, Turkey Japan, India, China, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Latin America. Theses trips have focused on meetings with domestic politicians, diplomats and journalists in an effort to better understand our world and Americas’ place in it.

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