John Boesel

President & CEO

John Boesel is president and chief executive officer of CALSTART, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing clean, efficient solutions within the transportation sector, with the goal of significantly reducing air pollution, improving public health, and helping to mitigate the effects of global climate change. He assumed this position in 2001, having served as vice president of technology programs since 1993.  

Prior to joining CALSTART, Boesel worked as a commercial banker for Wells Fargo in their corporate headquarters. He also served for nearly four years as legislative aide to California Assemblyman Sam Farr, managing energy and environmental legislation.   

Boesel holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School. He serves on the UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies Advisory Board and is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee.