Air District Leadership

The Air District’s leadership team oversees its operations, supports its mission, and guides its approach to managing and improving air quality in the Bay Area.

The Air District’s leadership team is responsible for the District’s overall functions and activities, including policy development, administration, enforcement, permitting, technology development, planning, grant allocation, and public information.

The Air District takes a progressive approach to regulating air pollution. By adopting reasonable air quality plans and following through with sensible regulations (sensitive to socioeconomic impacts), flexible permitting, helpful compliance assistance, and proactive enforcement, the District has one of the most responsive air programs in the nation.

Jack Broadbent

Chief Executive Officer/APCO

Jack P. Broadbent serves as the Chief Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer for the Air District. The Air District is one of the preeminent air quality management agencies in the United States. Under Mr. Broadbent’s leadership, the Air District has developed and implemented a number of innovative strategies that have helped to provide a healthy and improved breathing environment for every resident in the San Francisco Bay Area region.

Mr. Broadbent has over 35 years of environmental management experience in both the public and private sector. Mr. Broadbent joined the Air District after serving as Air Division Director at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region IX. Before working at the U.S. EPA, Mr. Broadbent served as the Deputy Executive Officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, as well as the Director of Planning and other senior management positions. In the private sector, Mr. Broadbent served as Corporate Environmental Programs Manager for Hughes Aircraft Company.

Brian C. Bunger

District Counsel

Brian C. Bunger is the District Counsel for the Air District. As the Air District’s chief legal officer, Mr. Bunger is the principal manager for all legal affairs of the agency, including litigation, legal aspects of enforcement actions pursued by the Air District, contracts review and negotiations, providing counseling on regulatory and administrative law issues, and acting as Counsel to the Air District’s Executive Officer, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council.

Mr. Bunger joined the Air District in 2000 as the agency’s Senior Assistant Counsel and was appointed its District Counsel by the Board of Directors in 2002. Mr. Bunger is also General Counsel and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Clean Air Foundation, and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Air and Waste Management Association. From Fall 2004 through 2006, Mr. Bunger was the Chair of the Attorneys’ Committee of the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association.

Prior to joining the Air District, Mr. Bunger was in private practice in San Francisco, handling a broad range of environmental counseling and litigation matters.

Mr. Bunger holds a Bachelor of Arts, with High Honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Mr. Bunger has been a member of the California Bar since 1989.

Wayne Kino

Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer – Operations

Wayne Kino serves as a Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer and oversees the operations programs at the Air District, including the Compliance and Enforcement Division, the Meteorology and Measurements Division, and the Communications Office.

Mr. Kino has been with the Air District for more than 30 years. Mr. Kino started his career with the Air District as an Inspector and worked his way up by serving in the Field Engineering Section, the Rule Development Office, and as a Manager in the Compliance and Enforcement Division before taking on this most recent role. During his time at the Air District, Mr. Kino has led the Compliance and Enforcement Division through the development and implementation of enhanced enforcement policies, procedures, and programs. He has substantial experience and skill in air pollution regulation. Before coming to the Air District, Mr. Kino worked for the US Park Service at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park and at the Chevron Richmond Refinery. Mr. Kino earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry from UC Berkeley.

Damian Breen

Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer – Technology

Damian Breen serves as a Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer and oversees the engineering and technology programs at the Air District, including the Engineering Division, the Strategic Incentives Division, and the Technology Implementation Office.

Mr. Breen previously served as the Director of the Strategic Incentives Division, where he oversaw the grants programs targeted by the Air District to reduce diesel particulate matter and health risks at the Port of Oakland. He also worked for 10 years in the Air District’s Compliance and Enforcement Division and previously for Home Savings of America Bank and various environmental consultancy firms in the United States and Europe.

Mr. Breen possesses a wealth of knowledge on national, international, and California regulations pertaining to wastewater, hazardous materials, and air pollution. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the National University of Ireland and a postgraduate diploma in Pollution Assessment and Control from the Irish Institute for Technology.

Greg Nudd

Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer – Policy

Greg Nudd serves as a Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer and oversees the public policy programs at the Air District, including the Strategic Rules and Policy Office, the Planning and Climate Protection Division, the Public Health Office, and the Community Protection Office.

Mr. Nudd most recently served as the Rules and Strategic Policy Officer for the Air District. Prior to this appointment, he was the Rule Development Manager for three years. Mr. Nudd previously worked as an environmental engineer at US EPA Region 9 for five years, where he reviewed State Implementation Plans and developed Federal Implementation Plans. Mr. Nudd began his career at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, starting as a permit engineer specializing in combustion sources. He worked at TCEQ for 16 years in a variety of engineering, management, and information technology positions. Mr. Nudd earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where he specialized in Energy Studies. He holds a Professional Engineering license in the State of Texas.

Jeff McKay, Ph.D 

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff McKay serves as the Chief Financial Officer and oversees the financial operations of the Air District.

Dr. McKay joined the Air District in 2003 and has served in a variety of management positions, where his prior responsibilities have included Finance, Administration, and Information Services.

Prior to joining the Air District, Dr. McKay held a variety of management positions including those at HMT Technology where he was Chief Information Officer and at IBM where he was a manager.

Rex Sanders

Chief Administrative Officer

Rex Sanders serves as the Chief Administrative Officer and oversees the administrative infrastructure and administrative policy programs at the Air District, including the Human Resources Office, the Information Technology Office, and the Administrative Resources Division, which consists of the Facility Office, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office, and the Executive Office.

Mr. Sanders has been with the Air District for 11 years. He started his career with the Air District serving as a Human Resources Analyst and has worked his way up by serving as Human Resources Manager, the Manager of Executive Operations, the Director of Administrative Resources, Human Resources Officer, the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, the Safety Officer and the Non-Discrimination Coordinator.

Mr. Sanders has led the Administrative Resources Division through numerous human resources and administrative policy and service enhancements. Prior to coming to the Air District, Mr. Sanders served in the non-profit sector administering human resources for the San Francisco Bar Association and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). Mr. Sanders holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from UC Berkeley.

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Last Updated: 3/2/2018