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Peter Zahn

President, Moxie Foundation


Peter Zahn has worked in numerous business, legal, government, and non-profit capacities.

He crossed over more firmly into the non-profit arena 5 years ago, as President of the Moxie Foundation. Peter spends most of his time promoting entrepreneurship and social innovation in the education world and advancing the Foundation’s health, environment, and other objectives.

Peter's involvement with local communities and the issues facing them, includes service on the City of Solana Beach’s Climate Action Commission; the boards of Cleantech San Diego, San Diego State University's Fowler College of Business Administration, and the ZIP Entrepreneurship Platform at San Diego State; as well as City College of New York's Zahn Innovation Center.

Until last year he was Deputy Mayor and Councilmember in Solana Beach, and sat on various public agency boards.

Having worked with environmentally sustainable clients, Peter founded the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce. Other past association Board positions include the American Electronics Association (now known as TechAmerica) and American Lung Association of California.