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Portrait of Jon Reiter

Jon Reiter

Farmer and Solar Developer

McConnell Farms

Jon Reiter is a farmer (almonds, blueberries, pistachios, and wine grapes) and utility-scale solar developer based in the San Joaquin Valley. From 2013–19, he served as the CEO of Maricopa Orchards, a leading almond, pistachio, and fresh produce grower. He led the company on, among other things, a multi-pronged water strategy that included federal and state surface water, long-term surface water contracts, and underground water storage. He sits on the boards of Wheeler Ridge Maricopa Water Storage District, the White Wolf Groundwater Sustainability Agency, and several private industry boards. Previously, he was a finance attorney for Milbank, where he represented developers, lenders, and investors in the water and renewable energy industries. He is a member of the California State Bar, a California real estate broker, and a private pilot. He holds a JD and MBA from the University of Southern California, and a BA in political science and environmental science policy and management from the University of California, Berkeley.