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Political director, Environmental Defense Fund (West Coast)
Wade Crowfoot works with leaders throughout California to pass and implement key climate, water and oceans policies. He also focuses on building Environmental Defense Fund’s relationships with key political, business and environmental leaders in California, including its congressional delegation. Through these relationships, he builds lasting and effective coalitions of diverse organizations to secure these environmental gains.
Prior to joining Environmental Defense Fund, Crowfoot served as director of climate protection initiatives for the city and county of San Francisco, where he advanced groundbreaking landmark energy, transportation and waste policies. He also directed state and federal environmental agendas for Mayor Gavin Newsom and served as his senior environmental advisor. He has held senior-level positions for other elected officials and worked in the fields of public opinion research and urban economic development.
Mr. Crowfoot holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics, where he graduated with honors. To complete his degree, Mr. Crowfoot received an Oxford fellowship to research international environmental policy making in Mexico City.