Adam M. Roberts, based in Washington D.C., is the CEO of Born Free USA. Prior, he was Executive Vice President at Born Free USA, a role he held since helping launch the organization in 2002 to bring the UK-based Born Free Foundation's message of compassionate conservation to the American public. Roberts has significant expertise and over two decades of experience in international wildlife trade and captive wild animals. He also serves on the board of directors of the Species Survival Network and is a founding member of the board and current chairman of the board of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. He speaks around the globe on critical wildlife conservation and animal welfare issues.