Executive Director, National Advocacy Center
National Advocacy Center, Washington D.C.
Kolton serves as Executive Director of National Wildlife Federation's National Advocacy Center, managing its Washington, DC office of more than 30 conservation policy experts, advocates, attorneys and organizers.
He first joined NWF in June of 2002 as its Legislative Director, helping set strategy and coordinate outreach to Members of Congress on key campaign priorities, including clean water and wetlands issues, energy policy, federal appropriations for wildlife conservation and protection of public lands in Alaska and the Rocky Mountain West. He has testified before several congressional committees, and has been invited to speak on environmental issues before the House Democratic Caucus, the DC Bar Association and a number of other forums.
Prior to NWF, Adam served as the Arctic Campaign Director for the Alaska Wilderness League, where he helped lead the conservation community's successful campaign to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from 1997 to 2002.
Kolton graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Journalism and History.