Regional Executive Director
Alaska Regional Center - Anchorage, AK
Adams leads National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to make conservation a priority for Alaska’s residents.
The Alaska office’s efforts to promote sustainable tourism and sustainable energy production link communities’ environmental and economic concerns while its educational program empowers teenagers to participate in government and make certain their voices are heard.
Before he became director, Adams served as the Alaska office’s staff attorney, where he focused on wetlands protection, worked extensively on the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act, and worked to protect Alaska’s Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound from industrial development through grassroots organizing, agency planning processes, and litigation.
He holds both a J.D. and Master’s degree in philosophy from Duke University and an undergraduate degree from Williams College.