Building lasting political power
EDF Action is the political action partner of Environmental Defense Fund. With a dedicated team of lobbyists, political strategists and communications professionals, we build strong, bipartisan support for transformative environmental protections. By cultivating unlikely political support and mobilizing an army of concerned citizens, we work toward revitalizing our fragile wetlands, keeping toxic chemicals out of our homes and bodies and delivering climate change solutions big and small.
Wherever environmental rules or legislation are being developed – in the chambers of Congress, the offices of government, or in the state legislatures – EDF Action is there.
As a separate entity from Environmental Defense Fund, EDF Action accepts only nondeductible donations. That lets us focus 100 percent of our efforts advocating for the policies that make our communities cleaner, healthier, and more prosperous, conserving the best of America for our kids and grandkids.
Elizabeth B. Thompson, President
Elizabeth leads EDF Action’s advocacy efforts. She has an extensive policy and legislative background and, in her prior role as EDF’s Legislative Director, was lead strategist for the U.S. Climate Action Partnership.
Fred Krupp Executive Director
Joe Bonfiglio Deputy Director
Cynthia Hallenbeck Treasurer
Board of Directors
Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
William R. Goodell, Co-chair
Chief Operating Officer, Maverick Capital
Cristóbal J. Alex
President, Latino Victory Project
Of Counsel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Thomas F. Darden, II
CEO, Cherokee Investment Partners
Richard H. Davis
Partner and COO, Pegasus Capital Advisors
Kirsten J. Feldman
Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Chairman and Co-founder, High Meadows Foundation; Co-founder, Berkshire Partners, LLC
Charles J. Hamilton, Jr.
Senior Counsel, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
CFO, EVP Finance and Operations, Activision
Chairman, Carnegie Corporation of
John C. Kerr
General Partner, Texas Next Capital
Senior Executive, Chicago Metropolis Strategies; President, Global Philanthropy Partnership
Sam Rawlings Walton
Boatman, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
Jeffrey P. Williams
2013 ALI Fellow, Harvard University
Paul Junger Witt
Partner, Witt-Thomas Productions
Director, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation