The speakers below are available for press interviews. Please send requests to Denis Dison at (202) 717-8293.
Kevin Curtis, Executive Director, NRDC Action Fund
Kevin Curtis is the Executive Director of the NRDC Action Fund in Washington, D.C. Kevin previously served as executive director of the Partnership Project, a formal collaboration of 19 national environmental groups. He brings a deep understanding of environment, energy and climate policies and politics, and experience in senior nonprofit management, in coordinating environmental advocacy campaigns, and as a facilitator.
Kevin previously served as the chief program and advocacy officer at the Climate Reality Project. Prior to that, Kevin served as a deputy director of the Pew Environment Group where he was responsible for campaign operations as well as the global warming and U.S. public lands campaigns. Kevin also worked for a decade at the National Environmental Trust, a multi-issue environmental advocacy and communications organization that merged into the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Before joining the environmental advocacy movement, Kevin was a senior facilitator at the Keystone Center where he facilitated and mediated negotiations and other processes between environmental advocates, business, government and other stakeholders on a wide range of environmental and scientific policy issues. Proudly from Colorado, Kevin received his MBA from Yale and his BA in Philosophy
from the University of Colorado.
David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs, NRDC Action Fund
David Goldston is Director of Government Affairs for the NRDC Action Fund in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for its governmental strategies, bringing together its interactions with Congress, the administration and the public. He has more than twenty years of experience on Capitol Hill, working mainly on science and environmental policy and served as chief of staff of the House Committee on Science from 2001 through 2006. He has been a visiting lecturer at Princeton and Harvard Universities and a columnist for the journal Nature. In 2008 and 2009, he was project director for the Bipartisan Policy Center report, “Improving the Use of Science in Regulatory Policy” and he has served on several panels at the National Academy of Sciences.
David graduated from Cornell University in 1978 with a B.A. in history and completed the course work for a Ph.D. in American history at the University of Pennsylvania.