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Stuart Ross

Communications Director
Clean Air Task Force


Areas of Expertise:

Climate Change, Environmental Policy

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Stuart C. Ross has over 30 years experience in marketing communications in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Clean Air Task Force in 2010 as Communications Director, he served on a short-term assignment as a Marketing Advisor to the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science in the U.S. Department of State, where he worked to build targeted constituency support for the Obama Administration's climate change program in conjunction with the global climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. Before that, he served as head of program marketing and communications for Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, DC for two years, overseeing a communications team of 22 professionals.

Stuart began his environmental career with an undergraduate degree from Yale College and a master's degree in international wildlife ecology and conservation from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, completing a summer of fieldwork in primate ecology and behavior in the Kibale Forest in western Uganda. He then moved into corporate public relations for 25 years with such multi-national companies as PepsiCo, where he spent 11 years, Foote, Cone & Belding Advertising (3 years), and with several public relations agencies including Goodman Media International and his own consultancy, Ross & Price Communications.

A lifelong environmentalist, he was from 2005 to 2011 volunteer president of the board of the Beaver Dam Sanctuary, a private 170-acre nature preserve in Katonah, NY. He has also just joined the Board of Trustees of the 2000-acre Mianus River Gorge Preserve in Bedford, NY, the first preserve in The Nature Conservancy system. He is also a member of the New York-based Explorers Club where he serves on the Youth Activity Fund Committee, evaluating grant applications from undergraduate students for scientific exploration around the world. Stuart has lived in Katonah, in northern Westchester County, New York, for the last 26 years with his wife Wendy and three (now grown) children.

Recent Comments by Stuart Ross

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