Jeremy Symons is an environmental and political strategist dedicated to protecting a healthy, livable planet for future generations.
Jeremy Symons has twenty years' experience in energy and environmental policy, government affairs, media communications, and building highly successful teams. As the Principal of Symons Public Affairs, he works with clients to deliver high-impact, pragmatic solutions to climate change and other threats to public health and the environment.
Jeremy has been called “the top political strategist for the influential conservationist lobby” by The Hill newspaper and “one of the smartest strategists" among environmentalists by Eric Pooley in his book The Climate Wars. In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine named Jeremy one the “top leaders of the Trump resistance.”
Jeremy is a writer and commentator on environmental and energy issues, including penning an opinion column forThe Hill newspaper. He is a frequent advocate for environmental progress in the media and has debated issues across a wide variety of news programming, such as The O’Reilly Factor and News Hour.
As Vice President of Political Affairs at Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Jeremy led teams that advanced policy solutions to protect public health and the environment from global climate change, air pollution and other threats. He also helped grow EDF’s political engagement strategy as a senior advisor to EDF Action, the advocacy partner of EDF.
Prior to joining EDF in 2013, Jeremy served as Deputy Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he was part of the Senate Democrats’ leadership team on a range of environmental issues and nominations.
Jeremy first grew his conservation and advocacy experience at National Wildlife Federation (NWF), where he was promoted to Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education, responsible for overall leadership of a team of more than 200 talented staff throughout the country.
Jeremy serves on the Advisory Board of Zoetic Global, which brings renewable energy to communities in Africa. Jeremy has served on the Board of Directors of the BlueGreen Alliance Foundation and as co-chair of the Board of the US Climate Action Network. Early in his career, Jeremy worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Jeremy lives in Virginia. He holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a BA in Environmental Studies from Brown University.