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Andrew Schenkel

Managing Director, Strategic Communications

As strategic communications is necessary to drive public support for ambitious climate policy action and mobilize key constituencies that will hold policymakers accountable over time, Andrew plays the key role of supervising regional staff, developing strategies, and raising resources to advance that vision. Andrew works with colleagues across EF to develop and execute communications and campaign strategies in line with EF’s Program Team goals.

Andrew came to EF from the Energy Media Project, a collaboration of EF and Resource Media, where he served as that project’s Director. Prior to that, he spent years in the international climate communications space where he was a Senior Associate, Issues and Investigations at the Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC). At the GSCC Andrew helped launch the Issues Management arm of the organization, specializing in rapid response ahead of, during, and after the 2016 presidential election. Andrew previously worked with the Global Call for Climate Action in various roles, including production of a daily rapid response memo on international climate news, and eventually served as the organization’s Communications Director working with a diverse coalition of 450 nonprofit organizations in more than 70 countries working to secure a world safe from the worst impacts of climate change. Andrew began his career as a journalist in the American West and in Washington, DC.