As the Executive Director of Greenpeace, Phil Radford is at the helm of one of the largest and most influential environmental organizations in the country. Phil leads a national team of 500 highly-skilled environmental leaders working in 23 cities across the U.S. on national and global campaigns to protect our planet’s oceans, forests, and climate.
Phil began his environmental career as a student organizing to shut down incinerators on the West Side of Chicago. Phil spent the next five years running door to door fundraising and campaign offices for PIRG, the Sierra Club, and the Human Rights Campaign. With his roots in local organizing and fundraising, Radford has always specialized in mobilizing people to raise their voices for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet for our children.
Prior to taking on his current role, Phil worked as Greenpeace’s Grassroots and National Canvass Director for six years. During that period, Phil’s team doubled the budget of Greenpeace in the U.S., quadrupled its staff, launched a national student organizing program, and created an online to offline mobilization program.
Over the past decade, Phil has managed several high-impact, national campaigns on global warming, including Global Warming 2000, which convinced Senator McCain to take leadership on global warming; The Global Climate Coalition Campaign, where he managed the national field work that forced Ford, GM, Texaco, and other companies to stop funding the Global Climate Coalition, the industry front-group funding global warming skeptics; persuading Citigroup to increase investments in clean energy; and working with over a dozen communities to make significant investments in clean energy.
Phil is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NBC, and ABC News.
Phil has a degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and a certificate in Non-profit Management from Georgetown University.
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