Nate Shelter

Communications Manager, Global Commission On Adaptation


Nate Shelter is a Communications Manager for the Global Commission on Adaptation within WRI. He works to expand the influence and reach of the Commission by carrying out comprehensive communications strategies that include messaging, media relations, high-level events, social media, and other outreach activities. Nate has extensive experience running communications campaigns for energy and climate-focused government agencies, nonprofits, and private sector companies that help them achieve their organizational goals.

Prior to joining WRI, Nate was the senior communications manager at Crosscut Strategies, a strategic communications and public affairs firm, where he raised the visibility and ran policy advocacy campaigns for clean energy and tech clients, including the national solar association. Nate previously led communications for the U.S. Department of Energy's buildings efficiency program during the Obama administration, including key initiatives on appliance efficiency standards, hydrofluorocarbons, and grid modernization. Nate has worked at several DC and Boston-based communications firms, including Glover Park Group, Greenough Communications, and Allied Integrated Marketing.

Nate holds a B.A. in Public Communication from American University and a minor in history.

Nate lives in Washington, DC, and in his spare time, enjoys running, hiking, and catching live music shows at DC's many great venues.

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