Chris Adamo '04

Biography

Chris Adamo is Vice President at Danone North America for federal and industry affairs, assisting the world’s largest B Corp with strengthening the role of business in driving social and environmental good for all. Prior, Chris spent over a decade at the highest levels of the federal government working on issues related to agriculture, environment and nutrition.

He served as chief of staff for President Obama’s White House Council on Environmental Quality from 2015 until the end of the Administration in 2017 where he helped lead the President’s agenda on climate change and conservation.

From 2011-2015, he led the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry as its staff director for the negotiations and drafting of the 2014 Farm Bill, which included new opportunities for landscape-scale conservation and unprecedented investments in healthy foods.

Chris began his senate career in 2005 and was a legislative counsel in U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office starting in 2007, where he worked on legislation such as the 2007 energy bill, the 2008 farm bill, the 2009-2010 energy and climate bill efforts, as well as various other conservation initiatives. 

After serving in the Obama Administration, Chris spent 2017 as a senior fellow at National Wildlife Federation advising on a host of issues such as sustainable agriculture, climate change, natural resources and water.

Chris graduated with a degree in economics and business from Kalamazoo College and a law degree from Vermont Law School.