Jennifer Lamson has more than 25 years of experience leading, managing and advising progressive issue campaigns at the local, national and international levels. She specializes in designing and implementing advocacy and public engagement strategies that build political will through coalition-building, strategic communications, and grassroots and grasstops organizing.
At The Pew Charitable Trusts, Jennifer oversaw the International Boreal Conservation Campaign (IBCC), a long-running coalition and their largest land conservation effort. Under Jennifer’s leadership, IBCC backed and galvanized robust support for Indigenous-led advocacy efforts that secured historic new federal investment in Indigenous land management as a key conservation strategy. Operationally, Jennifer overhauled IBCC’s annual strategic planning and budgeting processes to ensure alignment with the campaign’s strategic objectives, and rebuilt IBCC’s strategic communications program.
Previously, as a Seattle-based consultant, Jennifer advised a wide range of partners including the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Schmidt Family Foundation, Toxic-Free Future, and Resource Media. Earlier in her career, Jennifer learned the fundamentals of advocacy and collective action at Common Cause where she led national field activities in support of pro-democracy legislation in Congress over the course of a decade.
Jennifer launched her public interest career as an aide to then-Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from College of the Holy Cross.