Western Resource Advocates has announced that Jon Goldin-Dubois will be its new President, beginning June 2014. Mr. Goldin-Dubois will take the helm and lead the organization in meeting its mission of protecting the West’s land, air, and water with an emphasis on addressing climate change. He will develop and oversee initiatives with his staff that guard against water supply shortages, defend our natural resources, and reduce air and water pollution in a six-state region in the West (AZ, CO, NM, NV, WY, UT).
“Western Resource Advocates is the recognized leader in developing solutions that cut carbon pollution, increase investments in renewable energy, and preserve Western lands and rivers,” said Jon Goldin-Dubois. “I look forward to teaming up with our expert staff to protect the West for future generations.”
Goldin-Dubois has worked in the nonprofit community for nearly 25 years. His background includes extensive experience in strategic advocacy, campaign leadership, grassroots organizing and policy development and analysis.
He co-founded Confluence Strategies, a strategic consulting firm that works to build capacity for nonprofit organizations. He also served in leadership roles at Common Cause, a nonpartisan public interest advocacy organization, including his role as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Goldin-Dubois has served as Executive Director for the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club, developing funding and programming for over 1200 low-income youth.
“The WRA board's extensive search for a new President turned up a strong set of qualified candidates,” said Patrick de Freitas, Western Resource Advocates, Board Chairman. “The selection of Jon Goldin-Dubois reflects our belief that the West is facing a new era of impacts and choices requiring novel solutions and abilities. We feel that Jon’s close connection with the West and his signature collaborative style will serve Western Resource Advocates well in the years to come. We're thrilled to have him on board.”