Gary Moody is the Director, State and Local Climate Strategy for the National Audubon Society. In this role, Gary manages Audubon’s state and local climate campaign portfolio and he works with state leadership and local chapters to develop state and local climate initiatives that align with Audubon’s strategic plan and support our federal policy priorities.

Gary joined Audubon in 2014 as the state policy and advocacy lead in our Arkansas state office. He then served two years as the Arkansas State Director, before assuming his current role on the national climate team in December of 2019. Prior to joining Audubon, Gary spent 15 years in business and political consulting running state, local and federal campaigns and helping clean energy start-up businesses manage regulatory affairs.

Gary is also responsible for Audubon’s energy policy analysis. He has successfully leveraged the Audubon network to secure energy efficiency and smart renewable energy victories in both legislative and regulatory settings across multiple jurisdictions. Gary holds a BS and MA from the University of Arkansas and studied abroad as a visiting scholar at both Cambridge and Oxford.

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