Adam Ambrogi serves as Senior Director for Voting and Elections at the National League of Women Voters. In that role, he utilizes his experience with strategy, vision, and relationships to support the growth of the League's impact.
Prior to that, he served for more than eight years as Director of the Elections and Voting Program at Democracy Fund. In that role, he led grantmaking, strategy, education, and advocacy around three principal areas: promoting voting rights, ensuring a voter-centric system of election administration, and promoting greater trust in our elections process. Adam helped develop, expand, and grow the strategy and funding for the elections program, and his team granted millions of dollars to support voting and civil society groups.
Adam previously worked as Chief Counsel for the US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, addressing a wide range of issues related to election law, campaign finance, rules of the Senate, and legal/ethical matters facing the administration of the Senate. Adam was the lead staffer for the Rules Committee on passage of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, Senate internet regulations, and led the Committee’s legal team in examining and making changes to the Senate Rules related to the filibuster. He served several different Senate Chairs (Senators Dodd, Feinstein, & Schumer) during his time on the Hill.
Before his work on the Rules Committee, Adam served as Special Assistant and Counsel for Commissioner Ray Martinez III of the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) where he helped to build that agency, distributed 3 billion dollars to modernize elections, ensured that policies were in place to help voters cast a ballot, and helped election officials understand the Help America Vote Act and other voting laws.
He received his law degree in 2002 from the University of Texas-Austin, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Adam received his B.A. in Government with high distinction and Sociology from the University of Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C. He is on the advisory board of the Civic Responsibility Project, has served on the board of the Washington Council of Lawyers, and has worked with other public service/pro bono organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown's McCourt School. In 2018, Adam received an Executive Certificate at the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University. He enjoys working on leadership development, coaching skills, change management, emotional intelligence, and strategy development.