Adam Zellner was the Policy Director to a former Governor of the State of New Jersey, overseeing the development of a variety of statewide initiatives including the State’s Energy Master Plan, the Renewable Portfolio Standards and the drafting and implementation of the Global Warming Response Act. Prior to joining the Governor’s staff, Adam served as the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Legislative Affairs for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) under Lisa P. Jackson. He was the inaugural Executive Director of the New Jersey Highlands Council and is the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth. Adam served as State Director to several members of Congress and has worked for a variety of State Legislators throughout his career.Currently, Adam serves as the President of Greener by Design, where he works directly with a host of corporate and government clients, including several Fortune 500 companies, on energy and sustainability issues. In addition, he advises on major policy issues for an array of elected officials and governments both here in the US and abroad. Adam continues to lecture on energy and environmental issues throughout the US and teaches in the political science department at Rutgers University.