Alan Rowsome

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Senior Government Relations Director, Wildlands Designation



Alan Rowsome has been with The Wilderness Society since 2005 — first as Executive Assistant to the President and now as the Senior Director of Government Relations for Lands.

As Sr. Government Relations Director, Alan leads TWS’ advocacy in Congress and with the Administration on wildland designations, conservation funding efforts through the budget and appropriations process, and on legislation pertaining to the protection of our national system of wildlands. Alan is a staff director of the America's Voice for Conservation, Recreation and Preservation, a bipartisan coalition advocating for increased federal investment  in our nation's outdoor recreation economy. He is also a co-chair for the Land and Water Conservation Fund Coalition, a group of more than 100 organizations and businesses who work to provide robust and consistent funding for LWCF each year.

Alan holds a Master’s Degree in Political Management from George Washington University and a Bachelor's Degree from Miami University in Ohio. Before coming to The Wilderness Society, Alan worked at Squier Knapp Dunn, a political consulting firm, and the U.S. Customs Service.

Having grown up spending his summers on a secluded lake in central Maine, Alan has a passion for wilderness and a commitment to preserving wild places for future generations.

When Alan is not in the office or on the Hill, he enjoys hiking, camping, fishing and playing golf. He bikes to and from work each day and has run eight marathons, and counting.