President & CEO
Jad was named the 40th President & CEO of American Forests in 2018 after leading the organization forward on issues like climate change and social equity as Vice President for Conservation Programs. Jad’s climate leadership includes co-founding the Forest-Climate Working Group in 2007, and he continues to lead this coalition of 48 diverse forest sector organizations. From 2008 to 2017, Jad launched the Climate Conservation Program at The Trust for Public Land and eventually served as Vice President for Program Development. Jad is a widely published writer on conservation topics, including an active presence on Medium, and has played a leading role in authoring and enacting federal legislation to establish forest programs such as the U.S. Forest Service Community Forest Program.