North America Climate Mitigation Program Director
Areas of Expertise
Climate change, energy systems, public policy, US Congress
Media ContactCiaran Clayton
Jason Albritton is the director of The Nature Conservancy's North America Climate Mitigation Program. In this role, he leads TNC’s work to advance ambitious state and federal climate and energy policies, accelerate the smart deployment of renewable energy, and maximize the role of nature as a climate solution.
Previously, Mr. Albritton served as a senior policy advisor for the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he was responsible for a wide portfolio of environmental and public works issues, including climate change, air pollution, water quality, toxic substances and water and transportation infrastructure. He played a central role in the development of multiple pieces of bipartisan legislation that were passed by Congress and signed into law, including the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act and the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Prior to working in Congress, he served as a senior policy advisor at The Nature Conservancy, where he worked closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Transportation on water management and infrastructure issues.
Mr. Albritton, originally from Paducah, Kentucky, earned a B.S. in biology from Murray State University in 2003 and a master's in ecological economics from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.