Laurie Davies Adams is the president and CEO of The Pollinator Partnership (P2), a non-profit environmental stewardship organisation in San Francisco, California. P2 is the world’s largest organisation that is devoted to the health and conservation of animals that pollinate the ecosystems.
“This is an issue that concerns all of us,” she said at ASTA CSS in Chicago in 2014. “It’s critical to food production, food security, food sustainability, but also ecosystems … we need to work together on this.”
Laurie has led the organisation for over 20 years, returning to P2 in March 2019 after stepping down from her position as executive director in 2017. She launched the foundation’s signature programmes, such as the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign, National Pollinator Week in June, Eco-regional planting guides, the BeeSmart Gardener App, the US Bee Buffer Project and Monarch Wings Across America.
She has worked with about a dozen federal agencies to promote the organisation’s mission throughout the country, leading to over 1.5 billion acres throughout the US benefiting from P2 pollinator conservation programmes. Under Laurie’s leadership, P2 has won the EPA’s PESP Champion Award twice and the Garden Club of America’s National Environmental Stewardship Award.
Prior to working with P2, Laurie worked at PBS in independent film and television and was a marketing director at Shaklee Corp. She won a gold medal at the New York International Film and TV Festival.
She is vice-chairman on the board of the Wildlife Habitat Council and was a key consultant for the Presidential Memorandum on Pollinators and played a key role in the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.Tags: conservation, environment, environmental stewardship, pollinators