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Colin Wright
Northeast Regional Director, Energy Media
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - Albus Dumbledore
New York, New York


Colin Wright works with the Energy Media team to expand popular support for policies that will accelerate our transition to a clean energy future. He works alongside advocates in the Northeast, providing communications support to drive news and humanize issues. Drawing on years of experience as a transit advocacy campaign manager in New York City, he’s adept at developing opportunities to demonstrate power over decision-makers. At heart, Colin is an advocacy campaigner, with a background in strategic communications, strategy development, and government affairs. As a native Kansan who has spent the last decade in NYC, he’s innately familiar with the urban/rural divide that’s widening in the U.S. and draws on that knowledge when creating communications strategies to push progressive energy policies through divided state houses.

Highlights & Background

Colin’s career highlights include organizing New York disability advocates in a successful three-year effort to win a $5 billion New York State commitment to retrofit MTA subway stations to meet ADA standards; securing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s appointment of the first MTA board member with a physical disability; and spearheading the first New York State legislative oversight hearing of MTA construction spending in a decade. In his free time, you’ll find Colin exploring NYC’s food scene by bike with his dog, Mia, not far behind.