Jenny Powers

Chief Communications Officer

Jenny Powers leads NRDC’s communications team, driving the strategy & execution of NRDC’s brand and advocacy campaigns. She oversees a multifaceted team that includes media relations, marketing, partnerships, digital, content, design, and fundraising. Powers joined NRDC in 2006 as a media associate, eventually becoming national media director. She then built NRDC’s marketing department, expanding her role to managing director of Communications, before taking on her current position. Powers began her career at Cathy Saypol Public Relations, a boutique public relations firm specializing in the promotion of political books and documentaries, with clients including National Geographic Channel, Sebastian Junger, and Sharon Salzberg. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and dramatic literature from New York University. Powers is based in NRDC’s New York office.