Director, California Advocacy, San Francisco and Sacramento
Ann Notthoff has worked at NRDC since 1982 and directs a broad range of initiatives to promote public health and environmental protection. She was a leader of the successful bipartisan campaign to defeat Prop 23 and defend California's landmark climate law, AB 32, in 2010. She has led NRDC's efforts to get many of California's nationally significant environmental laws enacted, including the Marine Life Protection Act, the Clean Car Act, the Global Warming Solutions Act, climate and land use legislation, a package of water policy reforms in 2009, and the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act. Notthoff's earlier work at NRDC focused on coastal and marine management issues. She is currently a Senate appointee to the State Coastal Conservancy and was a member of the board of the California League of Conservation Voters, or CLCV, for more than 20 years. She has held appointed positions on the California State Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee, the San Francisco Harbor Safety Committee, and the CALFED Bay Delta Advisory Council. In 2015, Notthoff was honored with CLCV's Environmental Leadership Award. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She is based in NRDC's San Francisco office.