Adam is a purpose advisor experienced in content development and thought leadership for the EY Beacon Institute. He also supports a range of C-suite programs through his role at EY Knowledge.
Prior to joining EY, Adam spent eight years working in politics in the United States, primarily in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Adam served as speechwriter and strategic communications advisor in the U.S. Senate, where he was responsible for advancing a proactive communications and outreach strategy. Adam has also worked extensively in the U.S. House of Representatives, handling a wide variety of policy and communications responsibilities.
Adam graduated from Colby College and holds an MA in Public Administration from The George Washington University.
How Adam is building a better working world
Having arrived at EY after nearly a decade in government, Adam believes that business can be a constructive force in tackling global challenges. But that role can no longer be seen as a side effort or marketing opportunity — it’s a fundamental responsibility.
At EY Beacon Institute, Adam has led a yearlong research project focused on understanding how companies embed their purpose — their aspirational, human-first reason for being — into long-term strategy and decision-making.
The organizations best positioned to thrive in the long term are willing to sacrifice profit and growth, especially in the short term, to live their purpose and values authentically. Adam aims to support and challenge business leaders determined to do more good and less harm. After all, if we’re not willing to make sacrifices to do the right thing, why are we here?