Adam Gillenwater

Senior Policy Manager & Field Representative
Culpeper, Madison, & Greene Counties
(o) 434-977-2033 x7045
(c) 410-428-2609

Adam joined the staff of The Piedmont Environmental Council in October 2020, serving in the dual roles of field representative and senior policy manager. Locally, Adam coordinates PEC’s response to land use projects in Culpeper, Madison, and Greene counties. At the state level, he supports the organization’s advocacy efforts on a wide range of land conservation, historic preservation, and land use policy issues.

Prior to joining PEC, Adam was the senior manager for state and local relations at the American Battlefield Trust, a national nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of battlefield land from the American Revolution, War of 1812, and Civil War. There, he was responsible for directing the Trust’s state legislative efforts, as well as the organization’s grassroots engagement with battlefield communities across the country. He also led the conception and development of new educational content focused on under-told minority history stories, and he successfully secured new funding mechanisms in several states for the protection of historic resources associated with minority communities. Previously, Adam was a Senior Associate at ICF International, a management consulting firm, where he worked on workforce development and poverty alleviation projects.

The Baltimore native holds a Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Virginia, and resides with his partner in Charlottesville, Virginia.