Sean Crowley is a five-time PR award-winner who serves as Marketing-Communications Director for Environmental Defense Fund's national Land, Water & Wildlife Program and EDF’s California offices. His responsibilities include leading EDF’s PR campaign to restore the Mississippi River Delta. Sean generated more than 400 news stories about last summer’s BP oil disaster quoting EDF spokespersons. In 2008, his PR expertise helped EDF's farm bill campaign achieve a $4 billion hike in conservation funding over the prior farm bill.
Prior to coming to EDF, Sean was Senior Vice President for Media Relations for five years at M+R Strategic Services, where he served as a PR consultant for numerous corporate, labor and nonprofit clients. They included a successful coalition campaign–led by EDF–to stop the routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture because it causes antibiotic resistance in human medicine.
"I joined EDF because I knew first-hand about the staff’s extraordinary talent and that EDF has a decades-long track record of achieving extraordinary results,” says Sean. “EDF succeeds because it doesn't make ‘the perfect the enemy of the good.’ It fits with my political philosophy: I'm a bleeding heart pragmatist! "
Sean served as press secretary on the Gore presidential campaign and a spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee Radio Speakers' Bureau on the Medicare prescription drug issue. He also was communications director for the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (SD), and press secretary for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and U.S. Representative Sander Levin (MI). Finally Sean has been a producer/writer for network TV shows and reporter for local TV news stations, including Fox’s "America's Most Wanted" and CNN Business News. Sean has a B.A. in English from Georgetown University.