Dan Siemann supports initiatives to advance climate resilience and carbon sequestration, including leading American Forests’ partnership with the US Climate Alliance. His work builds on over 25 years leading climate, carbon, conservation and consensus building initiatives for state and local governments, nonprofits and academia. Prior to joining American Forests, Siemann served as executive policy advisor at Washington Department of Natural Resources, where he provided strategic direction on climate, carbon and energy policy, developed programmatic and legislative strategies, implemented climate resilience and carbon sequestration projects, and catalyzed climate action across the entire agency. Siemann also led climate change assessments for Puget Sound Partnership and Washington State Parks, and he helped establish the Ruckelshaus Center which supports collaborative solutions to challenging policy issues. Siemann has also worked in Asia and Africa and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.