Nathan Wendt joined JHCGA as Vice President in 2016. He was elected President by JHCGA's board of directors in 2021. As President, Nathan leads JHCGA's strategic focus to scale global climate action through the transformation of coal-producing regions; and building JHCGA into a leading organization that brings leaders together to create breakthroughs in Jackson Hole.
Nathan has a background in management consulting, public policy think tanks, and as an entrepreneur. Prior to joining JHCGA, Nathan worked for Deloitte Consulting and Gallup. In these roles, Nathan worked on organizational transformation projects at U.S. Government Agencies and global data projects for clients including UNICEF, UNDP, the government of Rwanda, and more.
Previously, Nathan was an Associate with the EastWest Institute, a foreign policy think tank where he managed EWI's D.C. strategy and outreach to G20 governments, the White House, State Department, and other partners. Additionally, Nathan has also worked on Presidential Campaign field operations.
From 2003 - 2009, Nathan spent extensive time largely in Southern Africa as a social entrepreneur in fields including sustainability and microfinance. As a result, he speaks some Swahili and Portuguese. Nathan holds a BS from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a MBA from the City University of New York.