Senior Western Advocacy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
ANN NOTTHOFF is the Senior Western Advocacy Director of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in San Francisco and Sacramento. She directs a broad range of state based initiatives to promote climate action, public health and environmental protection. She led NRDC’s efforts to get many of California’s nationally significant environmental laws enacted including: the Marine Life Protection Act (1999), Pavley Clean Car bill (2002), Global Warming Solutions Act (2006), climate and land use (2008), water policy reforms (2009), Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act (2015), 2030 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets and Equity (2016), and extending California’s price on carbon to 2030 and strengthening local air quality controls (2017). Ms. Notthoff is a board member on the State Coastal Conservancy and she served on the board of the California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV) for over 20 years. She has held appointed positions on several state and federal advisory committees. In 2015, Ms. Notthoff was honored to receive a CLCV Northern California Environmental Leadership Award. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She and her husband Dwight Holing live in Orinda and have two adult children.