Adam Freed, ioby Board Development Committee Chair
Sustainability Practice, Bloomberg Associates
New York, NY

Adam Freed has more than 15 years of experience working on local and global urban issues, with a focus on sustainability, resilience and economic development. At Bloomberg Associates, Adam works with clients to craft and implement sustainability strategies and actions that go well beyond the environment — cutting costs, protecting health, increasing resilience, creating jobs and improving a city’s image.

Previously, Adam was the Deputy Managing Director of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water Program, where he worked to help global cities have safe, sustainable, and reliable water supplies and to mitigate corporate water risks.  Adam also served as NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s Deputy Director of the Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, advising on sustainability and climate-related issues, overseeing the implementation and update of PlaNYC, and developing the city’s climate resilience program. Before joining the Bloomberg Administration, he was the Assistant Comptroller for NYC in the Office of the New York State Comptroller, where he led the review of large-scale economic development projects and crafted corporate governance strategies for the State’s $150 billion retirement fund.

Adam received his master's in Urban Planning from New York University and was a Mel King Community Fellow at MIT. He currently resides in NYC with his wife and two sons and is a Lecturer at Columbia University and a member of the NYC Water Board.