Adam Ambrogi is the Director of the Elections and Voting Program at Democracy Fund. In that role, he leads grantmaking, strategy, education, and engagement around three principal areas: promoting pro-voter reform, ensuring a voter-centric system of election administration, and promoting greater trust in our elections process. Adam helped develop, expand, and grow the strategy and funding for the elections program since he joined in 2013. His focus has been to build a team of individual leaders and aid an amazing cohort of grantees and partners who are committed to a better way of voting that is accessible, secure, and fair.
Adam previously worked as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, addressing a wide range of issues related to election law, campaign finance, rules of the Senate, and legal/ethical matters facing the administration of the Senate. Adam was the lead staffer for the Rules Committee on passage of the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act, the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, and led the Committee’s legal team in examining and making changes to the Senate Rules related to the filibuster. He served several different Senate Chairs and Ranking Members over his time on investigations and oversight, committee hearings, and public engagement around elections and voting.
Before his work on the Rules Committee, Adam served as Special Assistant and Counsel for Commissioner Ray Martinez III of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) where he helped to build that agency, ensure that policies were in place to help voters cast a ballot and election officials understand and support the law.
He received his law degree in 2002 from the University of Texas-Austin, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights. Adam received his bachelor of arts in Government with high distinction from the University of Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C. He has served on the board of the Washington Council of Lawyers and has worked with other public service/pro bono organizations in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2018, Adam received an Executive Certificate at the Institute for Transformational Leadership at Georgetown University. He enjoys working on leadership development and coaching skills, emotional intelligence, strategy development, and interpersonal engagement.