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Adam Despang

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Climate Security Outreach Manager

Expertise: Climate Security, Energy management, Sustainability.

Adam Despang is the Climate Security Outreach Manager at the American Security Project.

Adam, a former Army Field Artillery Officer, earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Psychology from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.

While at UF he interned at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources and Congresswoman Kathy Castor’s D.C. office. Adam also worked with the American Red Cross on energy management and greenhouse gas inventories as a 2020 Environmental Defense Fund Corps Fellow.

Since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in 2017, he has been a volunteer with Team Rubicon, a disaster response non-profit, where he has assisted communities affected by natural disasters. These deployments took him to places like Beaumont TX after Hurricane Harvey; Panama City Beach after Hurricane Michael; Nooksack and Suma Washington; and Abaco, Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian.

Adam was raised in Lake City, FL and now resides in Gainesville, FL.

Recent Posts

Event Recap: Climate Change Impacts on National Security in South Florida

Posted on: June 7th, 2022

Fact Sheet – Climate Security Challenges in the Tampa Bay

Posted on: April 1st, 2022

Fact Sheet – Climate Security Challenges in East Central Florida

Posted on: October 8th, 2021

Event Recap: Climate Change and National Security in Northeastern Florida

Posted on: September 1st, 2021

EVENT Recap: Military Base Resilience in Tampa Bay

Posted on: May 21st, 2021