Director of Strategic Engagement at Natural Resources Defense Council
Bob Deans is the Director of Strategic Engagement at Natural Resources Defense Council. Bob joined NRDC as director of federal communications in 2009, following a 30-year long career as a newspaper journalist, starting with the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Caroli na; moving to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and then becoming the chief Asia correspondent, based in Tokyo, for the paper’s parent company, Cox.
In 1992, Deans moved to Washington to cover foreign policy, national security, economic affairs and the White House. Deans was president of the White House Correspondents Association from 2002-2003.
He is co-author of the 2014 book, “The World We Create: A Message of Hope for a Planet in Peril” with former NRDC President Frances Beinecke. He is the author of the 2012 book, “Reckless: The Political Assault on the American Environment”; co-author of the 2009 book, “Clean Energy Common Sense” with former NRDC President Frances Beinecke; and co-author, with former NRDC Executive Director Peter Lehner, of the 2010 book “In Deep Water: Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf and Ending our Oil Addiction.”
Deans has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.