Our Team

Allison Zelman

Director, U.S. Policy and Advocacy

Allison has spent the last 15 years in leadership roles across political campaigns, advocacy, and government. She is currently a Director on Breakthrough Energy’s U.S. Policy and Advocacy team.

Prior to this role, she was the Director of States and Deputy Political & Organizing Director at the DNC. Previously she was a co-founder of Citizen 44 overseeing President Obama’s engagement with political and progressive organizations and major supporters around the country. Zelman also served in the Obama Administration at the White House in the Domestic Policy Council and Council on Environmental Quality and at the Department of Labor as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Tom Perez and Director of Public Engagement. She has worked in three Presidential cycles, in senior roles on the Hillary Clinton campaign and both Obama Presidential campaigns, having started as an organizer for Obama in 2007. She also worked at the Center for American Progress - where she led policy & advocacy work on women's economic security and gun violence prevention.

She currently serves on the advisory board of Mobilize America, The Arena Summit, and founded the Obama Alumni Association. Allison lives in Washington, D.C with her husband and 1 year old.