Deputy Cabinet Secretary
Office of California Governor
Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
Wade Crowfoot serves as Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Senior Advisor to Governor Brown. He joined the Brown administration in May 2011.
Wade’s portfolio includes transportation, infrastructure, military and veterans issues. Recently, he has led an effort to expand zero-emission vehicles in California and build international partnerships with China and other countries to fight climate change. Also, as the Governor’s Military Advisor, Wade works to strengthen California’s support for federal military bases located in the state.
Prior to joining Governor Brown’s Administration, Wade served as Regional Director for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). In that role, he helped to lead EDF’s 40 western regional staff and worked with leaders throughout California to implement key climate, water and oceans policy.
Wade has also served as senior environmental advisor to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. In the Mayor’s Office, Wade developed energy, transportation and waste policies and managed the Mayor’s state and federal environmental agendas. Wade has held policy positions for other elected officials and worked in the fields of public opinion research and urban economic development.
Wade holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics, where he graduated with honors.