Chad Lord serves as the Senior Director for NPCA's Waters program. The program focuses on protecting and restoring America’s greatest natural treasures--large-scale aquatic ecosystems--surrounding national parks.
Before joining NPCA, Mr. Lord served for five years as senior legislative assistant for U.S. Representative Betty McCollum. Mr. Lord’s portfolio included energy, environment, transportation, international trade, and budget and appropriations. Prior to his service for a member of Congress, Mr. Lord was an advocate for human rights with the Human Rights Campaign. Mr. Lord lives with his husband and daughter in Washington, D.C. Before moving to the District of Columbia, Mr. Lord lived in Minnesota, where he was raised. Mr. Lord attended St. Olaf College where he majored in political science and received his bachelor of arts in 1995.