Adam Ambrogi

SNF Agora Visiting Fellow, AY 24-25

Adam Ambrogi is the Chief of External Affairs at the League of Women Voters, where he supports the organization’s impact and influence on strengthening democracy through strategy and relationship development. Previously, Ambrogi led the Elections and Voting Program at Democracy Fund for over eight years, leading grantmaking, strategy, education, and advocacy in promoting voting rights, voter-centric election administration, and trust in the election process. His efforts led to millions of dollars granted to voting and civil society groups and focused the foundation community on greater support for democracy. 

Ambrogi also served as chief counsel for the US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, leading work on election law, campaign finance, Senate rules, and ethical matters. His key contributions included leading the legal team on Senate rule changes and working on significant acts such as the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act and the DISCLOSE Act of 2012. 

Prior to his time in the Senate, Ambrogi was special assistant and counsel for Commissioner Ray Martinez III of the US Election Assistance Commission, where he played a key role in modernizing elections and promoting awareness of the new Help America Vote Act. 

He holds a law degree from the University of Texas-Austin, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, and a BA in Government and Sociology from the University of Virginia. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington, D.C., and currently chairs the Board of the Center for Civic Design and sits on the advisory Board of the Civic Responsibility Project. He was a Visiting Practice Fellow at Georgetown University in 2022 and received an Executive Certificate from its Institute for Transformational Leadership in 2018.