Navin Nayak serves as a senior vice president of the Center for American Progress and the executive director of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. He oversees day-to-day management of the Action Fund and helps create new programs and projects that will help the organization fulfill its mission.
Nayak has more than 15 years of experience in advocacy and elections with several organizations. Most recently, Nayak served as the director of opinion research for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, where he oversaw all the campaign’s message research. Prior to that, he worked for eight years at the League of Conservation Voters, where among several roles, he served as senior vice president for campaigns, overseeing all the organization’s electoral work. He also served as the deputy director for the Clean Energy Works campaign, a national multimillion-dollar effort to pass comprehensive climate legislation in 2009–2010.
In addition to his advocacy experience, Nayak worked as a donor adviser at Corridor Partners, where he provided strategic guidance to donors on their advocacy and electoral investments.
Nayak has appeared on numerous television programs and in numerous publications, including CNN’s “Crossfire” and MSNBC’s “Hardball.” In 2013, he was named one of Politico’s “50 Politicos to Watch.” He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.