Benji Backer

President,
American Conservation Coalition

Benji is an entrepreneur and political activist from Appleton, Wisconsin and a senior at the University of Washington. He serves on the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum's Leadership Council and is a fellow at the Chapman Center in Seattle. He previously served as the co-chair for Young Americans for Mitt Romney in Wisconsin and was named one of RedAlert's top "30 Under 30" conservatives in 2015. Recently, he was awarded the Grist 50 and GreenBiz’s 30 Under 30.

He has contributed to publications such as CNBC, The Hill, Townhall, Washington Times, and RedState. Benji has also spoken at events across the country, including at CPAC three times.  Through ACC, Benji is excited to be helping unite Americans on pro-environmental reforms and change the narrative when it comes to the environment.

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