Kevin Moran

Senior Director, Colorado River Program


Areas of expertise:
Public policy, water law and management, coalitions, ballot campaigns and organizational leadership

Kevin directs strategy and operations for EDF’s Water Program in the seven Colorado River Basin states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

EDF’s Water Program aims to reverse groundwater depletion, incentivize farmers and ranchers to conserve water in ways that benefit ecosystems, and balance water supply and demand in the Colorado River Basin. In support of those goals, Kevin’s role includes public policy and advocacy, research on water efficiency and management practices, stakeholder relations, coalitions and team leadership.


Kevin approaches water management issues with a public policy and strategic communications expertise developed over 20 years, more than a decade of which was in corporate leadership.

From 2005-2012, Kevin served as vice president of human resources for Cox Communications Arizona, a 3,000-employee company with $1.7 billion in annual revenue.

He previously directed government relations, political and strategic communications campaigns and ran successful statewide and local ballot campaigns in Arizona. Kevin has represented various clients on water legislation and environmental regulatory issues relating to golf courses, water reuse and groundwater replenishment.


  • B.A., History, Brown University
  • J.D., ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management

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