Areas of expertise:
Economic development, climate change advocacy and private sector engagement
As a member of the Environmental Defense Fund’s U.S. Leadership Team, Nicholas Glover is Vice President of the organization’s Build to Zero workstream – a core U.S. region strategy that represents the next phase of EDF’s efforts to intensify the speed and scale of clean energy deployment in the U.S. made possible by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
Build to Zero will activate EDF’s deep bench of political, policy, legal, communications and private-sector expertise to overcome the most significant barriers to achieving the greatest reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by mitigating permitting and siting hurdles, that stall individual clean energy projects and delay construction of clean infrastructure.
Most recently he was Vice President of Government Affairs & Advocacy for the Tampa Bay Chamber, leading public policy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels on behalf of the business community in the region. He led the Chamber’s legislative agenda creation, titled Key Issues. He also developed and produced the Chamber’s legislative scorecard titled Key Votes.
Previously Nicholas served as Sr. Commercial Officer & Florida Market Manager for Gas South, responsible for the business and growth strategy within the State of Florida. Prior to working with Gas South, he worked for nearly a decade in New York at American Express in marketing strategy and at The Nasdaq Stock Market in equity capital markets.
He is a 2020 Tampa Bay Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree, 2021 Tampa Magazine 10 under 40 award recipient, and 2022 Florida Business Observer 40 under 40 winner. Additional honors include Gas South’s MVP Award, the American Express High Flyer Award, Nasdaq’s President’s Award, and the College of Charleston’s Young Alumnus of the Year honor.
Civically, he serves on the boards of directors of Metropolitan Ministries, Onbikes, Gentlemen’s Quest of Tampa, and the Urban League of Hillsborough County, where he served as its Chairman. He has also served as a member of the Transportation Planning Organization’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Hillsborough County’s Citizen Advisory Committee, and the City of Tampa’s Citizens Budget Advisory Committee.
Nicholas has been a frequent collaborator with Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy where he advocated for the business community to prioritize clean energy. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Florida Race to Zero, a friendly competition between Florida’s mayors designed to showcase how their cities are leading the way to climate neutrality for the Sunshine State.
- Harvard Business School, HBX’s CORe program in Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting
- Master of Business Administration, St. Leo University
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, The College of Charleston