Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden
Mass Alliance congratulates Adam Hinds on his win for the open seat for State Senate representing the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District.
Adam is currently the Executive Director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition based in North Adams. As the leader of this organization, he works to connect, engage and empower regional residents and actors to respond to local challenges. This includes issues related to employment, health and addiction. On a state level, Adam is on the Board of Directors of the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, and he is a Truman National Security Fellow.
Adam worked for Congressman John Olver, serving as his Campaign Manager. He also worked on John Kerry’s presidential campaign, where he served under Susan Rice the current US National Security Advisor. After the Kerry campaign, Adam was hired by the United Nations and spent nearly ten years working on issues at the heart of US national interest in the Middle East. He spent three-and-a-half years in Iraq, including as team leader of a UN-led negotiation between the Kurdistan Region and Government of Iraq. Adam was based in Jerusalem for two years as chief regional advisor to the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process. He worked with Kofi Annan to attempt to broker a ceasefire in Syria and was part of a team that worked to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons program.
Adam believes the same skills and problem-solving spirit will make him a powerful advocate and voice for western Massachusetts and an effective collaborator on Beacon Hill. Year endorsed: 2016