About

Judy Adler is Vice President of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) for Gap Inc. and President of the Gap Foundation.  Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap Inc. is a collection of purpose-led lifestyle brands: Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta. Judy leads the company’s strategies on human rights, climate change, water stewardship, responsible sourcing, circularity, corporate giving, and ESG disclosure and reporting. Judy is a purpose-driven leader with 25 years of experience in the private, philanthropic, and public sectors and a deep personal passion for building a just and sustainable future for people and our planet.

She also serves as the President of Gap Foundation.

Prior to joining Gap Inc., Judy served as President of the Turner Foundation, where she was responsible for implementing the foundation’s mission of protecting and restoring our natural systems – air, land, and water – on which all life depends. Before joining the Turner Foundation, Judy directed sustainability technical assistance and leadership initiatives for businesses and institutions in the State of Georgia. She started her career as an engineer and project manager with Metcalf & Eddy, Inc. (now AECOM), where she provided environmental engineering services for corporate and government clients.

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Judy received a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University summa cum laude and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Judy is a licensed professional engineer, LEED Green Associate, and Certified Energy Manager. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech’s Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, ESG Executive Committee for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and Advisor on Corporate Sustainability to Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management. In 2020, Judy volunteered as an environmental policy advisor and campaign ambassador for Senator Raphael Warnock’s campaign, and volunteered for civic engagement organizations during the election cycle.

Judy lives in Atlanta with her husband and daughter. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors, traveling and experiencing different cultures, live music, cooking, and trying out the latest new restaurants with family and friends.

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