Jake Adams

Jake Adams

Jake Adams is the Chief Development Officer for Southwest Human Development where he oversees agency fundraising, community outreach, volunteer engagement, special events and marketing communications.


Jake has more than 15 years of experience in fundraising and business development in a variety of industries including politics, nonprofit, telecom, construction and renewable energy. Jake has also managed political campaigns, most recently for Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton.


Jake grew up in Pennsylvania before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2002, where he fundraised for U.S. Senate candidates from Delaware and Alaska. In 2005, a political campaign brought Jake to Arizona and he later worked in the construction industry as the lead salesman for his company’s renewable energy division. Jake then returned to politics in 2010.


Jake received an undergraduate degree in economics from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and completed an MBA at the University of Arizona.


He enjoys photography, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.