A native of Suffern, N.Y., Adam graduated Suffern High School as senior class president and began Princeton in Cuyler, where he forged many lifelong friendships. Throughout his life, he cultivated a diverse circle of friends. A renaissance man with many talents and interests, Adam sought out what moved curious people; he treasured eclectic types, cultivating impassioned insights on humanity from sports, politics, movies, and culture, all with humor and grace. At Tiger Inn, Adam served as film chairman and is remembered by his friends for developing the fine art of communication before dinner.
Earning a law degree from New York University Law School and a master’s degree in political management from George Washington University, he managed successful New York congressional and D.C. mayoral campaigns; was an adviser to D.C. City Council members; traveled the world as a political appointee to USIA; and was a visionary leader in the D.C. chief technology office. Most recently, Adam was managing director at Deloitte, having created its D.C. state and local practice.
In March of 2023, Adam traveled to Louisville to see Princeton in the Sweet 16 round of March Madness. His classmates and friends recall he was hopeful and joyful, despite his health challenges.
Adam is survived by his wife, Susan, and his children, Alex and Natasha.