Martha Newell-Kinsman

Chief of Staff

Martha Newell-Kinsman brings leadership and experience from the military, Capitol Hill, and the non-profit sector to her role as Executive Vice President of ESP Advisors.


Martha served four years as a medic in the U.S. Army, and after pursuing a graduate degree in zoology at the University of Hawaii, later spent three years as the natural resources staffer for Congressman Don Young (R-AK).


Working for the Dean of the House and co-chair of the House Oceans Caucus, Martha prioritized bipartisanship and reaching across the aisle for compromise. She wrote and passed legislation pertaining to public lands management, energy, fisheries and wildlife management, and ocean health, among others.


Most recently, she was a federal policy manager for Ceres, a sustainability non-profit working with businesses and investors to advocate for a clean energy economy.