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Anne Choate

Executive Vice President, Energy, Environment and Infrastructure
Anne brings more than 25 years of experience and expertise working at the intersection of climate change, clean energy, decarbonization, and infrastructure resilience.
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Anne leads our Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure operating group. Her team of more than 2,600 professionals advises commercial, federal, state, and local clients on energy markets, climate change, clean energy, environmental planning, conservation, transportation planning, and disaster management.

Anne brings more than 25 years of experience and expertise working at the intersection of clean energy, climate change, resilience, and transportation. She has built and utilized state-of-the-art models to track lifecycle emissions, monitor carbon in soils, and pioneer approaches for indicator-based climate risk assessments. Over the course of her career, Anne has supported decarbonization planning and carbon target-setting activities at the federal level and in nearly all 50 states; led resiliency efforts for multiple cities and investor-owned utilities; and advised dozens of national parks, national estuary programs, transit agencies, and state Departments of Transportation.

Anne is a member of the Standing Committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation under the National Academies of Science/Transportation Research Board. She was an author of the National Climate Assessment, released in November 2018. She also serves as a trustee on the Pennsylvania Board of The Nature Conservancy. Before joining us in 1995, Anne worked at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

Anne is also a senior fellow with the ICF Climate Center. In this role, she provides compelling research and objective perspectives on a wide range of climate-related topics to help advance climate conversations and accelerate climate action.

Areas of expertise
  • M.S., Environmental Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A., Environmental Science and Policy, Duke University
  • Evans, C., Wong, A., Snow, C., Choate, A., & Rodehorst, B. (2014). Indicator-Based Vulnerability Screening for Improving Infrastructure Resilience to Climate Change Risks. In ICSI 2014: Creating Infrastructure for a Sustainable World (pp. 215–228). American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Rowan, E., Snow, C., Choate, A., Rodehorst, B., Asam, S., Hyman, R. Kafalenos, R, and Gye, A. (2014). Indicator Approach for Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability in Transportation Infrastructure. In Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2459: Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Evacuation, and Logistics of Disaster Recovery 2014 (pp.18-28). Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
  • Beucler, Brian; Choate, Anne; Dix, Brenda; Hyman, Robert; Kafalenos, Robert; Kuna, Jess; Rodehorst, Beth; Snow, Cassandra. (October 2014). “Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2; Assessing Transportation System Vulnerability to Climate Change: Synthesis of Lessons Learned and Methods Applied.” U.S. Department of Transportation. FHWA Report # FHWA-HEP-15-007.
  • Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, and B.C. Stewart (eds.). (2018). Transportation. In Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States: Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II.