About ICF

Jerry Stedge, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Economics

Jerry Stedge, Ph.D., is an economist with more than 32 years of experience helping government agencies protect the environment, use natural resources wisely, and improve public health and safety.

Jerry Stedge, Ph.D., is a senior director of economics at ICF and brings more than 32 years of experience in regulatory development, water resource management, analytical model development, risk assessment and management, and helping government use data to make better decisions.

Jerry excels at leading interdisciplinary teams as they develop innovative models and tools that support his clients’ success. As an example, for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Jerry led the development of the SafeWater Model and the Water Health and Economics Tool. He also designed and managed the development of the National Flood Risk Characterization Tool, the Multi-Year Investment Strategy Budget Optimization application, and the e-Risk Register for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Jerry is also an experienced business leader. He has built and led a consulting practice focused on helping government agencies develop and implement policies and programs related to environmental protection and natural resource management. He has captured and managed multi-million-dollar mission support contracts with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Jerry has received multiple awards and commendations for his work. In 2020, he was awarded the Annual Corporate Award for Technical Innovation for the development of the e-Risk Register. In 2007, he was named to the USACE Institute for Water Resources Team of the Year, received the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Public Service and the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force Plaque of Appreciation for his work on the interagency forensic study of Hurricane Katrina. He also was named to the USACE Institute for Water Resources Team of the Year in 1996 for his work on developing methods for valuing ecosystem services.

"As an economist, I estimate the costs, benefits, and impacts of public and private programs and projects. But, more importantly, as a trusted advisor, I help my clients understand and use this information to make the best possible decisions."
  • Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • M.S., University of New Hampshire, Resource Economics
  • B.S., Plymouth State College, Applied Economics