Senior Vice President
Anne Choate, SVP for Energy, Environment and Infrastructure at ICF
Anne Choate has been the senior vice president for ICF’s Energy, Environment and Infrastructure operating group since January 2020, directing a team that advises federal, state, local and commercial customers on energy markets, renewables, energy efficiency, electrification, surface transportation, environmental planning, habitat conservation, and climate change.
She first joined ICF in 1995 and has more than 25 years of experience working at the intersection of climate, energy, and transportation. In 2004, Choate began a practice area at ICF focused on climate adaptation, assessing risks to critical infrastructure assets and services, as well as ecosystems, sectors of the economy, and human populations. In 2012, her focus turned exclusively to energy resilience, advising investor-owned utilities on climate and weather threats, and risk-mitigation strategies.
Prior to overseeing climate adaptation and resilience at ICF, Choate led ICF’s practice in state and local clean energy analysis and implementation support with a focus on EPA, state departments of energy and environment, and private sector clients.
Throughout her career, Choate has supported decarbonization planning and carbon target-setting activities across the country; 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.
She served as the principal investigator supporting the Department of Transportation (DoT) on the second phase of the Gulf Coast Project, assessing climate change impacts on transportation infrastructure in the Gulf Coast region. The project was the first of its kind insofar as it demonstrated the power of indicator-based risk screening tools for assessing vulnerability and mitigating risks of climate and weather to critical infrastructure. Seminal work products were released in a national webcast and presented in a series of modules within the virtual Federal Highway Administration adaptation framework.
Anne is a member of the National Academies Transportation Research Board Committee on Extreme Weather and Climate Change, and was an author on the National Climate Assessment, released in November 2018. She also serves as a trustee on the Pennsylvania Board of The Nature Conservancy.
She started her career serving as an intern for the Office of Air Quality, Planning and Standards at the Environmental Protection Agency from 1994 to 1995. Choate earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from Duke University and her master of science in environmental science from John Hopkins University.
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