Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, LMI
Sharon Hays has a deep awareness of and appreciation for the challenges the government faces around climate change policy and technical solutions for mitigation and adaptation.
Having served as deputy to the president’s science adviser in a previous administration, Hays led the U.S. delegation to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations body that received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. After leaving the federal government, Hays was appointed by the commerce secretary to the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee.
Now at LMI, she has brought her experience to the private sector, where she emphasizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to help solve climate challenges. LMI has sponsored public forums that bring together government, industry and academic leaders to discuss the effects of climate change on national security policy.
“Climate change is no longer a vague idea or concept to be debated,” Hays said. “Every day, we see the effects of climate change: extreme temperature shifts, wildfires, severe droughts, etc. Addressing and resolving these issues requires national urgency.”
In response to White House executive orders tackling the climate crisis, LMI supports multiple federal agencies at home and abroad. Climate changes have widespread influence on agency strategies but also have specific effects on agency-managed infrastructure, critical supply chains and budget formulation efforts.
“Climate change continues to impact our nation in every possible way,” said Doug Wagoner, LMI president and CEO. “Whether it is our national security, infrastructure or environment, LMI creates innovative solutions to solve our clients’ most complex challenges in this space.”