Public policy expert Michael Jung has been named the first executive director of the ICF Climate Center, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the energy industry, public service and clean technology sector to the role.
The ICF Climate Center is a resource hub for knowledge and insights on climate mitigation, resilience and adaptation, drawn from ICF’s over 2,000 climate, energy and environment professionals. As its executive director, Jung will work to expand the Climate Center’s initiative of publishing climate change reports and amplifying ICF’s work across a broad range of climate change topics.
To do so, Jung will draw on his strong background and expertise in the utilities space, as his career in energy has reached across both investor-owned and consumer-owned utilities. Jung began his career managing environmental and climate change policy at American Electric Power, later served as a policy adviseor to governors and most recently was vice president for government affairs at the Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative.
This hire is significant for ICF as it continues to serve federal, state and local, and private organizations on climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience. It also builds on the Climate Center’s work of publishing insights that help establish clear pathways to addressing climate change.
In the exclusive video above, Jung sat down with WashingtonExec’s Amanda Ziadeh to talk about his new role and share background on the Climate Center and its mission. Plus, he shares some of the center’s recent work and findings, and tells us the meaning and significance of the “Read” sign behind him.