WashingtonExec has awarded ICF Executive Vice President of Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Anne Choate with the Longevity Award, which recognizes executives who have made outstanding contributions to their companies throughout the years.
Choate has been with ICF since 1995. Nearly 30 years ago, she knew she wanted to work on the impacts of climate change and extreme weather, but also wanted to be at a place where she could continuously learn, grow and make an impact. She found that at ICF.
In her early role, Choate contributed to the annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory and modeling life-cycle carbon emissions for consumer products. Today, she leads an organization of over 2,500 professionals, who advise clients on some of the toughest challenges.
Choate has embraced being a life-long learner at ICF. Another value she’s taken to heart is to challenge assumptions. And she encourages her teams to do the same: be curious, learn and grow, but also to anticipate change and adapt accordingly.
John Wasson, ICF chair and CEO, describes Choate’s leadership style as “thoughtful” and “motivating” and one that inspires her teams to aspire for excellence. Through her work and her personal philanthropic efforts in climate change awareness and conservation, “Anne is a leader who both talks the talk and walks the walk,” Wasson added.
In a time when job hopping happens more than ever and phrases like “quiet quitting” have become popular, the Longevity Award honors an executive’s long-standing commitments to one company. This award recognizes their contributions to organizational growth, culture, mentorship, and knowledge sharing; plus, the journey of evolving and growing with an organization’s success.
WashingtonExec is honored to present this award to Choate to celebrate her three decades of excellence.