Press release

ICCT’s Executive Director Joins White House Climate Policy Office as Senior Director of Transportation Emissions

May 10 (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the International Council on Clean Transportation announced that its founding Executive Director, Drew Kodjak, will join the Biden-Harris Administration to serve as Senior Director of Transportation Emissions in the White House Climate Policy Office.

Under Kodjak’s 18 years of leadership, the ICCT has consistently provided first-rate, unbiased research and technical analysis to transportation environmental regulators. During his tenure, the ICCT supported air pollution and climate change policies in major vehicle markets such as the United States, Europe, China, India, and Brazil. He also oversaw opening offices in Berlin, Germany; San Francisco, CA; São Paulo, Brazil; and most recently, an expansion in Delhi, India. The organization now employs more than 140 researchers, consultants, administrators, and support staff worldwide.

“Drew has been a leader in decarbonizing transportation for more than 30 years. He has shown brilliance and dedication in accelerating the decarbonization of the transportation sector,” says Rachel Muncrief, who has assumed the role of Acting Executive Director at the ICCT.

“Drew will be missed here at the ICCT. However, the Board of Directors is excited and pleased to have Rachel Muncrief stepping in as our Acting Executive Director and Stephanie Searle as the new Deputy Director. They are outstanding leaders with deep and broad expertise. They will ensure that the important work of the ICCT continues uninterrupted,” said Margo Oge, Chair of the ICCT Board of Directors.


Michael Doerrer, Director of Communications

About the International Council on Clean Transportation:

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is an independent research organization providing first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. Founded in 2001, we are a nonprofit organization working under grants and contracts from private foundations and public institutions. Find us at