Board of Directors

Margo Oge
Board Chair Emeritus

Margo T. Oge is the former Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a position that culminated a 32-year career with the EPA. During her 18-year tenure as Director of OTAQ, Margo Oge was the chief architect of the most important achievements in the history of air pollution control in the U.S. transportation sector, including programs that reduced emissions from gasoline and diesel-fueled automobiles, trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles by up to 99 percent. She led the EPA’s development of the first-ever national greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and heavy-duty trucks, helped establish the Renewable Fuels Standard, and was instrumental in establishing the United Nations process on global harmonization of transportation emissions standards, worldwide.

Margo has been a Member of the Board since 2014 and served as Board Chair from 2020 to 2023. She now serves as Board Chair Emeritus. In addition to her work with the ICCT, Margo is also a Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Distinguished Fellow with ClimateWorks Foundation, Member of the Advisory Board of UC Davis Institute of Transportation and Member of the Advisory Board of Climate Imperative Foundation. She has served as a Member of the Volkswagen Group’s Global Sustainability Council, a Director of the National Academies’ Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and Member of the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Change Research Program. She is the acclaimed author of Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Clean Cars and a contributor to Forbes. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, PBS, NPR, The Hill, Fortune, Time, and Huffington Post.