Michael Savonis has 29 years of experience in transportation policy, with extensive expertise in climate change, air quality, and emerging environmental issues. He was instrumental in the creation of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Center for Climate Change and has contributed to several seminal works on the impacts of climate change on infrastructure.
Mr. Savonis directed the Gulf Coast Study for the U.S. Global Change Research Program and co-authored the transportation section of Global Climate Change Impacts in the U.S. (2009), the 2nd U.S. National Climate Assessment for the Executive Office of the President.
Mr. Savonis has a master's degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo.