Margo Oge retired as director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality after thirty-two years with the EPA. While at the EPA, she was a chief architect of the most important improvements of air quality from the transportation sector ever, resulting in the prevention of 40,000 premature deaths and hundreds of thousands of cases of respiratory illness. She received Presidential Awards from Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and numerous environmental and industry awards. In commending her achievements, President Obama wrote, “Under your tireless leadership, we have realized significant environmental achievements in the transportation sector, from making diesel fuels cleaner to finalizing the most aggressive fuel economy standards for cars and trucks out to model year 2025.”
Margo is vice-chairman of the board of DeltaWing Technologies, which is creating a new, high-efficiency passenger car based on the DeltaWing race car, and is a board member of the National Academy of Sciences, UCS, ICCT, and ACE. She also sit on a Department of Energy advisory committee on hydrogen and fuel cells and a National Academy of Sciences advisory committee on US global climate change research. Margo has an MS in engineering from the University of Massachusetts–Lowell and attended George Washington and Harvard Universities. She resides in McLean, Virginia.