Margo Oge served the United States Environmental Protection Agency for 32 years from 1980 to September 2012. She is widely recognized as being a key architect of the agency’s efforts to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
During her recent 18-year tenure as director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, Oge was the chief architect of the most important achievements in the history of air pollution control in the U.S. transportations sector. These included programs that reduced emissions from automobiles and gasoline fuel, trucks, buses, off-road vehicles including locomotives marine vessels and diesel fuel up to 99 percent. Combined, the programs are estimated to prevent over 40,000 premature deaths and hundreds of thousands of respiratory illnesses each year.
Oge earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Massachusetts. She also studied economics at The George Washington University and completed the Senior Executive Program in government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.