NANCY PFEFFER, the founder and President of Network Public Affairs, provides environmental and transportation policy consulting services for public, private, and non-profit clients, including local governments and transportation agencies. Her work focuses on equity and environmental justice analyses for major regional transportation projects, and on regional planning and land use issues, including greenhouse gas emissions reduction. She presents the findings of her work to elected officials, agency staff, and public audiences, and is a frequent public speaker and moderator at professional conferences.
Ms. Pfeffer has developed and implemented methodologies for equity and environmental justice analysis for transportation plans and projects. She conducts assessments of equity (fairness) of managed lane projects for state and regional transportation agencies. Her work in this arena has been recognized by the Transportation Research Board, a part of the National Academy of Sciences.
Ms. Pfeffer serves as Director of Regional Planning for the Gateway Cities Council of Governments. This role keeps her engaged in regional transportation planning and associated issues such as goods movement, sustainable communities planning, energy, air quality, and active transportation. She also applies her broad knowledge of sustainability to develop and teach courses on “greening” to professionals in the logistics industry.
Ms. Pfeffer holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry & Physics from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Public Policy, with environmental focus, from the University of Southern California. She is active in her home community of Long Beach, where she has been appointed by the Mayor to serve on the board of Long Beach Transit. She also serves on the boards of the non-profits City Fabrick and FuturePorts, and is a member of the Government Affairs Council of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the Leadership Long Beach Institute (Class of 2008).
Before founding Network Public Affairs, Ms. Pfeffer worked as a Program Manager and Senior Planner at the Southern California Association of Governments. During this time she managed the agency’s goods movement program, environmental justice program, and public outreach for the 2004 Regional Transportation Plan. In prior positions, she worked as a public policy analyst for ARCO, an international oil company that is now part of British Petroleum; for Environmental Resources Management, an international environmental consulting firm; and for Martin Marietta, an aerospace company that is now part of Lockheed Martin.
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