Phyllis Cuttino

Phyllis Cuttino

  • Director
  • Clean Energy Initiative and Flood-Prepared Communities,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Phyllis Cuttino directs Pew’s clean energy, flood-prepared communities, and national security, energy, and climate projects—initiatives intended to promote sustainable development, safe communities, and a strong economy.

She joined Pew in 2007 as director of its campaign for fuel efficiency, which played a critical role in securing passage of the first increase in federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in more than 30 years. She went on to lead Pew’s work on accelerating clean energy progress in the United States. In 2015, Cuttino also assumed oversight of Pew’s policy initiative to prepare for and mitigate the effects of frequent or extreme natural disasters on American homes, businesses, communities, infrastructure, natural habitats, and the economy.

Cuttino’s professional experience includes policy, strategic communications, and campaigns. She served on the senior staffs of two U.S. senators and was vice president of public affairs at the United Nations Foundation. As senior vice president at a communications consulting firm in Washington, Cuttino helped Fortune 500 companies and nongovernmental organizations influence public policy and increase awareness of critical issues.

Cuttino holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Furman University.

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