Phyllis Cuttino

Director, Clean Energy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Phyllis Cuttino is director of Pew’s Clean Energy Program, which advocates for national policies that promote the economic, environmental and national security benefits of the clean energy economy. She joined The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007 as project director for the Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency, which played a critical role in passage of the first increase in federal fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks in more than 30 years.

Before joining Pew, Cuttino worked on the senior staffs of Sen. Brock Adams of Washington and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. She also served as vice president of public affairs for the United Nations Foundation (UNF) and the Better World Fund, programs developed from Ted Turner’s $1 billion gift to U.N. causes. At UNF, she oversaw communications activities as well as a $50 million grant portfolio. As a senior vice president at a strategic communications consulting firm in Washington, Cuttino helped Fortune 500 companies, international and domestic nongovernmental organizations and U.N. entities to influence public policy and increase awareness of critical issues.

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