Michael Boots

Senior Fellow,
The Aspen Institute

Michael Boots is a senior fellow at The Aspen Institute, where he works with both the Business and Society Program and the Energy and Environment Program. In his role as a Senior Fellow, Boots advises these Institute programs on issues at the intersection of business, civil society and the environment.

Prior to joining the Institute, Boots led the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he served as President Obama’s primary environmental advisor. Boots was responsible for collaborating with members of the Cabinet to develop and implement the Administration’s environmental, climate, clean energy, and conservation policies. In his six years at the White House, he also led the President’s Task Force on climate preparedness and resilience – working with 26 governors and mayors to deliver more than 100 recommendations that better prepare our communities and infrastructure for future climate impacts.

Boots received his Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse