ClimaTwin welcomes Kevin as Senior Advisor – Public Policy, Partnerships, and Communications. Mr. Samy joins ClimaTwin after having served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Climate Policy and Communications Advisor in multiple posts including: on the White House climate team, at the Pentagon as speechwriter and advisor to the Secretary of Defense, at the US Department of Energy as Special Assistant to the Energy Secretary, and at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Chief Speechwriter and advisor to then-Administrator Gina McCarthy. Mr. Samy also brings extensive experience in the private sector, including in electric mobility and early/growth stage climate tech.
“Kevin is a generational leader in climate tech and policy,” said Adam Omansky, Co-founder & CEO of ClimaTwin. “Understanding climate risk for infrastructure assets is an immediate and critical must-have for engineers, owner-operators, and governments alike – the built environment lacks hyper-local insights to mitigate climate risks and assess adaptation actions across the total asset lifecycle, from planning and design through to operations and maintenance. We are excited that Kevin is joining our leadership team, bringing his decade-plus expertise to support our public and private partnerships, policy, and communications.”
Mr. Samy is a Climate and Energy fellow at the Truman National Security Project.
ClimaTwin’s rapid development required a senior leader to guide its communications team. Mr. Samy will lead these efforts and shepherd key partners through identifying infrastructure hazards, vulnerabilities, risks, and respective mitigation programs.
Mr. Samy received his graduate degree from Yale’s School for the Environment and his undergraduate degree from Miami University.