Hugh Roberts

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Hugh J. Roberts, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has nearly 20 years of experience working with decision makers around the country in addressing essential questions of climate and flood resilience. Roberts’ applied research focuses on climate adaptation for communities and ecosystems, working with interdisciplinary teams at the intersection of engineering design, planning, policy research, ecology, and technology solutions.

Roberts’ decades of experience working with municipalities and regions facing climate change-driven economic, societal, and environmental risks has helped inform the tough decisions community, regional, state, and national leaders are making as they work to adapt to a changing environment. His experience working across multiple levels of government, and with collaborators in industry, universities, and research institutions, has helped communities develop approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation that both address the local needs and builds off lessons learned and replicable processes developed by communities facing similar challenges.