Deron Lovaas is the Federal Transportation Policy Director for Natural Resources Defense Council. He has worked at the intersection of transportation, energy and environmental policy for fifteen years and recently served as the chief strategist for major bipartisan oil savings policy and the 2005 federal transportation bill. He is also a member of the Board of 2020 Vision, an energy and security group, and Chair of the Air Quality Public Advisory Committee for the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region. Lovaas has testified before Congress several times and authored numerous analyses, reports and articles. He has his own blog at http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dlovaas. Previous to his seven years at NRDC, Lovaas worked, among other places, for the National Wildlife Federation, the Sierra Club and Maryland's Department of Environment. Lovaas is a graduate of the University of Virginia who grew up in other countries including Honduras, Panama and Niger.