Head of Institutional Relations and Summit, International Transport Forum — OECD
Mary Crass is Head of Institutional Relations and Summit for the Paris-based International Transport Forum, an intergovernmental organization administratively linked to the OECD. She oversees the ITF’s relations with member countries and outreach to new members; international organizations and associations; the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board; and the annual International Transport Forum Summit in Leipzig each May. She has contributed to the organization’s work on sustainable urban travel, accessible transport and social inclusion, and crime and terrorism issues in transport.
Prior to joining the OECD, Ms. Crass worked as a private consultant focusing on transport and environment issues for, among others, the UN Environment Programme, the European Commission and the OECD, as well as private enterprise. She was previously with a U.S.-based environmental consulting firm specializing in environmental technical assistance work in developing countries and emerging economies.
Ms. Crass has a masters degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with specializations in international economics and energy and environmental policy, and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.