Joe Cascio is a visiting scholar and co-director of the Environmental and Energy Management Institute (EEMI) at George Washington University. He has over 30 years of experience in environmental management and public policy development; was with IBM from 1970 to 1996 and the Federal Environmental Executive within the Council on Environmental Quality of the Executive Office of the President in 2008-2009. He worked both prior and subsequent to this last position as a consultant in the public and private sectors developing and implementing environmental management systems. At GW, he is in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, building EEMI to promote both education and the application of national and international standards for the management of environmental, energy and sustainability challenges facing organizations and communities throughout the Nation and the World.
Joe was chairman of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group on the ISO-14000 series of standards from 1991 to 2003. In this role, he served as the lead U.S. negotiator on the International Technical Committee (TC207) of ISO that developed those standards. From 2003 to 2013, he was chairman of Subcommittee Four of TC207 for the development of standards for environmental performance evaluation. He has co-chaired the U.S. Liaison Group for Management System Standards since 1994 and is a member of the ANAB Accreditation Council.