Prior to joining CGCN, Szabo was senior counsel for the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). In that role, he provided interpretations of environmental, energy and natural resources statutes and regulations for the administration. Before working at CEQ, Szabo served as a senior policy advisor and policy analyst for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB)’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), where he worked on domestic energy and environmental regulatory policy, as well as international regulatory cooperation and coherence with representatives from Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia, Indonesia and Korea. Before working at the White House, he began his government career as an analyst for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Szabo is from the D.C. area, having earned a B.A. in Economics, Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.