About ICF

Liz Gormsen

Senior Director, Public Policy
Liz is an expert in the federal regulatory process with 20 years of experience conducting impartial analysis to explain the impacts of public policy and regulatory initiatives.

Liz helps federal government clients analyze the impacts of new policies and regulations. She has regulatory experience across the federal government, including with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Labor, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She specializes in modeling the costs and benefits of policy changes, estimating the paperwork burden of regulatory actions, analyzing public comments, and drafting guidance.

Liz assists agencies as they navigate the pre-rule, proposed rule, and final rule phases of the federal regulatory process. Her work products include draft sections of Federal Register notices consistent with the Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook, regulatory impact analyses complying with Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, and Office of Management and Budget Circular A-4.

Liz began her consulting career with a focus on regulatory programs at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. She has worked on various topics for the agency, including emergency preparedness, physical security, and decommissioning, among others. Before joining ICF, Liz worked for the State of Maryland as a policy analyst, where she analyzed state agency budgetary requests and the fiscal impacts of proposed legislation.

  • M.P.P., University of California Berkeley
  • B.A., Economics with honors, Colgate University