Greentown Labs Board Member
Chair, 38 North Solutions
Katherine is Chair of 38 North Solutions and has for the second year been named one of the 500 most influential people in Washington, DC, by Washingtonian magazine. As an international policy expert, Katherine was an original and longtime host of The Energy Gang podcast and is now a regular contributor to The Carbon Copy podcast. Katherine has led several councils of the World Economic Forum as a global policy and technology thought leader and is currently a Senior Executive in Clean Power and Electrification. She is Vice Chair of the board of Greentown Labs, with start-up hubs in Somerville, MA and Houston, TX and serves as a Non-Executive Director at Smarter Grid Solutions.
Katherine served as President of the GridWise Alliance, advocating for smart grid funding in the Obama Administration’s Recovery Act. Prior to that role, Katherine was a policy advisor for Good Energies, Inc., a private investment company with a portfolio in clean energy technologies of nearly $6 billion. She co-directed the American Bioenergy Association, working with the states of Maryland and New Jersey to develop renewable portfolio standards. At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Katherine led buildings research and then managed government relations in Washington, DC. Katherine spent a decade at Virginia Power, designing grids and managing commercial customer projects. Katherine studied electrical engineering at Northern Virginia Community College and holds degrees from Cornell University and the Sorbonne. Katherine was previously profiled and listed on the #Solar100 board by kWh Analytics and received a Cleanie Award as Entrepreneur of the Year.