Consulting Professor, Stanford University

Cathy Zoi has spent 30 years in the energy and environmental sectors at the nexus between technology and policy.  She served in the Obama Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary, overseeing over $30 billion in energy investments.  In the private sector, Cathy has been an energy investor and operating executive, with bases in both the US and Australia.  She was the founding CEO of the Alliance for Climate Protection established by former Vice President Al Gore.  In the early 1990s, Cathy pioneered the Energy Star program and was Chief of Staff for environmental policy in the Clinton White House.  Cathy has a BS in Geology from Duke and an MS in Engineering from Dartmouth.