Katie McCormack is the Energy Foundation’s Program Director for West Policy. She manages the solar initiative and strategies to transform the West’s power sector.
Previously, she consulted for the Energy Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation on western and distributed generation strategies. From 1989 to 1997, Katie worked in Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s Research and Development Department, developing the Clean Technology Readiness Acceleration Initiative and supporting regulatory filings. From 1985 to 1989, she worked with a consulting firm that provided program and management support to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Renewable Energy and the California Energy Commission’s Energy Technology Export Program. At the then-Solar Energy Research Institute from 1981 to 1989, she participated in planning and implementing research on building and solar thermal technologies.
Katie holds a B.S. in Political Economy from Colorado College and an M.A. in Policy Analysis from the University of Washington.