Kerry C. Duggan
Kerry C. Duggan has extensive leadership experience in public-facing roles across all levels of government and the nonprofit sector, with the unique ability to build and manage teams to solve complex social challenges and build resilient communities. She has moved fluidly between federal, state and local policy & politics to implementation & deployment, and has expertise in clean energy technology, the environment and climate smart cities.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Directly advised and counseled Vice President Joe Biden on a broad policy portfolio, including all matters relating to clean energy technology, finance, and research and development, energy infrastructure, climate change and impacts on national security, the environment and water, resilience, climate smart cities and distressed communities.
US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Served as Secretary Moniz’s first of its kind, singular appointee to a city, embed as full-time federal staff at City Hall in Detroit to represent the President and Secretary while providing capacity, technical assistance and routine direct advice to the Mayor, Cabinet and community stakeholders, with a focus on advanced lighting, manufacturing, renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable clean transportation (mobility), green infrastructure, workforce and economic development.
MICHIGAN LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
Formulated and directed strategic plans and developed supporting tactics, including hiring and managing staff to meet organizational goals of adoption of energy efficiency and renewable energy policies, incentives and technologies. Advised Executive Director on all business matters, staffing and budget issues, including identifying development opportunities with major donors and foundations. Planned, hosted and executed elegant events, including a televised Gubernatorial forum with multiple media sponsors and private fundraising events across the state with high-level special guests. Represented the organization before the press, media, partner organizations, elected officials, stakeholders, and the general public.
University of Michigan. Masters of Science. Natural Resource Policy & Behavior. Master’s Research: “Planning for the Strategic Redevelopment of Downtown Detroit” in partnership with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Downtown Detroit Partnership, The Brookings Institution, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Social Compact, Inc. Elected Representative on SNRE student government, Co-founded and edited the school’s monthly newsletter. Recipient, 2006 Connell Fellowship for Leadership. Completed degree in three semesters.
University of Vermont. Bachelors of Science. Environmental Studies. Selected member of the Environmental Program search committee for tenure-track professor and as Teaching Assistant for core introductory Environmental Studies course. Awarded NCAA Division I Women's basketball scholarship. Awarded NCAA Division I Women's basketball scholarship.