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 ~ connector & change agent ~
an intentionally small boutique consulting firm
founded in 2017
Washington, D.C. & Detroit, Michigan

SustainabiliD was founded by a creative innovative thinker/doer with 15+ years of professional experience. Here is a Venn diagram of the things we are most passionate about:



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.

Having worked at the highest levels, influencing the issues she cares about deepest, with a long leash, enabling her to find creative solutions to heady problems (all for great bosses), Kerry counts herself lucky and grateful.






with an eye toward support for clean energy, climate resilience & the environment:

  • building bridges & making connections 
  • public private partnership development 
  • strategic thinking / planning
  • policy development
  • capacity building / technical assistance
  • solving / fixing problems
  • building / organizing for impact
  • direct advice for civic, community & business leaders
  • project leadership
  • public speaking / guest lectures
  • mentoring / coaching




Kerry Duggan is the founder of SustainabiliD, a boutique consulting firm. She is also Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

Until January 2017, Duggan served as Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden, providing routine direct advice to the Vice President on a broad range of policy issues, including energy and environment, climate change (and climate impacts on national security and energy infrastructure), clean energy technology, finance and R&D, water, climate smart resilient cities, and Detroit’s revitalization. She simultaneously served as Deputy Director of the White House’s Detroit Federal Working Group.

Prior to joining the Vice President’s staff, Duggan served as the Secretary of Energy’s Liaison to the City of Detroit where her key areas of focus were the street lighting conversion to LEDs, manufacturing, renewable power generation, energy efficiency and sustainable transportation. Her previous roles at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) include Stakeholder Engagement Director, Director of Legislative, Regulatory & Urban Affairs, and Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.

Earlier positions included leading the federal political and campaigns activities for the non-partisan national League of Conservation Voters (LCV) and serving as Deputy Director at the Michigan LCV. During this time, she worked directly with hundreds of candidates and campaigns in support of a clean energy future at the local, state, and federal level, including direct interviews of major candidates for U.S. House, Senate, and Presidential races. She also held policy and campaign roles with the Michigan Environmental Council.

Duggan earned her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and her M.S. in Natural Resource Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan. As a graduate student at the University of Michigan, she was elected to student government, taught three sections of biology, helped frame the national Coping with Climate Change Summit for the Clinton Global Initiative, facilitated the development of her interdisciplinary master’s project, “Planning for the Strategic Redevelopment of Downtown Detroit”, and co-authored Downtown Detroit in Focus: A profile of market opportunity with The Brookings Institution.

Duggan lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.