Cathy Zoi

Cathy Zoi

Co-founder and President of Odyssey Energy

Cathy Zoi is co-founder and President of Odyssey Energy, a start-up business helping to bring distributed, renewable electricity to communities and businesses in emerging economies. Previously, Cathy served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary and Acting Under Secretary of Energy where she oversaw more than $30 billion in energy investments. Zoi was the founding CEO of Frontier Power (a subsidiary of SunEdison), the Alliance for Climate Protection (established by U.S. Vice President Al Gore), and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (a $50m fund to commercialize clean energy technologies in Australia). Cathy has been an investor at Silver Lake and Bayard Capital, a board member for SES and Pacific Solar, and a management consultant at ICF and Next Energy. She was Chief of Staff for Environmental Policy in the Clinton White House and she pioneered the Energy Star program at the United States EPA. Cathy spent several years at Stanford University, co-founding the Energy Transformation Collaborative (ETC), and remains a Consulting Professor, teaching courses on energy technology commercialization and policy. Cathy is on the boards of Sunco, Ice Energy, Stanford’s Precourt Institute of Energy, and Columbia’s Center on Global Energy Policy. Zoi has a B.S. in Geology from Duke University and a M.S. in engineering from Dartmouth.

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