Joan Pellegrino, Vice President,
Science and Technology Division

Joan Pellegrino, vice president of Energetics’ Science and Technology division, is an expert with more than 25 years of experience analyzing advanced industrial technologies (chemicals, petroleum refining, and energy systems), bioenergy systems, and measurement technologies. She has broad experience in climate change policy and conducts strategic and research and development planning. She is a professional facilitator and has assisted in developing more than 50 technology roadmaps on a wide variety of topics. Joan joined Energetics in 1988 and has an M.S. in chemical engineering from Auburn University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Contact: 410-953-6202 |

Joan Pellegrino, Vice President, Science and Technology Division

Joan Pellegrino, Vice President, Science and Technology Division

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Kate Schwartzer, Vice President, sustainability and Resilience Division

Kate Schwartzer, vice president of Energetics’ Electricity and Resilience Division, is an expert in public policy research and analysis, project management, strategic planning, and meeting facilitation. She has broad experience in homeland security and resilience, critical infrastructure (including dams, energy, emergency services, and transportation), and state government operations. As a professional facilitator, Kate leads discussions with decision-makers on topics such as stakeholder needs and requirements, policy recommendation identification, strategic planning, and emergency preparation and response. In addition, she is the principal author of over 50 reports focused on partnership cultivation, critical infrastructure security and resilience, and best practices for all levels of government and multiple industries. Prior to joining Energetics in 2008, Kate worked for the Governor of Delaware, where she managed policy analysis and advocacy portfolios, advised the Governor’s national association leadership positions, and served as the principal advisor to three Governor-appointed commissions. Kate has a B.A. in international relations from the University of Redlands and an M.A. in international affairs / security policy strategies from George Washington University.

Contact: 202-406-4108 |