Katie MacDonald

Katie is a climate leader with over a decade of experience in international development, non-profit leadership, political organizing, business acceleration, and strategic partnerships within the climate space.  Katie joined NYSERDA in February 2020 where she serves as the Assistant Director of Technology to Market managing a team responsible for accelerating climate solutions that New York State needs to reach its nation-leading climate goals.

Katie comes to NYSERDA from Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, where she was Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships responsible for corporate partnerships and industry accelerator programs. At Greentown, Katie designed and scaled the ‘Greentown Launch’ model for corporate / startup partnership development and ran first- of- a- kind programs in energy storage, hydrogen, solar materials, circular economy, and distributed energy resources.

Before Greentown Labs, Katie served as Executive Director of Cleantech Open Northeast, the region’s premier cleantech business accelerator. Katie has worked for organizations including the World Bank, 350.org, and Amherst College to build innovation programs, organize communities, and drive climate impact. Katie sits on the Board of 501CTHREE, a first of a kind non-profit dedicated to catalyzing social and entrepreneurial action on climate and water issues.  Katie also serves on the Advisory Board of the Carbontech Leadership Council, a NYSERDA lead initiative focused on commercializing solutions that can turn CO2 waste into valuable products.