Finance and Administration
The Honorable Kathleen A. McGinty is founding partner, Peregrine Technology Partners LLC, a firm focused on the commercialization of clean technologies. She is also a Director at NRG Energy, Inc., a leading wholesale power company.
Ms. McGinty recently stepped down as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and as Chair of the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority. During her tenure, she helped lead the state’s successful effort to attract market-leading renewable energy companies to headquarter and manufacture in Pennsylvania, bringing more than $1 billion in new investment and creating some 3,000 new jobs.
Previous to her service in Pennsylvania, Ms. McGinty was Bill Clinton’s Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and Legislative Assistant and Environmental Advisor to then-Senator Al Gore. She also was a Senior Visiting Fellow for a year in New Delhi, India at TERI, the Tata Energy Research Institute. Ms. McGinty holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Saint Joseph’s University and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law. She and her husband Dr. Karl Hausker have three daughters and live in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.