Kathleen McGinty joined WESTON in October 2010 to lead its Green Development business. Ms. McGinty is helping drive their growth in community re-building by remediating and redeveloping marginalized properties and by optimizing or repurposing assets. She is working to identify, finance and build clean energy projects, grow their strategic sustainability services and develop innovative clean water investments. Ms. McGinty is also an Operating Partner of Element Partners, a clean technology investment firm. She serves on the board of directors at NRG Energy, Inc., a leading wholesale power company, and Iberdrola USA, a gas and electric utility.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Ms. McGinty was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), where she served from January 2003 until July 2008. During her tenure, she helped attract some of the biggest renewable energy companies in the world to Pennsylvania. She served as Deputy Assistant to President Bill Clinton and chaired the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) from 1993 to 1998, spent a year in India as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Tata Energy Research Institute, and later became Vice President for Asset Management at Natsource LLC, a company involved in energy and environmental transactions. Ms. McGinty holds a J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from St. Joseph’s University.