KERRY C. DUGGAN

Powered by sustainability practices and obsessed with centering equity while delivering climate solutions

ESG, Sustainability & Climatech Executive. Working with game-changers to solve the climate crisis.

Kerry C. Duggan (she/her) is a national political advisor, visionary climatech executive, and a former government official. During the Obama-Biden administration, Duggan served as White House Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of Vice President Biden and Deputy Director of President Obama’s Detroit task force. Duggan is a leader in the sustainability movement, having been named the founding director of the University of Michigan’s SEAS Sustainability Clinic in Detroit and holding several public leadership roles, including at the U.S. Department of Energy.

After the 2020 election, Duggan was a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Team on the Department of Energy Agency Review Team. In May 2020, Duggan was named a member of the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force on Climate Change and later co-chaired the climate change policy committee as a surrogate for the Biden campaign. In 2021, Duggan was appointed to the Department of Energy’s prestigious Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, serving under Secretary Jennifer Granholm. Governor Gretchen Whitmer also appointed Duggan to the State of Michigan’s Council on Climate Solutions.

Duggan is the founder and CEO of SustainabiliD, a woman-owned, woman service-disabled veteran operated, Detroit-based diverse small business working with gamechangers to equitably solve the climate crisis. Duggan is also a corporate board director and advises numerous climatech companies and funds.

FORMER EXPERIENCE

Academic
  • Founding Director, SEAS Sustainability Clinic
  • University Liggett School, Trustee
  • University of Michigan:
    • Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, External Advisory Board
    • School for Environment & Sustainability, External Advisory Board
    • Alumni Leadership Council, Council Member-at-Large
    • Climate Change Research Assistant
  • Detroit Country Day School, Alumni Mentor
Political
  • 2020 Biden for President, Climate, Energy & Environment Policy Committee, Co-Chair
  • 2020 Democratic National Convention, Platform Committee, Biden Appointee
  • Biden Appointee to the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force on Climate Change
Public Sector
  • City of Detroit Census Complete Count Committee, Co-Chair Outreach Committee
The Obama-Biden White House
  • Office of the Vice President, Deputy Director for Policy
  • Detroit Federal Working Group, Deputy Director
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Office of Secretary, Liaison to the City of Detroit
  • Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE):
    • Director of Stakeholder Engagement
  • Director of Legislative, Regulatory & Urban Affairs
Non-Profit Sector
  • League of Conservation Voters (LCV), Campaigns Project Manager & PAC Coordinator, IE Campaign Director
  • Michigan LCV, Deputy Director & Director of Development
  • Michigan Environmental Council (MEC), Policy Specialist, Case Manager, Southeast Michigan Representative