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Kerry C. Duggan (she/her) is a national political advisor, visionary climatech executive, public speaker and a former government official. She is a corporate board director, advises numerous climatech companies and funds focused on equitable economic development, climatech and diversity. During the Obama-Biden administration, Duggan served as White House as policy advisor to then Vice President Joe Biden as well as the deputy director of President Barack Obama’s Detroit task force for over six years. She is currently an Appointee to the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious Secretary of Energy’s Advisory board (or SEAB), as well as the Michigan Governor’s Council on Climate Solutions. As a leader in the sustainability movement, Duggan was named the founding director of the University of Michigan’s SEAS Sustainability Clinic.


  • 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
  • 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