Full Name
Kate Iovanna
Job Title
Deputy Director for Energy Transitions Solutions, Office of Energy Transformation, Bureau of Energy Resources
U.S. Department of State
Speaker Bio
Kate Iovanna is an energy and environmental specialist with over 20 years of experience in power sector planning and design, regulation and policy, and climate mitigation and resilience. Prior to joining the Department of State in 2024, Kate led the development and implementation of power sector infrastructure, utility and regulatory reform, and institutional development projects at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, working in a number of countries in Africa and Central America. Projects included renewable energy, transmission, distribution, and off-grid projects to increase access to electricity.
Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Iovanna worked in the Sustainable Development Department of the Inter-American Development Bank, at Louis Berger on energy efficiency, and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Protection Partnerships Division on energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, including landfill methane-to-power and the launching of the Green Power Partnership program.
Ms. Iovanna received her M.A. in International Relations from John Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), with a concentration in energy policy and finance. She earned her B.A. in environmental science from Duke University. She received certification as a LEED Green Associate and as a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Kate Iovanna