Katie Mehnert

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Ally Energy & Ambassador to the Dept. of Energy

The modern architect of culture change in energy, Katie Mehnert is the Founder and CEO of ALLY Energy™ the community accelerating connections, jobs, and skills to drive an equitable energy transition.

Katie has held global leadership roles with BP and Shell in safety and environment during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment, and globalization. Katie's early career included consulting with Duke Energy, Entergy, and Enron. Her corporate path drove her to entrepreneurship to help energy companies prepare for the looming talent shortage and workforce diversity needs to address energy poverty and climate change.

In 2020 she was appointed an Ambassador to the United States Department of Energy and in 2019, she testified before Congress on the clean energy workforce of the future. She's published in Scientific American, Forbes, The Hill, CNBC, CNN, and other international outlets. She is also the founder of Lean In Energy, a global nonprofit solely devoted to mentoring in the energy sector. Her book is Grow with the Flow, Embracing Difference, Overcoming Failure and Progress with Purpose. She's also appeared in Hot Money, a 2021 documentary produced by Academy Award-winning actor, Jeff Bridges, and Retired NATO General Wesley Clark and Army Veteran Wes Clark Jr. on the financial complexities of climate change, energy, insurance, and real estate.

Katie is a four-time World Major marathoner having completed London, Chicago, New York, and Berlin. Her husband is VP associate general counsel with Baker Hughes. They live with their 10-year-old daughter in Houston's Energy Corridor.