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Kate Brandt

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Ms. Brandt currently serves as Google’s Sustainability Officer, a position which she has held since May 2018, and leads sustainability across Google’s worldwide operations, products and supply chain. In this role, she coordinates with Google’s data centers, real estate, supply chain, and product teams to ensure Google is capitalizing on opportunities to strategically advance sustainability. Before serving as Sustainability Officer, she worked as the Lead for Sustainability at Google from July 2015 to May 2018. Previously Ms. Brandt served as the United States’ first Federal Chief Sustainability Officer from May 2014 to July 2015. In that capacity, she was responsible for promoting sustainability across Federal Government operations including 360,000 buildings, 650,000 vehicles, and $445 billion annually in purchased goods and services. Prior to that, Ms. Brandt held senior roles at the Departments of Energy and Defense. She received an A.B., with honors, from Brown University and an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She serves on the boards of BSR, The Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, The Roosevelt Institute, and the Corporate Eco Forum. Ms. Brandt serves as a Strategic Advisor to LS Power and is being nominated to the board of directors in connection therewith.