Retired Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs
Joseph Desmond was the Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Katerra. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications for BrightSource Energy, where he brought more than three decades of private and public energy sector experience and oversaw communications, marketing, and government and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining BrightSource Energy, Desmond served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Ice Energy, Inc. and Senior Vice President of External Affairs at NorthernStar Natural Gas. Desmond served in numerous executive roles under California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger including Deputy Secretary of Energy for the State Resources Agency, Chairman of the California Energy Commission and Undersecretary for Energy Affairs. Prior to public service, Desmond spent four years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Infotility, Inc. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Electronic Lighting, Inc., and Vice President of Parke Industries. Desmond earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, finance and management from Northeastern University where he graduated magna cum laude.