Kathleen McGinty

Emeritus Board Member

Global Vice President for Government Relations, Johnson Controls

Kathleen McGinty

Kathleen A. “Katie” McGinty is Partner at Militia Hill Ventures, a firm that creates and develops transformative life sciences companies in the Philadelphia region. In 2016 she was the Democratic Nominee for US Senate in Pennsylvania. McGinty’s public sector career includes serving as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality and as Deputy Assistant to President Bill Clinton, and as Secretary of Environmental Protection under Governor Ed Rendell. She is credited with successfully attracting thousands of renewable energy jobs and a billion in new investment to Pennsylvania while serving as Secretary.

In the private sector, McGinty led a business cleaning up and redeveloping “brownfield properties” and developing renewable energy projects. As an Operating Partner with a private equity fund, she helped build successful growth strategies for mid-stage clean energy, water, and efficiency companies. She also started her own small company and has been a Director on public and private company boards. McGinty currently serves on the boards of the Energy Futures Initiative, the Committee of Seventy, and the American Sustainable Business Council. McGinty’s career was launched when she was awarded the Congressional Fellowship of the American Chemical Society and went to work for then-Senator Al Gore developing legislation to strengthen the competitiveness of U.S. high tech companies that commercialize basic research.

McGinty was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland. And she was named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment. She holds a degree in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University and a law degree from Columbia University, as well as three honorary doctorate degrees.