Catherine Potter

Sustainability and Business Strategist

A resident of Washington, DC for more than 10 years, Catherine brings a wealth of professional experience at the intersection of environmental sustainability and business to UER, which will foster UER’s strategic growth as it pursues its environmental mission. 

Currently Catherine serves as senior officer for a nonprofit organization, where she works on a range of initiatives designed to enhance organizational excellence. Prior to her current role, Catherine worked as Director of Global Sustainability at Johnson Controls, and before that, as a Director at PwC, where she led business development and consulted to a wide range of global corporate clients on sustainability, including helping companies identify product and service innovations that would help protect the environment and grow revenue.  As an early employee of Opower, a leader in energy efficiency software as a service, Catherine worked with electric and gas utilities across the U.S. to drive energy efficiency through a platform of innovative tools designed to engage customers on saving energy using behavioral science and marketing tools.  Catherine also previously worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company, leading quantitative and qualitative analysis for corporate strategy projects. She started her career in the public sector, first working for the U.S. Department of Transportation and then for U.S. Senator Durbin as his energy and environment adviser, where she worked on a range of policy issues, including nuclear waste, fuel efficiency for cars and trucks, and clean water.