Dr. Kathryn Clay is the Vice President for Policy Strategy at the American Gas Association. In this role, Kathryn drives thought-leadership on natural gas utility demand growth and engages in stakeholder outreach to achieve the industry’s policy and growth objectives. Previously, Kathryn managed the joint AGA-ANGA Drive Natural Gas Initiative and AGA’s policy and regulatory efforts around natural gas vehicles. She is also the Interim Executive Director for NGVAmerica and has served as Executive Director of the American Gas Foundation since 2011.
Previously, Dr. Clay was the Vice President of Research and Technology Policy for the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. She served as a member of the professional staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where she worked to develop the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005. She was also centrally involved in the development and passage of legislation (the America COMPETES Act of 2007) to promote federal investment in science and the development of innovative technologies.
Dr. Clay has also served in positions with the staff of the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, at the Massachusetts Division of Energy Resources, and as a research fellow in the Alternate Fuels Vehicle Division of Ford Motor Company. She is an adjunct professor of physics at Georgetown University, as well as the co-founder of the University’s Program on Science in the Public Interest. She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.