Dr. Paula Gant Joins GTI as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Innovation
February 27, 2019
Des Plaines, IL
GTI announced today that Dr. Paula Gant has joined the company as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Innovation. Paula will have broad leadership roles in driving strategy, innovation, and global development to increase GTI’s impact in deploying energy and environmental solutions that enable safe, efficient, and responsible energy supplies.
In this new position, Dr. Gant will oversee the evolution of GTI’s corporate strategy to build value as a leader in the global energy transition; develop a future-focused vision for innovation, commercialization, acquisitions, and new ventures; and deepen engagement with energy leaders around the world on the most pressing issues impacting energy systems worldwide.
“Paula has a strong reputation in the energy industry for her ability to cultivate relationships, drive collaboration, and deliver results with corporate executives and senior government officials,” says David Carroll, GTI President and CEO. “She brings to GTI deep experience and unique capabilities in energy policy and international business development, and is an influential, widely respected voice in global natural gas and energy transition discussions. I am looking forward to her contributions to the vision and leadership of our organization and ongoing role as a thought leader for the industry.”
In private and public sector roles, Dr. Gant has focused on the technology, market, and policy solutions needed to transition energy systems. She has a strong track record in addressing complex business and policy challenges through building effective teams, communicating science and technology impacts, and organizing diverse interests around a common goal.
Previously at the U.S. Department of Energy, Paula served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas. She administered natural gas export regulation, international clean energy deployment initiatives, and R&D programs executed by the National Energy Technology Lab. She previously led policy, regulatory affairs, and strategy for the American Gas Association and directed policy and government affairs for Duke Energy Corporation. She has served on the Economics faculties of the University of Louisville and Louisiana State University.
Dr. Gant is a graduate of Auburn University, Alabama, and McNeese State University, Louisiana.
GTI is a leading research, development and training organization that has been addressing global energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for more than 75 years.
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