Carol J. Battershell

Distinguished Associate

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Carol J. Battershell served as Principal Deputy Director in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this position she was one of the Agency’s senior executives and worked closely with members of the Secretary of Energy and the Under Secretaries Offices.

In her ten years with the Department of Energy (2008-2018), Carol led multi-billion dollar technical programs; ran the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy field operations office which at its peak was responsible for approximately $7 billion of grants, research and construction; and was a key contributor on two multi-Agency energy policy reviews.

Prior to the Department of Energy, Carol worked for 25 years (1983-2008) in the energy industry
for BP. With BP she worked in a variety of locations in the United States, and spent ten years
living and working in Europe.

In her career at BP she held roles in operations management, strategy development, financial management, and policy development. She began her career as a refinery environmental engineer in Ohio. Her last role at BP was in London as Vice President, Policy and Strategy for BP Alternative Energy where she was instrumental in developing the business case for an $8 billion investment to launch that new division.

Carol holds a BS in Engineering from Purdue University with a specialization in environmental engineering and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Carol was an Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) Board member (2016-2017) as well as the Nominating Committee chair and an Audit Committee member. She completed the Kellogg Business School Board Director Development Program. Carol previously served as a member of the California Fuel Cell Board, the European Union Hydrogen Initiative Advisory Council, and was appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy Freedom Car and Fuel Partnership Advisory Board.

Recently retired from full-time employment, Carol currently serves on the advisory board for the Energy Policy Institute and as a board member or advisor for three women in energy organizations – Lean In Energy, Ally, and the Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E).

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