Catherine Jereza

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transmission Permitting & Technical Assistance, Office of Electricity, U.S. Department of Energy


Catherine (Katie) Jereza is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transmission Permitting & Technical Assistance (TPTA) in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE). She is responsible for leading the Department’s efforts to promote reliable, resilient, and affordable electricity infrastructure. Jereza has 25 years of experience leading multiple startup, turnaround, and major problem solving initiatives in the energy, water, and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining OE, Jereza was the Director for Infrastructure Resilience at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) where she co-led the smarter energy infrastructure initiative and facilitated the “Creating Renewable Energy Opportunities” for the Utility-Corporate Buyer Collaborative Forum. As Program Director at Energetics Incorporated, Jereza facilitated the design and launch of the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) initiative. She holds an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and BS in Chemical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.