4 - 6 April, 2018 - Austin, TX
Kathleen Baireuther is an entrepreneurial economist that loves to solve big, messy problems. She has focused her career at the intersection of economic development and sustainability (mobility, transportation, cleantech, and renewable energy). She translates between the public and private sectors to identify opportunities for collaboration, design strategies, and implement them efficiently.
As a Manager in Rocky Mountain Institute’s Mobility Transformation program, she was focused on launching and managing new mobility pilots in Austin, Texas, that will reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector (read: luring Texans out of their cars). Her previous professional experience spans clean energy, technology commercialization, and community and economic development.
In her free time, she reviews applications for a number of startup accelerators and mentor entrepreneurs, row crew, and do yoga. She has lived and worked on four continents and loves to travel, but she has been proud to call Austin home for nearly a decade.