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Kate Burson

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Kate Burson, Independent Director

  • Kate is the Principal and Founder of KCB Advisers where she works with seed to growth stage clean technology companies (energy, mobility, and natural resource management) on growth, market development, market entry and business development strategies

  • Previously, Kate worked at Tesla where she was among the first commercial hires for its energy business. She led market entry, policy, and business development for energy storage across the east coast

  • Prior to joining Tesla, Kate co-led energy policy for New York state.  Kate developed and deployed a new strategy for a distributed, networked electric grid – powered by clean energy. Her initiative grew into the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision, REV, which Kate co-developed and managed

  • Kate graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in History and earned a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis