Meet the Team

Our team is comprised of experts from the energy, technology and media industries. Our advisory board is comprised of experienced executives from the Wall Street to energy, media and human resources. They have led international organizations or startups and sit on public and private company boards. We’re creative problem solvers who bring a passion to everything we do. Our team is global, working across multiple geographies, to make ALLY available to our members. Check out our career openings and become a part of a team changing the world.

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About the Founder

The modern architect of culture change in energy, Katie Mehnert is the Founder and CEO of ALLY Energy™, the community accelerating connections, jobs, and skills to drive an equitable energy transition.  ALLY is an inaugural member of Greentown Labs Houston, the top climate technology incubator in North America.

Mrs. Mehnert has held global leadership roles with BP and Shell in safety and environment during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment, and globalization. Her corporate path drove her to entrepreneurship to help energy companies prepare for the looming talent shortage and workforce diversity needs to address energy poverty and climate change.

She was appointed an Ambassador to the United States Department of Energy in 2020 and has testified before Congress on the clean energy workforce of the future.

Katie has been published in Scientific American, Forbes, The Hill, CNBC, CNN, and in 2020, she published her first book, Grow with the Flow, Embracing Difference, Overcoming Failure, and Progress with Purpose.  She's the co-author of Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy, a children's book focused on energy careers to be released in 2022.  Mrs. Mehnert appeared in Hot Money, a 2021 documentary produced by Academy Award-winning actor, Jeff Bridges and Retired NATO General Wesley Clark on the financial complexities of climate change and finance.

Katie is an Energy Institute Fellow and an advisor to Clean Energy for America.  She's a 1997 graduate of Louisiana State University and attended Rice University's Executive Energy education program in 2004.  She is also is a four-time World Major marathoner having completed London, Chicago, New York, and Berlin  Her husband Mark is VP of Legal with Baker Hughes.  They live with their 11-year-old daughter, Ally, in Houston.

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