Breakfast with Alumna Sue Tierney
Sue Tierney is an expert on energy policy and economics, specializing in the electric and gas industries. As a senior member of Analysis Group in Boston, she has consulted to companies, government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, Indian tribes, and other organizations on energy markets and economic and environmental regulation and strategy. She previously spent more than a dozen years in state and federal government — as assistant secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy; cabinet officer for environmental affairs; public utility commissioner; and chair of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. She co-led the Obama/Biden transition team at the U.S. Department of Energy. Tierney currently chairs both the External Advisory Board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the ClimateWorks Foundation Board, and is a director of World Resources Institute, the Alliance to Save Energy, Resources for the Future, and the Energy Foundation. She earned her M.A. degrees in city and regional planning and her Ph.D. in regional planning at Cornell University and her B.A. at Scripps College. She and her husband, John Tierney, have two grown sons, James and Tom.