Headshot of Carolyn Snyder.

Dr. Carolyn Snyder is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Buildings and Industry in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In this role, she leads a diverse energy efficiency program and R&D portfolio that includes advanced manufacturing, building technologies, federal energy management, low-income weatherization, and intergovernmental partnerships.

Previously, Dr. Snyder served as the Director of U.S. EPA’s Climate Protection Partnerships Division. She led voluntary partnerships with thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations to remove market barriers for energy efficiency and renewable energy and accelerate emissions reductions.  She oversaw the ENERGY STAR program, the Green Power Partnership, the Combined Heat and Power Partnership, the Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, and the State and Local Climate and Energy program.

Prior to EPA, Dr. Snyder supported both public and private clients on strategic management and environmental projects at McKinsey & Company.  She served as a White House Fellow in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget working on cross-agency policy and management initiatives for the OMB Director.  She also was the Director of Delaware's Division of Energy and Climate, where she created and led the new division and managed a wide range of energy efficiency, renewable energy, climate policy, and low-income weatherization programs.  She earned a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University, Masters Degrees as a Marshall Scholar from Oxford and Cambridge, and a B.A. from Amherst College.  Her scientific research has been published in Nature, Paleoceanography, and Climatic Change.