Katie McGinty



Katie McGinty is the vice president of global government relations at the tech company Johnson Controls. She ran unsuccessfully for Senate in Pennsylvania in 2016.

Her public sector career includes serving as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality under president Bill Clinton, as Pennsylvania’s secretary of environmental protection (2003-2008), and as chair of the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (2004-2008).

In the private sector, McGinty started her own consulting company and led a $100 million business designing and building microgrids and remediating and redeveloping properties. As an operating partner with a private equity fund, she helped build successful growth strategies for mid-stage clean energy, water and efficiency companies.

McGinty has a chemistry bachelors from St. Joseph’s University and a law degree from Columbia University. She and her husband have three daughters.


Ran for:
US Senate


Previous Office(s) Held:
Chair of the Clinton White House’s Council on Environmental Quality; adviser to Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign; head of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection