Nancy Sutley

Chief Sustainability Officer
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Nancy Sutley is Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Chief Sustainability Officer and oversees the Department’s energy efficiency goals, environmental affairs, sustainability initiatives, and the electrification of transportation network. Since she began the position in 2014, Nancy initiated LADWP’s corporate sustainability programs, commissioned LADWP’s headquarters – the John Ferraro Building – as a LEED Gold facility, created many of the Department’s cleantech initiatives which included the grand opening of the La Kretz Innovation Campus, developed and organized LADWP’s climate change efforts and ramped-up the City of Los Angeles’ electric vehicle programs.

Prior to joining LADWP, Nancy served as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Under her leadership, the Council played a central role in shepherding the Obama Administration’s signature environmental projects and was one of the chief architects of President Obama’s 2013 Climate Action Plan. In addition, Nancy oversaw the designation of national monuments, established the better building challenge and coordinated NEPA.

Nancy has an extensive background in public service that includes posts as Deputy Mayor for Energy and Environment for the City of Los Angeles, Board Member of the Metropolitan Water District, Member of the California State Water Resources Control Board, Energy Advisor for California Governor Gray Davis, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Intergovernmental Relations at the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Senior Advisor to the US EPA Administrator during the Clinton Administration.

Sutley received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her Master in Public Policy from Harvard University