Katherine Bannor is Program Manager for the Energy and Efficiency Institute where she manages the core research programs and projects of the Center. She is responsible for facilitating research, development, demonstration, and deployment activities; the strategic growth of key research areas; and stakeholder outreach and engagement. Bannor previously served as the Center’s Project Manager where she was responsible for overseeing contracts from utilities, government agencies, and others to ensure quality and timely completion of research objectives. Before joining the EEI, she worked in Washington, DC for the National Endowment for Democracy in their Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs. Bannor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science (and French) from Beloit College in Wisconsin, and a Master’s Degree in Geography from New Jersey’s Rutgers University.