Aimee Witteman

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of Energy (DOE)

Aimee Witteman is a fierce advocate for climate action and clean energy leadership. She currently is serving in an appointment to the U.S. Department of Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs. 

Previously, Witteman was Director of U.S. States Policy at Energy Innovation, where she supported state efforts to build an equitable and just energy economy. Prior to that, for ten years, she was Program Director at the McKnight Foundation where she founded and led the Midwest Climate & Energy program focused on decarbonizing the upper Midwest economy and advancing democratic participation. Working with the McKnight board in 2019, Witteman successfully doubled the climate program, making it the largest climate funder focused on the Midwest with a $32 million annual grantmaking portfolio.

Witteman served as executive director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in Washington, D.C. from 2005-2010 where she advocated for policy reform in the 2008 Farm Bill on behalf of over 100 grassroots member organizations from across the country. 

She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and a M.S. from Tufts University.