Catherine Luthin is a female entrepreneur, successful innovator, and pioneer in energy management and sustainability, with over 30 years of industry experience within corporate, nonprofit and regulatory environments. She is the Founder and President of Luthin Associates, a leading energy management consulting firm.
Luthin Associates helps public and private sector clients develop and implement proactive energy strategies, better source energy, operate more efficiently, integrate renewable energies and achieve significant cost savings. With extensive experience in the education, healthcare and real estate sectors, Luthin has helped drive more than $500 million in savings for its clients.
Catherine Luthin also serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Consumer Power Advocates (CPA), which helps large, institutional nonprofits in the education and health sectors decrease energy costs through regulatory affairs and programs that shape energy policies in New York State.
Catherine’s leadership and expertise have helped sparked change in the energy industry in New York for several decades. She served on former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Energy Policy Task Force for all three terms of his administration. Catherine was one of 16 leading energy experts from the private, public and nonprofit sectors who developed the original PlaNYC. Luthin helped with long-term planning and energy sustainability and participated in Mayor DeBlasio’s Energy Supply Focus Group to craft New York’s 80 x 50 climate action plan, with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050.
She also co-authored the distribution generation section of PlaNYC, a strategic plan released by Mayor Bloomberg in 2007 to prepare the city for growth and work toward the vision of a greener, greater New York. Additionally, Luthin managed the commercial outreach program for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, a public-benefit corporation focused on combating climate change, increasing energy storage and achieving carbon neutrality.
A nationally recognized leader in the energy industry, Catherine is currently a member of the Energy Committee for the Building Owners & Managers Association of Greater New York (BOMA NY) and the Certified Energy Procurement Board for the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). She formerly served as the Energy Policy Chairperson for AEE’s Council on Women and Environmental Leadership.
Catherine has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. She has been named “Energy Service Professional of the Year” for the State of New York and International “Energy Service Professional of the Year” by AEE, in addition to being selected as one of 10 winners of Green Building & Design’s annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards.
Catherine Luthin is a highly sought-after thought leader on energy-related matters and is a regular speaker at global and national conferences. She has chaired a series of panels at AEE conferences and will presented at AEE World in September 2019 on the topic of energy policy innovation and carbon reduction. She is also chairing an Energy Policy Innovation webinar series hosted by AEE. Additionally, Catherine has served as a guest lecturer at Cornell University, City University of New York’s Institute for Urban Systems, and Columbia University’s Environmental and Energy Policy Department.
As a female entrepreneur and successful innovator in a largely male-dominated industry, Catherine commits much of her personal time to actively supporting and mentoring women to prepare them for leadership roles in their fields. The firm, which has received several awards for diversity and MWBE leadership, reflects her commitment to women, who now make up more than half of the Luthin Associates team.
Catherine Luthin received her MBA and bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.