Katie Ryan

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Senior Manager, Sustainability
Austin, TX

Katie is Senior Manager of Sustainability for NRG Energy, a company at the forefront of changing how people think about and use energy.  In this role, she leads strategy and execution for all efforts to substantially grow business and shareholder value through providing reliable, clean, sustainable energy. She is also part of a small cross-functional team that launched the mobile game, The Path to Luma, which combines beautiful game design with clean energy solutions and earned 2 million downloads in its first 8 weeks of launch. The game is free to download in the Apple App store and Google Play store.

She supports the company’s commitment to achieving a smaller carbon footprint by often riding her bike to work, powering her home with renewable energy and composting the remains of local fruits and vegetable she gets at the downtown Austin Farmer’s Market.

Prior to NRG, Katie spent a decade in public relations, leading communications for a renewable energy company and also working on the agency side with WE. Katie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Business Honors and Marketing degree and spent her first year after college driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.