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Kate Frucher is Managing Director of New Energy Nexus NY, which supports and invests in growth stage cleantech companies and is working to develop a broader innovation infrastructure to help grow the region’s clean energy economy. She recently entered this space for mission reasons, after having spent years as an entrepreneur building and scaling companies and social enterprises in other industries. Highlights include launching the AmeriCorps National Service Program from the White House, driving reform at the New York City Fire Department after the attacks of 9/11, helping to build companies Axiom Law and ideeli from startup to $100m+, and co-founding Imprint, a digital tool to spark acts of kindness and pioneer a many-to-one communication platform. She’s a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School, and lives in Brooklyn with her wife Jen, daughter Riley, and son Finn. Kate is a 2006 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.