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Lee Beck joins CATF as CCUS Policy Innovation Director

Lee Beck is joining CATF starting on June 1st as our CCUS Policy Innovation Director. As part of our Decarbonized Fossil Energy team, Lee will primarily work on our engagement on federal CCUS policy.

Lee comes to CATF from the Global CCS Institute where she served as a Senior Advisor, Advocacy and Communications, and was part of a global team focused on advocacy. While at the Institute, she has significantly increased their presence in policymaker education efforts on climate change, as well as the need for technology innovation and deployment. She is also a Women Leaders in Energy Fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center.

Previously, Lee worked for the Vermont Energy Investment Center as a PR Project Manager, and at Eni USA in their Washington DC International Relations Office on international affairs and government relations. She also worked for the EU delegation to the US as a trainee on transportation, energy, and environmental policy issues. Before working in the energy field, Lee was a journalist reporting for multiple outlets reporting from Germany, Italy, Tanzania and Hong Kong. She has a Master of Arts in International Affairs & Economics with majors in Energy, Resources & Environment and Political Economy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Originally from Germany, she speaks German, French and Italian.

“Lee is a valuable addition to our carbon capture and storage team,” said Armond Cohen, Founder and Executive Director of CATF. “As our work on technology innovation expands, Lee’s depth on policy at both the US and international level brings important experience to our team and gives our work an added dimension.”