Leia Guccione is the Managing Director of RMI’s US Program where she leads RMI’s research and collaboration efforts to create an ambitious, unified, inclusive, and durable US clean energy and climate movement. Her work, and that of the team she leads, combines direct engagement with energy leaders at the federal, regional, state, city, and sub-national levels with cutting-edge research and analysis, and leading communications and collaboration support.
Prior to leading the US Program, Leia served as the Managing Director of RMI’s Carbon-Free Electricity Program. While at RMI, Leia has supported multiple engagements with utilities and corporate partners. Her work has focused on improving innovation programs and helping organizations to set and execute ambitious strategies for decarbonization and the energy transition. Leia also contributed to the growth of RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab (e–Lab), a unique ongoing collaboration of leading electricity industry actors to develop, implement, and spread new solutions. As well as leading the design and development of e–Lab’s annual Accelerator and Summit programs, she has also led engagements with corporations and cities to support them in their procurement and deployment of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced energy solutions such as microgrids. She is currently focused on the opportunity to reform and bring innovation to conventional policy and regulatory paradigms to support equitable and inclusive deep decarbonization in the United States and globally.
Before joining RMI, Leia served in the US Navy as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer and continues to serve in the US Navy Reserves as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer. She graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Political Science and has a Master of Science in Sustainable Development from the University of London. She is a Professional Engineer, licensed in the State of Colorado.
MS, Sustainable Development, University of London
BS, Mechanical Engineering and Political Science, Iowa State University
Professional Engineer, P.E., licensed in the State of Colorado