Cathy Tripodi is the director of business affairs at the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Prior she served as the director of energy for former Governor Mitch Daniels, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and lead the state’s efforts to attract jobs in energy and automotive advanced manufacturing sectors and assisted existing Indiana companies to grow their investments.

Cathy also served as a policy advisor to the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the secretary of the U. S. Department of Energy, under President George W. Bush, where she researched, analyzed and prepared energy policy recommendations and provided subject matter expertise.

Cathy has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA.