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Kate Fay

Ms. Kate Fay joined Noble Energy in 2013 as Environmental and Regulatory Policy Manager. Based in Denver, Ms. Fay reports to Noble’s Corporate Offices in Houston and manages a host of federal and state focused environmental policy initiatives. Previously, Ms. Fay served in the Obama Administration as the EPA Region 8 Energy and Climate Advisor. During the tenure of Governor Bill Ritter, Ms. Fay was Energy Manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, where she led the Department’s participation in the overhaul of Colorado’s oil and gas regulations.


Ms. Fay spent much of her early career in the private sector where we focused on air quality and public lands permitting and policy matters. Her first professional employment was with Tosco Corporation in Los Angeles, where she was a Regulatory Analyst followed by Permitting Manager for the company’s US refining and oil production operations. She then became a Principal at Sacramento-based Sierra Research, a consulting firm specializing in air quality permitting and policy development.  Her initial opportunity to serve in the public sector was in 1988-1992 when she moved to Washington, DC to be the Policy Analyst and Advisor to the EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation during the reauthorization and subsequent implementation of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.


Ms. Fay holds a B.S. degree in natural resources economics and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley; was a German Marshall Fund Environment Program Fellow; and has been adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, Denver Graduate School of Architecture and Planning. She currently serves on the Advisory Council and the Energy Innovation Board of the CU Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment.

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