Speaking Role at IPF: Regional Update Breakfast | Spreading the Wealth: Economic Development in Rural Coastal Communities
In 2022, Jennifer Mundt joined the Department of Commerce as the Assistant Secretary for Clean Energy Economic Development, a new role in the Department. She will lead efforts to secure clean energy economic and workforce opportunities for North Carolina, including offshore wind.
Jennifer brings more than 15 years of State service to Commerce. Most recently, she served as the Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of Environmental Quality and prior to that, Jennifer worked for more than a decade as a nonpartisan senior legislative analyst for the North Carolina General Assembly.
Jennifer earned bachelor’s degrees in both environmental science and political science from Virginia Tech before working as an environmental consultant in the private sector. She earned her master’s degree in public health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2019, Jennifer participated in the Leadership North Carolina professional development program, graduating with the XXVII class of state leaders.
Her energy expertise has been tapped by Governor Cooper previously, as she leads the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Forces, and she also represents the State of North Carolina on the Regional Energy Resources Council to the Tennessee Valley Authority, a group that she currently chairs.
Jennifer can often be spotted running on the Capital Area Greenway trails in Raleigh or enjoying North Carolina’s parks with her husband and two daughters.