Hon. Katherine Hammack

The Honorable Katherine Hammack served as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (ASA IE&E) under President Obama from June 2010 through January 2017. This responsibility was a culmination of her experience and passion to improve the world for future generations. Among her many accomplishments are the establishment of the Army’s Net Zero program, and the creation of the Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI), which is working to enhance energy resilience on Army bases with microgrids, energy storage and renewable energy. Her career began working for Carrier Air Conditioning, followed by work with several electric utilities. She was with Ernst & Young, providing energy and climate change strategy to Fortune 50 companies when called to Washington DC. Having advocated for energy efficiency and sustainability for many years, she helped to found the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and develop LEED. Currently she serves as a Director on the Board of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) as well as a Director on the Board of Slipstream.

“The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived, and lived well.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Organizations

  • Board of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers
  • Board of Slipstream
What does mk advisors do?

This team is responsible for some of our industry’s
most incredible firsts, including:

● The first Net-Zero energy, waste, and water solution demonstrated to the United Nations Peacekeeping forces in Nepal


● The first DoD Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of a mobile, hybrid-powered border security system to Egypt


● Introduction of advanced microgrid modeling tools to the U.S. Army’s Operational Energy Advisors


● The first off-grid solar microgrid of its size, providing 24/7 power to a Haitian village in Les Anglais, Haiti


● The first tender to be contracted by the Kenya Rural Electrification Authority to provide power for community stabilization


● The first off-grid environmental monitoring system for use by a major American power utility in the California desert


● The first mobile renewable energy systems deployed by the Federal Aviation Authority, used for runway monitoring


● The first groundbreaking analysis of the logistical flyaway package for an elite U.S. Special Operations Forces unit. This demonstrated that fuel consumption and generation equipment can be reduced 60% with properly designed and configured renewable energy production, management and storage.

The Future of Resilience Will Come Through Inclusive Coalitions – Not Corporate Strategies

Long before I worked for MK Advisors, I was part of an inspired little company full of the sorts of people that a corporate HR guide might suggestively describe as ‘unorthodox.’ A hypothetical quarterly performance review might have said of each of us, to a soul: “ is so creative, forward-thinking, and takes initiative, but we’re concerned that they might not be the right culture fit for our organization.” […]

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A deep dive into MK Advisors

At MK Advisors, our “bench” is deep. We have experts from all over the world who are supreme artisans of their craft. This diversity of expertise gives us the ever-expanding toolkit that most communities need access to as they journey toward resiliency. This is true of energy and water infrastructure we promote by advancing modern power through partnerships, but it is also true of our other, non-traditional projects. Learn more … […]

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MK Advisors Partnership

MK Advisors, a woman-owned small business which enables and enhances the adoption of net-zero technologies, today announced a partnership agreement with the Environmental Media Association (EMA), a diverse subsection of entertainment industry influencers, entrepreneurs in business, and green icons dedicated to the mission of promoting environmental progress. The global strategic partnership allows the Environmental Media Association (EMA) to assist in the expansion of MK Advisor’s presence in South Africa and in the Pacific Islands. […]

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MK Advisors Rebrand

LkM Solutions will now be MK Advisors. Our new site will include some faces you will recognize as great additions to the MK Advisor team-of-teams. […]

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MK Advisors Honors Our Veterans and Their Stories

Struggles do not end when one’s service does. This Veteran’s Day, listen to the stories being told, and honor the stories that have been lost. Thank you to Anthony Ripley, for sharing yours. […]

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