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G advisory board member to be part of Obama administration

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Cathy Zoi

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G Magazine advisory board member Cathy Zoi has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to become part of his administration.

When confirmed, Zoi will become the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy in the Department of Energy.

Zoi will leave her position as the CEO of Alliance for Climate Protection, the organisation established by former US vice-president, Al Gore.

"I have been both honored and humbled to work with the Alliance and the many passionate people, starting with the Vice President, who continue to guide this smart, effective campaign to address global warming," Zoi said in a press release.

"This year, we have an enormous opportunity to affect change in Washington – change that will bolster the new energy economy and help us solve our economic and climate crises at the same time. While I am sad to be leaving the Alliance, I am grateful to President Obama for this opportunity to serve and continue our nation´s transition to a clean energy economy."

Prior to this role, she spent 12 years in Australia, serving as the Chair of the Board at the Climate Institute and Cathy Assistant Director General of the New South Wales EPA.

In 2003 she received a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for her efforts in sustainability.

During the Clinton presidency, Zoi was manager at the US Environmental Protection Agency where she pioneered the Energy Star Program.