The promotion recognizes her outstanding leadership in developing public-private partnerships and fostering innovative approaches to building synergies between Federal programs and state government operations. She currently provides guidance to the Department of Homeland Security, State officials, and industry representatives on partnership development, the identification and implementation of best practices for the achievement of shared missions, and the enhancement of effective information-sharing practices.
Since joining Energetics in September 2008, Kate has distinguished herself as a practical manager and subject-matter expert in state-government operations. These capabilities have extended Energetics’ leadership in collaborative planning to include the critical element of partnership among Federal, State, and local organizations. As a highly effective facilitator, she has engaged numerous critical infrastructure sectors, working with the chemical, emergency services, and transportation sectors in their efforts to improve partnership governance and strategic planning. In recognition of these accomplishments, she has received accolades from the White House and DHS for her work in partnership development and consensus building. Ms. Finnerty also received the 2008 Patrick Henry Award from the National Guard Association of the United States for outstanding and exceptional service to the Armed Forces of the United States.
Prior to joining Energetics, Ms. Finnerty served the State of Delaware for nine years, working for two Governors. As Director of Federal Affairs, Ms. Finnerty developed federal-policy priorities and conducted strategic analyses of critical issues, provided oversight of the Governor’s national leadership positions, and served as federal advisor to two Governor-appointed commissions. She holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs (National Security Policy Studies concentration) from the George Washington University and a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from the University of Redlands.