Dionne Delli-Gatti

NC Clean Energy Director


Dionne Delli-Gatti is the Clean Energy Director for the State of North Carolina where she oversees the Governor’s Energy and Environmental policies. She was instrumental at shepherding the state’s recent clean energy legislation, HB 951, across the finish line in the General Assembly. She is currently overseeing the state’s efforts to mitigate climate change and transition to clean energy, to address environmental justice, and to create a more equitable and sustainable economy for all North Carolinians.  

Prior to her role as the Clean Energy Director, Dionne was interim Secretary at the Department of Environmental Quality. Before her roles in public service for North Carolina, she served at the Environmental Defense Fund as the Director of Southeast Climate and Energy following six years at the Atlanta EPA Regional office as Congressional and Governmental Liaison. 

Additional environmental experience includes government service at the Ohio EPA and the City of Dallas, as well as an Environmental Specialist at Turner Collie & Braden, Inc. 

An Air Force veteran, Delli-Gatti holds a B.A. from Wright State in Environmental Geology and a Master of Science from the University of North Texas in Environmental Science.