Janet Joseph

Janet Joseph was appointed senior vice president for Strategy and Market Development at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) on September 19, 2017. NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation that advances innovative energy solutions to improve New York State’s economy and environment.

In this role, Ms. Joseph leads Market Development portfolio activities, designing and implementing interventions that accelerate the scale and penetration of on-site, behind-the-meter energy efficiency and clean energy solutions in the commercial, industrial, government, multifamily, and single-family residential sectors. Additionally, Ms. Joseph provides organization-wide strategic guidance from policy and program development to ongoing performance management.  

Work History

Ms. Joseph has held technical and leadership positions at NYSERDA for more than 25 years. She has spearheaded initiatives to develop renewable power in New York State, built a cleantech start-up industry, and explored long-term strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Prior to joining NYSERDA, Ms. Joseph was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. She worked on a range of energy and environmental technology and policy issues from cleaning up hazardous waste to global climate change. She also worked as an environmental management consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington, D.C. 

Nonprofit Boards and Awards

Ms. Joseph serves on the Boards of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Urban Green, New York State Center for Future Energy Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Urban Futures Lab. Ms. Joseph received the 2015 Public Service Excellence Award from the State Academy for Public Administration, and was voted as one of the top ten cleantech leaders in New York by Breaking Energy.


Ms. Joseph holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the State University of New York at Oneonta and a master’s degree in environmental chemistry from the University of Maryland, where she researched the environmental impacts of coal-fired power production.