Jennifer Burton, M.S.
Jennifer Burton is the Senior Energy Manager at Lowe’s, leading initiatives in energy management, efficiency, and renewable energy. She played a pivotal role in shaping the Clinton – Gore administration’s inaugural climate policy, championing initiatives to safeguard the environment and public health. Jennifer also supported Vice President Gore’s presidential campaign, emphasizing the importance of addressing climate change throughout the elections.
Jennifer’s research on climate change impacts in low-income neighborhoods reflects her commitment to community well-being. Active in climate advocacy, Jennifer has been engaged in lobbying efforts with Citizens’ Climate Lobby for the past 6 years. She has also testified before the EPA on hazardous air pollutants’ impact on communities of color.
In previous roles, Jennifer cultivated enduring professional and personal connections with members of Congress, facilitating smoother engagement on climate-related issues. Additionally, she has coordinated travel for the Clinton White House and the U.S. Department of State, fostering global experiences. At Lockheed Martin, she played a key role in securing a $3.5 billion contract with the Department of State.
A native of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, Jennifer holds two degrees from The University of the District of Columbia and a Yale School of Management certificate. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Urban Leadership to support clean energy initiatives and assist in the enhancement of the grid, while positively impacting the communities she serves.
Jennifer Burton (Senior Energy Manager, Lowe’s): “My vision is to leverage my established connections with Congress to forge meaningful corporate relationships aligned with Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s mission.”