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Adrienne Lotto

Senior Director Energy Security & Resilience Programs

Adrienne Lotto recently joined NYPA as the Senior Director for Enterprise Resilience.  With more than a decade of experience, Ms. Lotto is a seasoned risk management professional specifically addressing cross-sectional issues associated with cybersecurity, public policy, risk management, and the law.

Most recently, Ms. Lotto was the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security, and Emergency Response (CESER) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of CESER's Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration division (ISER).

Working on behalf of the Secretary of Energy to stand up the newly-formed CESER office, Ms. Lotto executed all aspects of the change management process, and successfully grew the infrastructure and security program from $17m in FY19 to $70m in FY20.

As Chief of Staff to DOE's Office of Electricity, she was responsible for all front office operations and implementation of priority initiatives on behalf of the Assistant Secretary. Her work included the expansion of the Grid Modernization Initiative and Grid Modernization Lab Consortium, as well as the strategic planning for the North American Energy Resiliency Model.

Prior to joining DOE, previous positions included the Senior Deputy County Attorney for Risk and Compliance for Putnam County, New York, where she developed the risk strategy for county infrastructure, eliminating high-priority risks across the day-to-day operations for all county agencies, and conducted a risk assessment for county functions and assets. She also served as a member of the Incident Command Staff, working closely with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on recovery.

Ms.  Lotto received a Juris Doctor from the Pace University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Albany.