Damali Rhett

Executive Director | The Energy Co-op

Damali Rhett is the Executive Director of The Energy Co-op, a Philadelphia based nonprofit member-owned cooperative which provides renewable energy to thousands of homes and businesses in Pennsylvania.

Under Rhett’s leadership, the almost 40-year old co-op is launching an extensive community engagement program to help residents learn more about energy and how to use it more sustainably. Through a series of workshops, social events and partnerships, the Co-op aims to encourage sustainable living for its member-owners, and for the community at large.

An expert in the field of renewable energy and electric utilities, Rhett has provided strategic advising to utilities such as Duke Energy, National Grid and other major domestic and international energy companies. Additionally, her expertise is often requested for speaking engagements regarding energy as well strategic management, leadership development, and community building.

Previously, Rhett served as commercial director for Enviva LP, the world’s largest producer of industrial biomass to create clean renewable energy. She has also worked for IBM Global Business Management services and Deloitte Consulting as a strategy consultant.

Rhett holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College. She is a member of the Women’s Council for Energy and the Environment, Young Professionals in Energy and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.