Valri Lightner has been a technology development manager for the federal government for 35 years. Valri’s team manages research, development and adoption of energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies and practices to drive U.S. economic competitiveness and energy productivity. The program is executed through collaborations of industry, academia, and government.
Valri previously worked in the Loan Programs Office where her team provided the technical management of a portfolio including vehicle manufacturing and innovative energy projects. Valri also led public-private research and development partnerships in cellulosic biofuels, fuel cells for transportation, and pulp and paper energy efficiency.
Valri has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University.