Who is Maureen T. Kotez, Esq.?

Maureen T. Koetz, Esq. is the Principal Partner in Koetz and Duncan LLC, a small, woman-owned consultancy to public and private enterprise on sustainability risk and value management. Applying operational analytics first developed for national security planning, Koetz and Duncan is an industry leader in quantification-based sustainability profiling using Natural Capital Asset Management™, an advanced recapitalization programming model that optimizes enterprise sustainability investment for responsible operational return. Clients and partners include Federal and municipal agencies, private equity firms, non-profit and community organizations, and international engineering firms.

Prior to forming Koetz and Duncan, Ms. Koetz served as a Presidential appointee to the Senior Executive Service in the United States Air Force. In her capacity as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment, and Logistics, she managed a 10-million acre/$250 billion asset portfolio in support of sustainable operations for the largest energy consumer in the federal government and one of the largest transport systems in the world. Serving in diverse capacities that included Natural Resource Trustee and Historic Preservation Officer, she oversaw ongoing base closures and disposition, streamlined department procedures, and reduced program spending while also developing the first Defense Department programs to sustain adequate natural capital capacity in response to increasing operational encroachment.

Ms. Koetz has also held positions as Counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and Counsel to U.S. Senator Pete Domenici. As a Director for the Nuclear Energy Institute, she developed the first analytic models for “Emissions Avoidance,” the results of which have remained a key operational and policy element supporting continued global nuclear contributions to preventing air and water pollution as well as greenhouse gas control around the globe. She has represented interests at multiple international Conferences of the Parties on Climate Change and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and regularly addresses conferences, executive seminars, and workshops on transformational strategies for achieving sustainable operations and development.

Ms. Koetz has been an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Finance at NYU-Poly, an attorney advisor with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is a veteran of active duty service with the U.S. Navy, and has written on several areas related to sustainability. She holds a Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law at American University, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the American University, and is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.


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