Gueta Mezzetti is an advanced technology and start-up thought leader, Board builder, government relations strategist and fundraiser – bringing primarily energy, critical infrastructure, biotech, climate mitigation, and satellite technologies to markets for over 30 years for DOD, DOE, DHS/FEMA, state and local government, NASA, Congress and the private sector. Her private sector clients include Fortune 500 aerospace and start-ups about to cross the “Valley of Death.” She is widely regarded as a national subject matter expert on national security and electricity, DOD energy security, resilience, reliability and related tech. She pioneered DOD’s entry into clean, secure electricity and fuels, designing, gaining consensus and obtaining funding for now well established doctrine, offices and programs, including in 2006, bringing the first clean advanced energy technologies useful in combat to the Pentagon to increase soldier protection, efficiency and resilience and in 2001 initiating DOD’s renewable energy, micro-grid and islanding programs as a means of national and homeland defense.
Mezzetti served as Technical Co-Chair, Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel on Energy Security, chaired several DOD task forces, served on renewable energy advisory committees, was founding member of the Pentagon’s Energy Security Executive Council, was Senior Strategic Advisor to the Army, and advises the Navy and others. She Co-Chaired the Policy Panel, Defense Science Board (DSB) Energy Security Task Force, was an advisor to the Chairman of the DSB, and was an advisor to former Secretary of Defense Dr. James Schlesinger until his passing. She continues to advise senior leaders and think tanks on national security & energy.
She pioneered the application of NASA climate change and remote sensing satellite data and GIS to 28 States, weather predictions and emergency management. She sits on California local government commissions helping to reduce fire risks to critical electric infrastructure. Earlier, she held several positions on Capitol Hill, including the Appropriations, oceans and environment related, and tax committees.
She also advises health, energy security technology and start up companies on market entry, business case analysis, government support, strategic partnering and Board building, and management.