Deputy Director, Sustainability & Mobility
The City of San Diego
Heather Werner is the Deputy Director of the Department of Sustainability and Mobility at the City of San Diego. The Department of Sustainability and Mobility leads the implementation of the City's Climate Action Plan which is currently going through an update to set a pathway for net zero emissions by 2035. Heather has over 15 years of experience in business strategy, policy analysis, and project management in multiple industries. Previously, she was recently the Principal of Semper Varia, a local consulting company providing operational and strategic guidance on market opportunities and risks for companies throughout the distributed energy industry. Before her return to California, Heather spent several years with the US Department of Defense in Afghanistan leading the energy program for an economic stabilization task force – specifically market-based rural electrification projects and energy resource development transactions. Heather holds a BA from Amherst College and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.