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Katie Lineweaver Robinson

BA 2001 Political Science

Vice President of Programs and Operations at The Electrification Coalition

Katie Lineweaver Robinson has over 20 years of experience navigating complex issues in the municipal and nonprofit landscapes. Most recently, Lineweaver Robinson served as the Vice President for the Electrification Coalition, a nonprofit that works to accelerate EV adoption across the country. Lineweaver Robinson led a team that provides technical, project management, and policy support for cities and other partners as they work to transform their fleets and communities to an electrified transportation future.

As Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Indianapolis, Lineweaver Robinson drove the city’s winning $2.5 million application for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge, an opportunity for 25 ambitious cities to accelerate action to tackle climate change. Lineweaver Robinson directed the city’s first-ever sustainability and resilience strategic plan: Thrive Indianapolis, the 2018 FEMA-certified Marion County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, and Climate Hazard and Social Vulnerability Assessment.

Lineweaver Robinson now serves as the Deputy Director of Policy and Government Affairs for the Sustainable Cities Fund, which works with donors to support and enable equitable climate action at the local levels of government. Through strategic grant-making, Lineweaver Robinson focuses on building the civic power of cities and communities to implement ambitious, equitable climate solutions. The Sustainable Cities Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund and is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies alongside other foundation-based partners.

During her time at Purdue, Lineweaver Robinson was a member of Purdue Student Government and Delta Zeta Sorority. She is an active Purdue alum, holding a lifetime membership with the Purdue Alumni Association.

Lineweaver Robinson actively serves on the Board of Advisors for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Board of Directors of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and serves as Co-Chair for the Sustainability Committee for the 2024 NBA All-Star game.