Cathy S. Woollums

Senior Vice President,
chief sustainability officer

Cathy S. Woollums, 59, is the senior vice president, chief sustainability officer for Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Woollums is responsible for developing, leading and integrating the sustainability strategy throughout the company. She has served on the Iowa State Bar Association’s Environmental and Natural Resources Section Council and the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council and acts as chair of the Berkshire Hathaway Sustainability Leadership Council. Prior to her appointment as chief sustainability officer in 2018, Woollums served as senior vice president, environmental and chief environmental council.

Prior to joining the company in 1991, Cathy was a litigation attorney in private practice and served as a judicial clerk for the Seventh Judicial District of Iowa. Woollums is a graduate of Winona State University and Drake University Law School and is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Illinois.