The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), the largest and most diverse industry trade association for hydrogen and fuel cells in the state, announced the appointment of Katrina Fritz as the organization’s Interim Executive Director.
As Interim Executive Director of the CHBC, Fritz will guide the organization as chief advocate and champion for the advancement of the hydrogen sector in California, leveraging her vast fuel cell and hydrogen experience.
She currently leads U.S. state-level energy policy and market development outreach for the Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative. Fritz was appointed to the New Jersey Governor’s Fuel Cell Task Force in 2021 and has also served as an expert to the European Commission on clean energy programs.
Fritz previously worked in executive roles at UTC Power and Plug Power in business development and government relations, and served as an Independent Director on the Board of Advent Technologies. She has held leadership positions in numerous clean energy trade associations and advisory boards.
CHBC would like to thank Sara Fitzsimon, CHBC’s Policy Director, and Emanuel Wagner, CHBC’s Deputy Director, for progressing the organization’s goals and activities over the last nine months during the Executive Director vacancy.