Ms. Devero draws upon nearly 30 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors. In her last position Ms. Devero was the Director of International Programs for the Center for Climate Strategies. Ms. Devero’s primary role at The Center for Climate Strategies was to deliver international program assistance to countries with an interest in developing effective policy responses to climate change, particularly in China where she helped craft a capacity building program for national and provincial government officials. Ms. Devero orchestrated the recognition of the Center for Climate Strategies as a strategic nongovernmental presence at the United Nation’s Climate Conferences in Copenhagen and Mexico. Along with its partner in China, the Global Environmental Institute (GEI), the Center for Climate Strategies jointly presented side-events focused on the need to build a strong China-U.S. partnership on mitigating climate change at the provincial level.
Ms. Devero was a former Management Consulting Partner with Coopers and Lybrand and Senior Manager with Peat Marwick. During her tenure with these firms she provided consulting to over 150 U.S. and international corporations on the strategic use of information and communications technology to enhance access, quality and productivity. Ms. Devero’s “project turnaround” practice rescued large computer systems projects that were failing at major corporations where there were millions of dollars at stake and put them back on track. Projects typically involved the direct interface at the CEO level and the management of 15-20 person professional teams.
Ms. Devero holds a Masters in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC, with a focus on International Energy Policy and Environmental Studies, and a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.