Dionne Delli-Gatti

Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for Southeast Climate and Energy


Areas of expertise:
Energy policy, government affairs, environmental justice and equity

As Director, Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for Southeast Climate and Energy, Dionne leads a team of professionals dedicated to finding market-based climate solutions designed to provide lasting carbon emissions reductions that maintain North Carolina’s clean energy leadership position and power the Southeast’s economy reliably and affordably. Dionne and her team are also working to remove barriers to and advance the adoption of zero-emission trucks and buses throughout the southeast.


Throughout her career, Dionne’s work has focused on environmental issues, ranging from advocacy and sustainability to environmental management and compliance in both the public and private sectors. She held key positions with the City of Dallas, where she helped outline strategy and messaging for Mayor Laura Miller’s clean energy efforts with the Texas Mayor’s Coalition and prior to coming to EDF served as a Congressional Liaison and senior advisor to the Regional Administrator for the EPA’s Southeast Region. There, Dionne built strong collaborative relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including members of the business community, nonprofits and NGO’s, and elected officials at all levels of government.

Dionne’s strong network affords her the opportunity to engage thought leaders and decision makers, identify partnership opportunities with grasstops and grassroots groups, and seek policy and political synergies in order to expand and achieve EDF’s clean energy objectives through the Southeast.


  • University of North Texas MS, Environmental Science
  • Wright State University BA, Environmental Geology