Katrina Fritz Executive Director

Katrina Fritz is the Executive Director of the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC), a non-profit trade association that advances the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cells in California’s energy and transportation sectors to meet the state’s climate, air quality, and economic goals.

As Executive Director, Katrina leads the organization as chief advocate and champion for the advancement of the hydrogen and fuel cell sectors in California. She works with members and staff to identify opportunities for engagement with end users, communities, policymakers and other stakeholders to support the development of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry.

Katrina has advised global Fortune 500 firms on business development, energy and environmental policy and regulation, government relations and strategic planning in distributed generation and hydrogen markets. As Executive Director of the California Hydrogen Business Council, Katrina guides the organization as chief advocate and champion for advancement of the hydrogen sector in California. She also leads U.S. state level energy policy and market development outreach for the Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative with the guidance of state agencies. Katrina was appointed to the New Jersey Governor’s Fuel Cell Task Force in 2021 and has also served and an expert to the European Commission on clean energy programs. Katrina has worked as an executive at UTC Power and Plug Power in business development and government relations and as an Independent Director on the Board of Advent Technologies. She has held leadership positions in numerous clean energy trade associations and advisory boards. Katrina holds a BA degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.