Miranda A. Ballentine
Assistant Secretary of Air Force Installations, Environment and Logistics
US Department of Defense
Miranda A.A. Ballentine is the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Ms. Ballentine is responsible for the oversight, formulation, review and execution of plans, policies, programs and budgets for installations, energy, environment, safety and occupational health. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Ballentine served as the Director of Sustainability for Global Renewable Energy and Sustainable Facilities at Walmart Stores, Inc., one of world’s largest, most complex, global organizations ($450 billion revenues). In this role, she developed and executed global strategies to reduce operating expenses in over 10,000 facilities in over 25 countries. Through acceleration of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainability, Ms. Ballentine identified over $1 billion in potential annual expense reductions and 9 million metric ton of potential avoided GHG emissions. Ms. Ballentine previously served as the chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Growth Action Alliance’s Renewable Energy Working Group, as well as a number of non-profit boards, including the Sustainability Consortium’s External Relations Committee; the NetImpact Corporate Advisory Council; and the George Washington University’s Institute for Sustainability Research, Education, and Policy Advisory Board. In 2013, Ms. Ballentine was selected by the World Economic Forum for membership in its Forum of Young Global Leaders. Ms. Ballentine also serves as a guest lecturer at a number of national business schools, including Duke University, University of North Carolina, and George Washington University.