Kateri Callahan, President; Alliance to Save Energy
Kateri Callahan brings more than 20 years of experience in policy advocacy, fundraising, coalition building, and organizational management to her position as the president of the Alliance to Save Energy. The Alliance to Save Energy is a non-government organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to advance energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Serving as president of the Alliance since January 2004, Callahan leads a staff of nearly 100; oversees a budget of approximately $15 million annually; and works with the Alliance Board of Directors, which includes Members of Congress, state and local officials and top corporate and NGO executives, to establish and oversee the core objectives and strategic plans for the organization.
Under Callahan's leadership, the Alliance conducts policy, communications, research, education, and market transformation initiatives in the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries. The Alliance maintains a robust Associates program that includes nearly 200 international businesses, associations and interest groups that support the organization's mission. As well, the Alliance conducts international conferences, summits and other education and outreach forums to further its mission.
Callahan serves as the principal spokesperson for the Alliance, appearing regularly before the Congress and the media, and addressing conferences and gatherings around the world. She is a trusted source for credible information on energy efficiency and its role in addressing the environmental, economic and national security issues associated with the use of energy.
Callahan also serves on the Keystone Center Energy Board and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. She also serves on an advisory council to the periodical Better Homes and Gardens and to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 21st Century Energy Institute. In June 2009, Callahan was among the 23 inaugural inductees to the new Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame established by Johnson Controls Inc. and the United States Energy Association.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Callahan served for 11 years as the president/executive director of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, a nonprofit organization that promotes battery, hybrid, and fuel cell transportation technologies. She also has served previously as a director of government relations for a nonprofit organization, as a non-lawyer professional at a Washington, D.C-based law firm, and as a legislative assistant to a U.S. senator.