• Energy efficiency, global energy policy• Former President/Executive Director, Electric Drive Transportation Association• Appears regularly before Congress and in mediaKateri 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.
A non-government organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Alliance’s mission is to advance energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Callahan leads a staff of more than fifty, oversees a budget of approximately $10 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 more than 150 international businesses, associations and interest groups that support the organization’s mission. In addition, 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 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.
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 served 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.
Callahan serves as the Co-Chair of The Keystone Center Energy Board and on the Boards of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and the Building Performance Institute. 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.
Follow her on Twitter at @KateriCallahan.