Kateri Callahan brings more than 25 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 premier non-government organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Alliance has worked for more than three decades 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 90+; oversees a budget of approximately $17 million annually; and serves on the Alliance Board of Directors which includes Members of Congress, state and local officials and top corporate and NGO executives. 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. In addition to these functions, the Alliance also conducts international conferences, summits and other education and outreach forums to further its mission.
Callahan is 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 as a “C3E Ambassador” – a group of 20 distinguished senior professionals who share an interest in broadening the recruitment, retention, and advancement of highly qualified women in the field of clean energy. She also currently serves as a member of the Board of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. She also serves on advisory councils to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 21st Century Energy Institute and the Institute for Electric Efficiency. 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. Callahan also serves on the Advisory Board of Duke’s Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) and the Advisory Board for the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy.
Prior to joining the Alliance, Callahan served for 11 years as the president/executive director of the Electric Drive Transportation Association. 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.