Alliance to Save Energy Board Names Kateri Callahan As New President, Effective January 1

Release Date: Thursday, December 4, 2003

The board of directors of the Alliance to Save Energy has announced the appointment of Kateri Anne Callahan as the organization's president, effective January 1, 2004 . Callahan is president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), a Washington, D.C.-based international nonprofit association of businesses, governments, universities, and trade associations that promotes electric-drive transportation options.

During her 13-year tenure at EDTA, Callahan tripled the organization's membership to include a variety of energy providers, equipment manufacturers, academic institutions, and governments; directed the formulation and successful adoption of several federal legislative initiatives that provide financial and non-financial incentives to advance the use of electric transportation technologies; and presided over the merger of two associations into the EDTA.

Since 1998, Callahan also has served as chief operating officer and board member of EVS Productions, a nonprofit that organizes and executes international industry conferences and symposia directed at the use of electricity in the transportation sector.

Callahan has managed issue-based coalitions to achieve specific legislative and regulatory goals in the areas of energy, the environment, and natural resources and has worked on Capitol Hill.

“Kateri brings a wealth of experience to the Alliance presidency as an effective public policy advocate and as a veteran administrator of organizations with diverse memberships,” said Alliance Board Co-Chair Dean T. Langford. “She will bring vigorous leadership to our organization's continuing efforts to encourage energy efficiency to enhance our national and economic security, decrease energy dependence, and protect the environment.”

Callahan noted, “I am thrilled by this new challenge. I have spent my professional career managing organizations, and I look forward to serving the board of directors and Alliance Associates in pursuit of the Alliance 's energy efficiency goals and objectives.”