Women in Clean Energy Symposium
Ms. 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. Serving as president of the Alliance since January 2003, she 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, whose mission is to advance energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment, and greater energy security.
Ms. 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, Ms. 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.
Presented to Rebecca Stanfield
Senior Energy Advocate
Deputy Director for Policy, Midwest Program, Chicago
Policy and Advocacy Winner
Becky Stanfield has nineteen years of experience in environmental advocacy and organizational development. Since July 2008, Becky has led NRDC's Midwest clean energy advocacy in a five-state regional footprint, with a goal of transforming electric utility rate and resource acquisition policies to spur a shift from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and renewable energy resources. More recently, the program has also taken on policy work aimed at transforming real estate markets so that building owners, managers and efficiency program administrators can access and use energy intensity information when making leasing decisions or deciding on making building upgrade investments.
Before joining NRDC, Becky was the State Director of Environment Illinois where successfully advocated for state emission regulations reducing mercury emissions from coal-burning power plants by 90% statewide, and helped to pass the energy efficiency portfolio standard that has generated hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in energy efficiency measures in Illinois. She also served for six years as U.S. Public Interest Research Group's Clean Air Program Director, working to build support for federal limits on carbon pollution from the electric power sector. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1994 and the University of Illinois in 1991.