Kateri Callahan

Principal, Dynamic Energy Strategies LLC


Kateri Callahan brings three decades of experience in strategic planning, business development, organizational management, policy campaign development and advocacy, fundraising, and coalition building to her position as head of Dynamic Energy Strategies (DES). Callahan created DES to help individuals, companies, and organizations succeed in the emerging new world energy order. DES provides a full set of services in the clean energy arena.

Callahan founded DES after serving as President and Chief Executive officer for CMC Energy Services, one of the few certified Women’s Business Enterprises serving the energy efficiency industry. Her work at CMC followed 14 years as President of the Alliance to Save Energy, a bipartisan non-government organization that works to advance energy efficiency for a healthier economy, cleaner environment, and greater energy security. Callahan’s accomplishments include helping to win major energy efficiency provisions in energy bills and securing significant energy efficiency investment in the economic stimulus bill of 2009; establish the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA) and the European Alliance to Save Energy (EU-ASE); and launch an international conference, the Energy Efficiency Global Forum (EE Global).

Callahan has served on a number of boards, including the Keystone Center Energy Board (with a period as co-chair); Duke University’s Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE); Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance (SEEA); Building Performance Institute; Green Building Initiative; Business Council for Sustainable Energy; World Electric Vehicle Association; and University of California, Davis, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy. In addition, she was twice appointed to the National Petroleum Council.