Keynote Presentation & Fireside Chat: Kateri Callahan and Dan Burnham
Thursday, May 2, 2013
1:15 to 2pm (during lunch in Plaza del Sol)
Alliance to Save Energy
Presentation: "US Race to the Top: Doubling Energy Productivity by 2030"
Kateri Callahan, President, 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, a 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 90+; oversees a budget of approximately $17 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, corporate Associates program that includes more than 200 international businesses, associations and interest groups that support the organization’s mission. As well, 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 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.
Retired CEO and Chairman
Mr. Burnham is the retired chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company in Waltham, Massachusetts. He joined Raytheon in 1998 and retired in 2004. Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Burnham joined AlliedSignal, Inc. in 1982, most recently serving as vice chairman and a member of the board of directors. He has also held positions of increasing responsibility with the Carborundum Company from 1971 to 1982.
Mr. Burnham is a trustee of LMI, a government consulting firm located in Washington, DC; past chairman of the Minority Supplier Development Council; past chairman of the President’s National Security Advisory Committee; past chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association; and a member of the Business Council. He serves on several technology ventures boards.
Mr. Burnham received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Xavier University in 1968, a master’s of business administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1970, as well as honorary degrees from Pepperdine University and Bentley College. Mr. Burnham became a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation in 2005. He currently serves as immediate past chair and chair of the nominations committee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation. Dan is also a member of the Institute for Energy Efficiency’s Director’s Council.